Originally Posted by canadiankid
Gameover if you really want to know what your vehicle can safely tow you'll have to figure out your TV's specs. There is a wide range of packages in every vehicle and to be honest the power of your engine is rarely the limiting factor as far as safety is concerned. Just my opinion.
x2 on this.
Back when I had my 5er, I used to tow it with my 81 Ford F250 LB. It had that 300 CID straight 6 cylinder with the single barrel carter carburetor. Dana 60 rear end and the Borg-Warner 4 speed with that compound low first gear. If I hit a head wind or hills, it was a guarantee I was slowing down and dropping into 3rd gear and the best I could maintain was 45 MPH. So, while the engine didn't have the power the bigger V-8, the tranny, gearing, suspension and cargo and towing ability were there. One thing I loved about that truck, I got 15 MPG whether I was fully loaded towing the 5er, or when I was running it empty.
Look to the stickers in your door jam for a lot of specs on your vehicle, also, sometimes there is a sticker inside the glove box which will have the specs on your rear end gearing.