Towed a 3500 lb Airstream behind a Wrangler with no problems.

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Thank you for pointing that out! I'm a virgin to towing and am learning a lot but missed that. 🙁
Going with an aftermarket class III. Even if I never exceed the 3500 towing capacity, a Class III attached to the actual frame vs a cross member only. Far more stable and better weight distribution...
 

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You bet. Every vehicle will have a Gross Combined Weight Rating, which is the maximum the vehicle and a trailer it's hauling can weigh together. It includes the vehicle's curb weight, the payload in it, and the loaded trailer weight.

Often on a passenger vehicle the GCWR is the advertised tow rating plus the vehicle curb weight plus a small amount of payload, meant to represent a driver and sometimes a passenger. Rearranging the equation gives TC = GCWR - Curb Weight - Payload in Vehicle. GCWR and Curb Weight are constants, so as you load up the vehicle with payload, your TC goes down.
Great information, thanks again!
 

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Going with an aftermarket class III. Even if I never exceed the 3500 towing capacity, a Class III attached to the actual frame vs a cross member only. Far more stable and better weight distribution...
Are you able to show an example of what one you will be getting? I really wanted a higher than 3,500 tow rating, but now will be getting a smaller trailer and want to ensure I have the best hitch I can get as I will be right up around that 350 lb mark.
 

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Are you able to show an example of what one you will be getting? I really wanted a higher than 3,500 tow rating, but now will be getting a smaller trailer and want to ensure I have the best hitch I can get as I will be right up around that 350 lb mark.
I’m also curious about this
 

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