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OK so if over is possible then close to the limit should be no problem then right? That was the original question.
we almost bought jayco x23b itwas little too heavy we didn't want push limit 3900lbs empty (dry no propane filled) and 4950 GVWR.. but hitch is less... i know its weird but will be 4300lbs then going add more stuff to camper, i know 500/5000 lbs but we just don't want to push it too far.

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we almost bought jayco x23b itwas little too heavy we didn't want push limit 3900lbs empty (dry no propane filled) and 4950 GVWR.. but hitch is less... i know its weird but will be 4300lbs then going add more stuff to camper, i know 500/5000 lbs but we just don't want to push it too far.


Smart Man!! I was at about 4800lb fully loaded. No need to put stress on a system that has know issue's. My new Durango w/hemi doesn't break a sweat towing my trailer rpm never went above 3500 towing last week 1000 mile round trip. Durango is a whole different animal

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We just bought a Passport 238ml and plan on picking it up on Monday. Nice lightweight trailer with 2 bunks and a Murphy queen bed. Looked at almost every TT made over the last year or so....excited to finally upgrade from the pop-up. The specs seem to be ok. I'd be interested in the actual tongue weight. Plan on going to the scales.


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We just bought a Passport 238ml and plan on picking it up on Monday. Nice lightweight trailer with 2 bunks and a Murphy queen bed. Looked at almost every TT made over the last year or so....excited to finally upgrade from the pop-up. The specs seem to be ok. I'd be interested in the actual tongue weight. Plan on going to the scales.


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Did you consider the Rockwood Mini Lite 2306?
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The hitch weight is way over at 516lb that's not including propane/hitch/etc...

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Yes your right about that weight. The Passport 238ML is only 21 lbs lighter on the hitch.

Ttree, please let us know how the Pathfinder tows when you pick it up.
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Well when I was towing mt 3800lb dry & 385 hitch tt w/ pathfinder. I am sure that after adding gear & propane/ hitch etc.. I was probably at around 4800lbs & 480 hitch weight and all seemed ok never felt uncomfortable the PF did work pretty hard when not on flat ground. I truly realized this after having the durango and how effortlessly it tows same camper. So my advice from being where you guys are is the lighter the better especially with a pool designed cvt just my 2 cents

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Did you consider the Rockwood Mini Lite 2306?
We did. Another really nice TT but more expensive and no one had the mini lite in stock near us.. The murphy bed option in both is what we were looking for.
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Did you check out the coachman freedom express rb192 it is a nice unit and made with Azdel

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Yes your right about that weight. The Passport 238ML is only 21 lbs lighter on the hitch.



Ttree, please let us know how the Pathfinder tows when you pick it up.


Sorry it took so long to reply... We picked up our unit from a dealer in CT and made the trip back to Central MA with no problems. I have an E2 weight distribution setup. It was very windy on the return trip but I was surprised how well the PF performed. I think I'll have to buy some towing mirrors as I can't really see around the trailer.
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