That was in the loaded trailer only. Total weight was 9,640. 2,400 on front axle, and the other 7,240 between the rear and trailer axle. I ran across that weight ticket the other day and still shook my head at how something didn't go wrong.Swigoose, curious, is that 5200 # in the loaded trailer only, or including passenger, cargo and roof rack items ? Wonder what was the total GCVW at that point.
Waaah??? Your rear axle was carrying more than double what they are rated for….crazy! You're the best driver ever!That was in the loaded trailer only. Total weight was 9,640. 2,400 on front axle, and the other 7,240 between the rear and trailer axle. I ran across that weight ticket the other day and still shook my head at how something didn't go wrong.
Actually, I believe tow rating is based on a 150lbs driver. Any additional passengers and weight of gear comes right off the tow rating. If you still have not purchased a vehicle, I would look at other options, as IMO, I think your rig will be overloaded. Plenty of mid size suvs with more stout towing capabilities than the Pilot that are more spacious. The Toyota 4Runner comes to mind, so does the Acadia/Traverse/Enclave. As for the Suburban, we bought our 2008 LTZ for much less than our 2009 CPO EXL. It came with a lot of miles but had it checked by independent mechanic and got a good bill of health. Still made the dealer throw in a warranty but so far no issues and we have done a ton of doing with it taking our boat to our favorite area lakes ranging from 70-250 miles away.I see from what I have read too that the tow capacity is reduced by people weight and I account for two passengers.
No, haven’t made any purchases yet. I am a researcher. Have been looking at Oddy’s for a while though and the wife just said, the extra room would be nice. So, then I wanted to make sure we would be ok pulling the camper as I knew it was already close in weight by the camper itself, not to mention all the crap she has to bring along. A man can bring, his chair, some food, wood, and some beer. Women, want to bring half the house and half the toy room. Lol. And we aren’t small people, so the 150# isn’t us. More like double us.If you're set on an ODy though, I think you've got what you need covered. I would pass on the airbags as the proper WDH will allow your suspension plenty of travel and will help reduce rear end squat. I would also recommend getting a weigh. It's eye opening for most people.
What is your definition of "very light" and "short to medium" as it relates to towing with an Ody?...snip...
Odysseys IMO should only tow very light weights and short to medium distances.