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Old 06-15-2014, 12:18 AM   #1
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Can I tow my early 90s Jayco Tent Trailer with a Class I hitch on a wagon?

I'm looking to buy a new Mercedes Wagon for which I can only find a class I 250/2500 hitch. I have been towing my tent trailer with an Isuzu Trooper with a class III hitch. I'm confident the Mercedes has the power (given that is has a comparable 3.5 V6 engine as the Trooper but newer and more powerful). The Mercedes has 268 HP compared to 215 HP on the Trooper.

I have no idea how much the tent trailer weighs or the tongue weight.

Will I get in trouble having just a Class I trailer hitch though?

Does anyone know how much those trailers weighed?

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Old 06-15-2014, 02:45 PM   #2
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Need to find the decal or plate that stated the total weight of your pop-up first then look at the tongue weight and go from there. Have a model name or #?
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Old 06-16-2014, 12:25 AM   #3
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I am thinking that a class 1 hitch is more for holding a couple of bicycles. Is it a 1 1/4 in receiver?
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Depends on how big your trailer is. For most of the 10' and larger pop ups you'll need a Class II hitch. You can probably do it, but a class I hitch is really for light loads. Give Etrailer.com a call and ask what they have and what they might suggest. But first you need to know how much your trailer weighs.
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Old 06-16-2014, 10:51 AM   #5
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I am thinking that a class 1 hitch is more for holding a couple of bicycles. Is it a 1 1/4 in receiver?
Your correct, Class I has a 1-1/4" pin box good up to 2,000lbs.

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