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Old 03-04-2014, 11:08 AM   #1
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Class B towing a travel trailer?

So I've decided to pull the trigger on a 2006 dynasport UTV. Love the layout as a touring vehicle, however if I want to camp I'd like to pull a trailer for kitchen, beds for 4 and a large salon. I see it as the best of both worlds. A small comfortable coach for day trips and park your trailer at the campground.
The UTV is 25', has a 5000 hitch a ford V-10. What length trailer should I be looking at or is max? I like the Airstreams and wouldn't you know the ideal layouts appear to be in the 27' range. Is this too much?

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You need to weigh the UTV loaded as you normally plan to travel and then find on the drivers door jamb, the GVWR and the rear axle GAWR.

GVWR - loaded UTV = Max loaded trailer hitch weight.

There should also be an owners manual for the chassis which will have a the GCWR based on the engine and rear axle ratio.

GCWR - loaded truck = max loaded trailer weight.

You hitch should have two ratings...plain and weight distributing.

Your UTV is limited by meeting all three ratings. You are not to exceed any of the ratings.


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So it seems like things can vary a hundred different ways.

I mean for instance:

Some trips may have different weight in UTV

Some trips pulling a trailer would appear weights can vary on both UTV and trailer/boat.
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