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Old 05-31-2016, 06:11 PM   #1
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How much can I tow?

I am buying a 2015 Newmar 3635 Ventana le, and I am a newbie. I want to buy a toad but don't know how much weight to allow for contents of the rv? My UVW is 25,300 lbs and my GCWR is 33000. My NCC is 5,700/ Can anybody help tell me what I should pencil in so I know what I can tow. I think the hitch is rated for 5000 but that doesn't tell me what I can tow.
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Old 05-31-2016, 11:10 PM   #2
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If you are giving the correct numbers; I'm as confused as you are .

UVW of 25,300 and NCC of 5,700 would mean your GVWR would be 31,000.
That would limit you to a 2,000 toad , IF , you were using all the carrying capacity of the coach .
If you limit the load in the coach to 2,700 lbs , then you can tow the full 5,000 lbs that the hitch allows.
BTW: 2700 lbs is a lot of stuff , I travel with full water tanks and barely carry 2100 lbs.

Could you add the coaches GVWR to you post , that number may help to figure out what's happening.
The 33,000 lb limit may be the transmissions maximum rating.

Edit: 5,000 pounds is my hitch rating and the difference between , my coach's GVWR and GCWR. There are many SUV's and small P/Us under the 5,000 lb limit.
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Old 05-31-2016, 11:59 PM   #3
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Thanks for your answer

My GVWR is 31000. My GCWR is 33000. I was wondering how much I might carry, as a newbie I can only guess. The 2100 number is very helpful. It sounds like I should be able to tow a 5000 lb toad. That should allow me to buy a jeep grand Cherokee which has that as a curb weight. Thank you again for your help!
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I'm assuming your coach is equipped with an Allison 2500 series transmission, and the 33,000 lbs is the GCWR of the transmission.
It's unfortunate that the Coach/Chassis , manufactures put you in this predicament , by ordering the light duty trans in what is otherwise a heavy duty chassis , for a few thousand more the 3000 series trans would have given you a huge advantage; in the GCWR ; and many more choices , as far as toads are concerned.
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