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RE: Towing camper with van. What rating hitch should I purchase?

Bikendan, that was dry TW. I've redone my math.... I would have to somehow keep my van/trailer payload at/under 300# to be safe and that's just not happening. And the TW is an immediate issue, so that van wont be pulling anytime soon. Valhalla360, I have already started looking. I'll be back in the forums with more questions once I get a proper TV.
spol11 09/18/20 10:51am Towing
RE: Towing camper with van. What rating hitch should I purchase?

valhalla360... I'm trying hard to get someone to tell me everything will work out great and my setup is fine :) At this very moment, a truck is unobtainable. But after going through my math numerous times and getting great feedback on this forum, I'm quickly realizing a used truck will likely be in my driveway by next year.
spol11 09/17/20 02:15pm Towing
RE: Towing camper with van. What rating hitch should I purchase?

Good input bikendan. I have found that the tongue weight on this particular trailer is about 390#. Obviously that still exceeds the van's max TW. Would a weight dist. hitch help at all?? or is it as simple as TW cannot exceed TW capacity of towing vehicle? thanks in advance.
spol11 09/17/20 02:03pm Towing
RE: Towing camper with van. What rating hitch should I purchase?

Thanks for the replies everyone! Definitely good feedback. I figured class 3 was better option but this solidified my choice. I also knew that I was going to be maxed out (or very close) with supplies in camper/van but some of your info has me thinking I need to just purchase a truck with better towing capabilities sooner than later. The last thing I want to do is ruin the transmission on my wife's van in a year or two of camping. (sorry for the cross post).
spol11 09/17/20 07:09am Towing
Towing camper with van. What rating hitch should I purchase?

Tow vehicle: 2013 Nissan Quest SV 6 cyl. Max tow capacity: 3500# Torque: 240 ft/lb RV: 2000 Trailmanor 2720 SL Dry weight: 2875# Payload cap: ~1210# Hitch weight: ~392# In the van will be my wife and two young kids. Van dry weight: 4400# So, vehicle weight + load/passenger = approx. 5000# I'm looking at whether a class 2 or class 3 trailer hitch would be more appropriate. As well as whether a weight distribution hitch might be an even safer idea. Thoughts on safety of pulling this pop up/expandable camper with my van??
spol11 09/16/20 04:49pm Towing
New to RV/towing. Whats my best option for a towing setup?

Tow vehicle: 2013 Nissan Quest SV 6 cyl. Max tow capacity: 3500# Torque: 240 ft/lb RV: 2000 Trailmanor 2720 SL Dry weight: 2875# Payload cap: ~1210# Hitch weight: ~392# In the van will be my wife and two young kids. Van dry weight: 4400# So, vehicle weight + load/passenger = approx. 5000# I'm looking at whether a class 2 or class 3 trailer hitch would be more appropriate. As well as whether a weight distribution hitch might be an even safer idea. Thoughts on safety of pulling this pop up/expandable camper with my van??
spol11 09/16/20 04:03pm Tow Vehicles
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