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Old 12-26-2015, 07:17 AM   #15
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3500 vs 5000 lb dinghy on a gasser

What type of mileage?
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We towed a motorcycle on a trailer - about 1500lbs combined and didn't notice the weight behind us. I pretty much went as fast as I wanted and passed other vehicles easily. Then we started towing our Captiva - about 3700lbs and realized right away that passing was no longer going to be easy. We still go as fast as we want, it just takes longer to get up to speed. We rarely are able to pass other vehicles now unless we are on a divided highway. We're very happy with the Captiva, but also very happy we didn't get a heavier toad!

What year is your Captiva? I know they haven't been out too long.


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Old 12-27-2015, 06:11 AM   #17
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Thanks for all the good feedback. We just bought a 4000# 07 Jeep Liberty 4WD to replace our 2700# 93 Geo Tracker. From what I'm reading, it appears the extra 1300# won't be noticeable behind our Ford F53 V10.
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I tow my mustang gt on a car trailer with my 36 foot Georgie boy v10 and I have towed small cars -kia rio there is a difference but we are not in a race , brakes are your friend Click image for larger version

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Old 01-07-2016, 02:42 PM   #19
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My gasser is a 37.5 ft W24 Chassis Dolphin. I tow a 07 Wrangler unlimited. It weighs in at 4500 plus or minus.
I haven't found it a problem so far. Sure, it's not a DP but it pulls most grades without a lot of drama. Remember, RV stands to recreation vehicle, not race vehicle.
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I would guess you are over you trailer hitch capacity. Looks like a 10,000 trailer minus trailer weight so probably 7,000 capacity. So car plus 3,000 pound trailer on a 5,000 hitch.
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I understand people towing the car they have. Have a big Jeep already? Great tow it, no rational to sell it to tow something smaller. I don't understand selling a small car and buying a larger car to tow behind a motorhome, unless you suddenly have a bigger family.
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