Originally Posted by sask934
The math is not in your favor to pull that trailer. You will be way over pay load and total weight allowed.
here is a link that will help you: Travel Trailer Weight Calculator
I posted a reply last night but it seems it never made it here. Anyway....
Thanks for the link -- that's very helpful.
Using the calculator, I got the following: Weight Calculator Results
It's close, but the max weights still appear to be within the vehicle's limits. Even at max tongue weight, I'd still have enough payload for passengers, but nothing else (which is OK with me).
So, it seems I have a range of 698-1267 lbs for trailer cargo. It seems from other threads on here that even 1000 lbs of cargo is high, so I would think I'd be fine. Realistically, if tongue weight ends up being around 700lbs at 13% (960 lbs of trailer cargo), I'd be somewhere around 5% under limits.
So, unless I'm missing something, if I closely monitor tongue weight and trailer cargo weight, and don't put anything in the Mountaineer other than passengers, I should be OK, right?