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Old 04-03-2015, 11:36 AM   #15
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Sorry, but your figures are not accurate. If the OP had the regular Ventana with the larger engine then you may be right, but not with the LE version with the 340 hp 6.7 Cumminms.

With my 38 LE (2014) my gross is 33K. Towing my CRV and loaded for an extended trip we are right at the gross. The 36' LE will have slightly more capacity than mine, but not that much. Towing 4600 lbs you will know its back there, particularly on mountainess terrain. We've got over 12K miles on our 38 in the one year of ownership and have traveled coast to coast. The hills will slow you down. The transmission (2500 series) I believe to be rated at 33K also, so keep those limits in mind should you have warranty issues with Allison.
You are correct. Went to the correct page on the Newmar site.

Seems strange that they would build the Ventana line on two different chassis. Their call for sure. But strange.
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Old 04-03-2015, 06:37 PM   #16
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Thanks to everyone for helping out. Based on the feedback, adding in the dogs, dogfood, dogbeds, leashes, toys, my wife's makeup kit and hair dryers, etc. I'm now looking for a two seat bike. Dogs will have to run along side of us.....
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Thanks to everyone for helping out. Based on the feedback, adding in the dogs, dogfood, dogbeds, leashes, toys, my wife's makeup kit and hair dryers, etc. I'm now looking for a two seat bike. Dogs will have to run along side of us.....
THAT'S THE SPIRIT!

Obviously you can fine tune some of my numbers by getting the auto you have weighed with full fuel and maybe anything you think will be regularly carried in the car while in tow.

Your real numbers for the coach will come when you see the weight sticker.

Carrying full water and propane are always options but if after you get the coach and toad all figured out and you have 2000# available for "stuff" you should be good to go but you will be pushing your max weight vs HP. At least fully loaded you will be below the 100#/1HP ratio often used as a rule of thumb.
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Pulled the trigger today and purchased a new Wrangler Unlimited to shave some weight off the tow. Looking forward to getting back into some backroads in Taylor River area and elsewhee.

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Thats the spirit. When life gives you lemons make lemonade. And the new wrangler makes a very sweet lemonade. Enjoy your jeep and new MH.
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