Just weighed my tv and tt and the results are concerning.
My van has a tow capacity of 6600 but 7300 with a WD according to manual. My van weighs 5740 dry with a quarter tank. I never carry anything in van , all usually goes on tt when camping. So let's add 5 people about 670 so we're at
6410 , add 21 gallons of gas to get the balance to a full tank is 27 lbs ( 6lbs per gal.)
6437 Total , let's call it
The tt weighs 4880 near with empty fridge, add 100 lbs for clothes and a couple of things so about 4980 balance , let's call it 5000
Balance is , let's call it
My gross tow vehicle capacity is 11000/12000 according to manual I'm assuming that this means anywhere in between . Basically it looks like I'm right at or very near to the max. My trans runs cool at 170 to 180 on the highway so I feel safe there , the temps on the motor according to the factory gauge is normal and stable, I get no swerving or stability issues with the wdh , the ride seems nice. So since all looks good and feels good and temps are good , should I worry? A buddy who a mechanic states that these specs are always under rated to provide a cushion. What do you all think?
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