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Old 08-14-2009, 08:25 PM   #1
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With our '08 Neptune w/340 hp cummings what's ideal/max toad weight?

We are shopping for a vehicle to tow behind our '08 Neptune, would appreciate any info from someone with the same 340 hp cummings that tows. Thanks for your replies.

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Old 08-15-2009, 04:22 PM   #2
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The toad weight makes very little difference on level ground, but on grades you have to haul it up the hill just as if it was weight carried in the coach itself. Ergo, lighter is better on the hills, but otherwise makes no difference. I'd try to stay under 4000 lbs if I could.

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If you are looking for "weight police" advice, look on the sticker and see what th Gross Combined Vehicle Weight (GCVR) is. Look at the Gross Vehicle Rate (GVR) and find what the difference is. Then add all the weight, including pasengers to the coach and the remaining is the max you can tow (according to MFG.) As Gary stated, under 4000 pounds will be okay.

My 2007 Saturn view is about 3500 pounds curb weight (As delivered). Add fuel and a cooler and I'm up closer to 4000# I have a 340 Cummings and I do not have any problems towing the Saturn.
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