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Old 05-14-2014, 08:04 AM   #1
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Cargo Trailer towing behind 35 ft Challenger V10

We are going on a midwest roadtrip with a rock band towing equipment behind our 2014 35Ft Challenger. The trailer will be 5x8 ft with a loaded weight total of 2600 lbs. we will have 7 people in rv, The weight limits per Thor are 22000 and 26000. Does this mean we have 4000 lbs between people/supplies/trailer?

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Old 05-14-2014, 08:24 AM   #2
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If 22,000 pounds is the gross vehicle weight rating GVWR then that will include everything in the coach, including fuel, freshwater, propane, people, supplies, baggage etc.

If the gross combination weight rating GCVWR is 26,000 pounds, then that includes the coach plus any towed trailer or vehicle.

Just speculating now.....with full fuel, full freshwater, seven people, all of their luggage, food and supplies, you will probably be over the gross weight rating on the coach. You will need to weigh the coach to make sure.

Everyone should weigh their coach so you will know before you start loading and also will let you know how much air to run in all of the tires. Weigh it with full fuel, full water, full propane and then it's easy to add people, luggage and supplies to get a very accurate weight.

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Old 05-15-2014, 02:49 PM   #3
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Forgot to mention it in my post above, the tongue weight from the trailer needs to be added to the weight for the coach.

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Old 05-15-2014, 07:34 PM   #4
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This set-up could be difficult. The Challenger receiver is about 25" above the ground. Using a drop hitch will limit the angle that the coach can take entering gas stations, parking lots, etc. Otherwise you may need to raise the trailer tongue. Read up on using drop hitches...I believe the tongue weight goes down when using one. JM2...
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