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Old 04-20-2011, 04:37 PM   #11
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Model # ts27qbss fiber glass frame
GVWR 5993 lbs total dry weight 4201
I did the research before I got it and actually I was looking to a smaller trailer but heavier ( different frame) that is why I got this one
Does anybody had experience with suv and towing a large trailer?
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Old 04-20-2011, 05:13 PM   #12
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well, i didn't believe it but your numbers are right.
i apologize. apparently, R-Vision still has the lightest TT's made for their size.

that said, this is how the numbers work. your Nissan can tow a max of 6000lbs.
but that's with a 150lbs. driver and nothing else in the Nissan. anything else in it or on it, lowers the 6000 number. that includes the weight of the WDH.
most say that you should only tow 80% of the TV's max tow capacity.
and finally, the short wheelbase of the Nissan for such a long trailer, would require a Hensley-type of WDH. that's too much trailer for a traditional style WDH, for a short wheelbase v-6 SUV.

i tow a 23' HTT that weighs about 5000lbs. loaded for camping, with a 5.3 v-8 Chevy Avalanche.
and i wouldn't tow anything longer than 25' with it.

i would be scared ****less trying to tow a 31'+ TT with a v-6 mid-sized SUV, no matter how light it was!
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Old 04-20-2011, 05:24 PM   #13
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I had an explorer sport trac with a v-6 pulling an 19 foot hybrid, the truck pulled it alright, but the rpm was too high for me going up hills, plus the truck was too narrow, i coundn't really see behind me, I thought thr truck would be good enough but i wasn't happy towing the trailer, now i bought myself a f-150 with a long wheel base, and i love the way it handles now. best move i ever done, i feel alot better pulling my trailer more relaxed. wife feels better too she drove crazy hit he brake on side side of the truck lol
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Old 04-20-2011, 05:24 PM   #14
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I would suggest that you take all your information and contact Sean Woodruffe at ProPride and see if his 3P hitch would solve your issues.
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Old 04-20-2011, 05:44 PM   #15
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Thanks for the suggestion
That is the hitch I got from the dealer
Beside electric brakes
All this weight specification are confusing
GVWR is the max allow weight combine weight of trailer plus max load?
Axel dry weight ?
So I was planing drive it with a total of 360 weight of passengers about 200 weight of cargo
Plus 4200 weight of trailer and hitch 420
It would be about 5200 or less
What do you think
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Old 04-20-2011, 05:56 PM   #16
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o.k. what you don't realize is that the "dry" weight number of 4200lbs., doesn't account for the weights of what the manufacturers call "options".
these include things like: oven, a/c, awning, battery, spare tire, tv, microwave and so on.
my HTT weighed 400lbs. over its "dry" weight, with the normal "options", as it was delivered from the factory.

there should be an actual factory UVW weight, on a sticker in the trailer. usually it's on the inside of a cabinet door, like under the sink.
it will show its actual weight, including the "options", from the factory.
with this weight, you can now add the weights of the cargo, water, propane and battery to get an actual weight, loaded for camping.

if you have the items described above, your trailer's UVW will probably be closer to 4600lbs., before you load it up.

by the way, did your Nissan have the factory tow package? you have to have that, to have the 6000lbs. tow capacity.
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Old 04-20-2011, 06:36 PM   #17
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Yes I realized that, that is why I'm going to get the actual weight
And yes the Nissan has the tow package
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Old 04-20-2011, 07:52 PM   #18
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Thanks for the suggestion
That is the hitch I got from the dealer
Beside electric brakes I would certainly hope you have a brake controller to stop the load
All this weight specification are confusing
GVWR is the max allow weight combine weight of trailer plus max load? Correct
Axel dry weight ? Totally meaningless
So I was planing drive it with a total of 360 weight of passengers about 200 weight of cargo Guesses are useless
Plus 4200 weight of trailer and hitch 420 Again, you are making guesses based on dry weights
It would be about 5200 or less
What do you think
What is the scaled weight of your Nissan?
The big mistake is you bought way too much trailer for your SUV. There is no real fix except to suck it up and replace one or the other to get yourself into a safer situation.
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Old 04-20-2011, 08:19 PM   #19
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If you just bought it - bring it back - there is a thing called buyers remourse and you have 3 days to return it before you are on the hook.
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The Pro-Pride Hitch will help the sway problem, not the wieght problem.
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