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I want to buy a 16-footer & currently drive a Mazda CX-7 w turbo. It can tow max of 2,000 lbs. Open to buying bigger TV & want to stick with those 3 makes. Tks.
You'll want something with at least a 3500# capacity. Most 16s will be more than 2000# when actually in use.
CX-9 tow capacity is 3,500 lbs. Could that work? Or is that cutting it too closely?
The only way to know is to look up each model with the options the vehicle has.I do know that any of the Lincoln "sedans" I have owned were rated at 1,000 lbs max.
ac0gv: Yes, I know to "look it up" if all I want is numbers. I'm new member & my question was 1st time post. So *where* do I look it up? And there's tongue weight vs other kinds of weights. Is there a chart somewhere that provides different vehicles' tow capacity somewhere? Or must I slog through each manufacturer's or seller's website & hunt down this obscure info? I'd like to know people's experiences & models they use within the make parameters I've stated. Thank you.
Most trailers will tow best with 10 - 15% of total weight on the hitch. I have pulled my Scamp 16 deluxe with a V6 f150 for about 10,000 miles and like it. My modified Scamp is about 3,000 lbs but is one of the heaviest out there..I have used The trailer life towing guide to look up most vehicles. If the link fails, just search trailer towing guides.
We tend to think a lot about the weight of the trailer and the towing capacity of the vehicle. Wind resistance of a trailer is a huge factor. You need a vehicle with enough power to handle the normal wind resistance and head winds. Hills are another huge factor unless you are a flat lander. People often need a bigger vehicle than they think.
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