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Old 02-26-2014, 01:11 PM   #1
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I have a 2003 Bounder 36 foot with the W22 Chassis. My Terrian weighs 4,000 lbs. Will my coach handle this in the mountains?
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[QUOT E=Bruc;1944719]I have a 2003 Bounder 36 foot with the W22 Chassis. My Terrian weighs 4,000 lbs. Will my coach handle this in the mountains?[/QUOTE]

you're towing capacity is 5000 pounds therefore you will be just fine including all the Hitch hard ware
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Thanks, Steve. April will be our first coach trip. Exciting times ahead. Looking forward to comparing it to our Chevy 2500 and Cameo fifth wheel.

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What year is your Terrian and AWD or FWD? I have a 2013, 4 cyl FWD so I'm very interested in your setup, towbar and aux. brake choice. Are you pulling any fuses or other prep?
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My Terrain is a 2012 V6 AWD. My tow plate is a Blue Ox and my tow bar is an Avenita LX Blue Ox.
My Terrain was wired to charge the Terrain battery while towing, so it is not necessary to pull a fuse. My in/car brake system is a Blue Ox Patriot.
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My Terrain is a 2012 V6 AWD. My tow plate is a Blue Ox and my tow bar is an Avenita LX Blue Ox. My Terrain was wired to charge the Terrain battery while towing, so it is not necessary to pull a fuse. My in/car brake system is a Blue Ox Patriot.
My Terrains is a 2014, 4 cyl. Also Blue Ox and wired for battery charge. Also Blue Ox Patriot.
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Right back at you! :-)
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[QUOT E=Bruc;1944719]I have a 2003 Bounder 36 foot with the W22 Chassis. My Terrian weighs 4,000 lbs. Will my coach handle this in the mountains?
you're towing capacity is 5000 pounds therefore you will be just fine including all the Hitch hard ware[/QUOTE]

Maybe so, maybe not...

Work the numbers, the tow rating is the lower of:

1. GCWR minus tow vehicle's actual weight.

2. Hitch capacity.

3. Coach tow rating.

4. Chassis maker's tow rating.
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Thanks for your feedback.
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Thanks for your feedback.
We are towing a new to is 2012 Terrain. We have put on a Roadmaster baseplate and M&G braking system. We will be using our current Ready Btute tow bar. We will be towing with a 38J Bounder DP. Haven't towed this combo yet but expect no problems.
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I'm sure you won't know that it is behind you. Like I have been told, keep your rear view camera on! :-)
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I tow 2014 Terrain behind 265 Lexington class C. It is a dream. Easy set up with Blue Ox and Patriot brake sys.
Your DP should handle like it is not there. But do keep camera on.
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I will be fine. My coach is a gas model, not a DP, but the 8.1L is a very strong engine!
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I have the Terrain's cousin, the Equinox. We are going with the ReadyBrute Elite with the ReadyBrake. I've done the numbers, and we're close, but within the limits. We won't tow except for long trips - most of ours are less than two hours away, and we just plan to park and play.

You should be fine, so enjoy!
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