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Old 11-29-2007, 10:55 AM   #15
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Originally Posted by 87MH
you have to leave the Beer and the Dog behind!
No dog, no deal for me!

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Old 11-29-2007, 10:59 AM   #16
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Originally Posted by Bo Charlie
...Still confused by the width of opinions. 2 tx dealers have stated that the g500 would work if set up correctly...
it IS confusing, and especially when the advice comes from folks who don't have a g wagen or have driven/seen one.

wayne/sam, dennis and rem are giving you the right (hard) picture.

it's even funnier when the advice is from folks who don't own either a tv or trailer.

the issue isn't that it can be made to work. sure it can, but what's involved and how much will it cost and will it be safe.

those are the issues.

again have you been by the weatherford shop? you will get good/safe advice there.

if they haven't done a g wagen (these were gray market imports toping 100k$ each) they will be honest about it and still work through the problem.

contacting the canadian shop is silly. welding a receiver onto the bottom doesn't allow you to greatly exceed the carry/tow capacity.

no dog, no beer, no brisket=no fun.

there IS a reason this shop is in canada folks, so get a grip.

are you gonna drive the g-wagon to eastern canada for set up? i can't imagine driving an 02 g 3-4,000 miles round trip on interstates.

has it even been out of texas in the last 4 years (after the sw purchase)?

are you gonna never go over 60 mph in texas?

the problem is your initial post suggest a NEW 27 footer or BIGGER and "with all the equipment"

no doubt a smaller trailer or lighter older unit might work out, but GO TO the weatherford shop in person.

lastly, take a reality break and redefine what size a/s you want and where it's gonna b used.

then decide how much liability you wanna assume for the look of using the old g....


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Old 11-29-2007, 12:01 PM   #17
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It is not so mutch the overloading of the GVWR That I'm woried about .
Or the short wheelbase of the G compared to the trailor.
It is the tonque weight and the use of a WD hitch on a TV that is not designt for it.
Normaly a european car will see no more that 75 KG maby 100 KG max as hitch weight .
It's more than just a wild gues that these frames are not designt for a 800 pound tonque weight and the stress from a WD hitch.
Would you tow your AS on just a bumper mounted ball???
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Old 11-29-2007, 12:56 PM   #18
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Originally Posted by remcolent
It's more than just a wild gues that these frames are not designt for a 800 pound tonque weight and the stress from a WD hitch.
The same questions were asked when the imported T-reg and Cayanne hit the western shores and once the pro's evaluated the vehicles it was a non issue. One could suggest the Heavy Duty G500 would be similar. An evaluation would be in order to be sure.

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Old 11-29-2007, 01:36 PM   #19
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I dunno, maybe it's just me...but if you can afford a Benz and an Airstream, what would stop ya from being able to swing a true 3/4 ton (new or pre-owned) to pull a trailer of nearly 4 tons or more and over 25'? If you came here talking 19' Bambi, I'd think differently.

So many folks have, including myself, have tried to modify or get a vehicle to do things it really shouldn't. I too was one that put several thousand miles on a questionable TV for my application. I had no real problems either to speak of, but I did feel there were times when I could have lost it, particularly in high wind situations. Since getting the Burb, longer wheelbase, heavier vehicle, I don't have even the slightest hint of concern. It's a night and day difference. I can get my snowblower to move my Safari, but whats the point? I myself would be hard pressed to contact CanAm, when the answer is fairly simple. There are no shortcuts in math or physics IMHO, some may not agree and some may even post how they've done it for years. Makes it neither right or justified in my book.
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Old 01-12-2008, 12:50 PM   #20
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I have looked up the €uro (Netherlands) tongue weight for the G500.
It is 140 kgs or 308 lbs.
The GVW for the trailer is 2750 kgs or 6060 lbs (short WB).
The GVW for the trailer is 3500 kgs or 7710 lbs (long WB).
This maybe a good indication for what it is designed for.

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