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Old 08-04-2016, 01:48 PM   #1
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Is this app reliable/accurate ?

Do you trust and use this app
RV Tow Check | Towing Capacity Calculator
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Old 08-04-2016, 02:06 PM   #2
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Is the picture behind kind of stupid? Looks like a lifted HD pickup, and the 5th is using a towing dolly to turn it into a bumper pull? Did this guy not use the app?


I'm a TT guy, so maybe 5ers are different, but I wouldn't trust a calculator that didn't take into account the GAWR's. You can be within the other limits (GVWR/GCWR), but still be overloading your rear axle. Also, where you put the "gear/cargo/misc" is important; is it in the TV or 5th? Makes a big difference in where it is being placed as to axle loads.


Nothing beats 20 min at the CAT scales getting it all figured out.
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Old 08-09-2016, 12:53 PM   #3
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nope, all of the online calculators have me towing a 18-22k# trailer from the bumper and it's only rated for #13k and a 8500# 5'er and its rated for 14k
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