Trailer weight vs towing capacity

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I am looking into getting a 32' travel trailer; dry weight 6500 lbs. My SUV is rated to tow 8500 lbs. Is that cutting it too close?
 
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"Dry weight" really doesn't tell you much. What is the trailer's Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR)? That's the maximum allowed weight of the trailer, including water, propane, and all cargo.

It GVWR is below the 8,500 tow rating on your SUV, you should be OK. If not, you might wat to keep looking. Never assume that you will put less than the maximum amount of "stuff" in a trailer.

TJ
 
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Actually, you should check payload on your SUV before you buy anything. Dry tongue weight alone is going to run anywhere from 650 to 975 lbs. This will be deducted from vehicle (suv) before anything else is added.

It is best to give us your payload capacity od the suv, GVWR of the trailer you are looking at and how many people total will be in the suv. Two adults, two kids and a dog along with misc. cargo in the vehicle and you very well be over loaded.
 
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