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Old 01-07-2012, 12:23 AM
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Hey guys, I'm new to the forum and have been reading here for probably an hour or so to see if I can answer my question but no luck. I have an 08 H3 with the towing package. I've towed a few things with it but nothing over 1500lbs. I'm trying to buy a toy hauler/camp trailer and the weight of the hauler is around 6-7k lbs. I know the towing capacity of the H3 is 4500lbs. I read somewhere that towing capacity is the weight of the trailer being towed minus the weight of the vehicle. so that would be around 2000lbs. Is this right? Would I be able to tow a 6000-7000lbs toy hauler? tongue weight is less than 1000lbs. thanks for the help.
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That might be a little too much to try. With a much lower tongue weight and just doing a short trip where I don't have to climb any hills or do a lot of starts/stops you could probably get away with a higher tow weight, but probably not 7k lbs. If you did, it wouldn't be long before breaking something.
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That is not correct. Tow capacity is what your towing plus cargo and passenger weight in the vehicle. You will also be a danger to everyone else on the road, braking ability will be severely reduced.
Imagine trying to come to a stop and being pushed through a red light with 7k pounds behind you into something else.
Buy an H2 they tow 7800
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ok, thanks guys. so that means no toy hauler. =P
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ok, thanks guys. so that means no toy hauler. =P
Or a toy hauler and H2!!!
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I'm a bit more optimistic. I'd venture to say with a weight distributing hitch and electronic brakes 5k is acheivable. 6-7k short distance would be ify.
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Do you have the i5 or Alpha V8?
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I'm a bit more optimistic. I'd venture to say with a weight distributing hitch and electronic brakes 5k is acheivable. 6-7k short distance would be ify.
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With e-brakes and a properly balanced trailer/hitch I might say that a little over 5k is going to be alright. The motor will be holding you back now.

I would not walk away from a load just because it weighed 4501 lbs. 7000 lbs is a whole nuther weight class.
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