Just checking to see how heavier travel trailers on treating your Pathfinder long-term. Thinking of moving up in camper
And I'm assuming you have a brake controller? As long as you don't pack super heavy, and insist on your tanks being full all the time, I don't think you'll have any issues.I do have the 2017 with the factory tow hitch and electric brakes. And yes the 4500 would be dry weight
So for GVWC, you would add the curb weight, plus people and cargo, plus the weight of the loaded trailer.I am not a mathlete. All these numbers spin my head. From the door jam label on my PF it shows a combined GVWC of 11149. The car is 4525lbs. If the GVWR is 5986lbs. that means to max out I can put 1461 pounds of people and cargo wt in my car. (Which I’d never do. There are only 2 of us in vehicle and at most have 2 sets of golf clubs and camp chairs, fishing’s rods, maybe a small travel cooler. combined wt of all that is approx 500lbs).
TT is 4200lbs dry wt. Don’t usually drive loaded with water. Maybe 10 Gallons = 83 lbs. And of course food and clothing and whatever is in the storage area. We’ve gone on about 10 trips since purchasing our TT and have had no issues pulling this TT. Got WDB/ stabilizing bars. A brake system on it as well. I mostly have traveled in FL, and the PF has been awesome. My questions are 1. how will it do in the mountains? 2. For the }flat land are we within safe limits for weight?