RV Trip Planning Discussions

Go Back   iRV2 Forums > THE OWNER'S CORNER FORUMS > National RV Owner's Forum
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 07-07-2007, 06:43 AM   #1
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 54
Looking for opinions:

On our W22 Workhorse chassis,
GVWR: 22,000
GCWR: 26,000
= 4,000 toad weight limit (sticker on back of M/H says so anyway, and I believe the entire SeaBreeze/Dolphin line has a tow rating of 4,000.)

Now if you crawl up under the back of the motorhome and look at the manufacturer's sticker on the tow hitch itself, THAT reads 5,000.

Here's the question: Is the NRV sticker stating 4,000 due to the hitch assembly and its attachment to the M/H frame not being able to take more? OR, could I safely tow up to 5,000 with this setup so long as I keep the GCWR within the stated 26,000?

Safe travels, all.
__________________

__________________
Bryan & Susan
2007 Pacifica TE-40B
ItstheTrip is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 07-07-2007, 06:43 AM   #2
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 54
Looking for opinions:

On our W22 Workhorse chassis,
GVWR: 22,000
GCWR: 26,000
= 4,000 toad weight limit (sticker on back of M/H says so anyway, and I believe the entire SeaBreeze/Dolphin line has a tow rating of 4,000.)

Now if you crawl up under the back of the motorhome and look at the manufacturer's sticker on the tow hitch itself, THAT reads 5,000.

Here's the question: Is the NRV sticker stating 4,000 due to the hitch assembly and its attachment to the M/H frame not being able to take more? OR, could I safely tow up to 5,000 with this setup so long as I keep the GCWR within the stated 26,000?

Safe travels, all.
__________________

__________________
Bryan & Susan
2007 Pacifica TE-40B
ItstheTrip is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-07-2007, 07:01 AM   #3
Member
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: oak hills ca
Posts: 92
Hitch rated at 5k...Motorhome GCWR says you can tow 4k. I would be thinking that I could tow up to 5k If I didnt gross over the GCWR of 26k.
It will be intreating what other folks think...
__________________
Warren Bates
palm springs ca
ALLEGRO 34TGA f53 chassis
wdbates is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-07-2007, 09:35 AM   #4
Member
 
2012 American Coach's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 62
In the case you have described, you are limited by the GCWR. The GCWR is set by the chassis manufacturer. The hitch assembly installed by National, must meet or exceed the GCWR set by the chassis manufacturer. The standardized definition of GCWR by RVIA is attached below.

GCWR (Gross Combination Weight Rating) is the maximum allowable combined weight of the tow vehicle and the attached towed vehicle. GCWR assumes that both vehicles have functioning brakes, with exceptions in some cases for very light towed vehicles (less than 1,500 lbs). Check your chassis manual or manufacturer towing guide.
__________________
Safe travels.
2012 American Coach is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Please-Just One More Weight Question MikeWard Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 5 12-09-2007 06:31 AM
Weight question: Help please txtoyhauler Toy Haulers Discussion 31 01-20-2007 07:13 PM
tow car weight barfly New Member Check-In 2 10-30-2006 11:24 PM
How much weight can the 2005 W-22 Tow? usaret Workhorse and Chevrolet Chassis Motorhome Forum 3 02-26-2006 02:43 PM
Tow Boss Weight lincster Toy Haulers Discussion 3 09-26-2005 08:42 PM

» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 11:59 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
×