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Mechanics Corner (Utilities, Appliances, Towing & More) => Towing => Topic started by: steved26 on January 30, 2017, 09:29:53 PM

Title: Towing a hybrid question??
Post by: steved26 on January 30, 2017, 09:29:53 PM
Ok so my durangos towing capacity is listed at 4400lbs. I am looking at a 19' hybrid that is total dry weight I'd 2851 and a load capacity of 2428 dual axel.   I will be using a weight distribution hitch.  Is this something that is able to be towed safely?  We normally stay within 1-1-1/2 hrs from home and 1 Longer trip up to knoebels. We also normally take a second car so it we load that up instead of the truck?  What does everyone think.  My wife is tired of the work envolved in opening/closing it up, before and after each trip.
Thanks
Steve
Title: Re: Towing a hybrid question??
Post by: Lone Lock on February 02, 2017, 08:53:55 AM
What is the Hybrid you are looking at?

The numbers you gave don't sound right.  Dry weight is 2800#'s and you can put another 2400#'s in it for a combined 5200#'s?  I would expect a 2800# trailer could have a total capacity of around 4000# (1200# of gear).  Maybe even less around 3500#'s. 

 
Title: Re: Towing a hybrid question??
Post by: steved26 on February 02, 2017, 09:25:08 AM
its a 2005 travel lite trail cruiser C-19.  here is a pdf link of the unit

http://www.jerrystrailers.com/fckimages/2005Brochures/2005_Trail_Cruiser.pdf

Thanks
Steve

Title: Re: Towing a hybrid question??
Post by: steved26 on February 02, 2017, 10:00:31 AM
(http://[url=https://flic.kr/p/RH31B5][img]https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/274/32625850226_543096a6dd_z.jpg)[/url]C-19 weight (https://flic.kr/p/RH31B5) by Steve Donahue (https://www.flickr.com/photos/134526489@N05/), on Flickr[/img]
Title: Re: Towing a hybrid question??
Post by: Storm Trooper on February 11, 2017, 11:10:42 PM
About 5000 lbs gvwr sounds right. What is the towing  capacity of your durango?