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Old 05-25-2020, 12:52 PM   #1
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I have a 99 28 ft Classic that I have been pulling with a 2014 Toyota Sequoia with a weight limit of 7300 pounds. The AS has gvwr of 8200. Am I in danger here?
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I have a 1999 28 foot Classic that I pull with a 2014 Toyota Sequoia. The car had towing limit of 7300 pounds. The AS gvwr is 8200. Do I have a problem here?
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Old 05-25-2020, 01:14 PM   #3
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I think you really need to go to the CAT scales and weigh it. Unless you are really loaded the trailer should be under its max gross weight. Look at the weight on the rear axle of the TV and the payload and the max tire load for the TV and the max hitch weight and see how you are doing with those weights. Just the max tow rating is not as useful as all those. But to exceed the max tow rating you generally have to be over on the hitch wt, axle weight, or payload, or have insufficient hitch weight.

I pull a lighter trailer with a 2500 so you can deduce how I feel about it.
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with a weight limit of 7300 pounds.

I'm guessing the Classic and Excella of that year are one and the same. If so the Airstream doc archive shows you have a ncc of #470. If all the above are true is a pretty safe bet you are over your vehicle rating. Safe or not is your call. I might suggest getting on a Toyota Sequoia group and puruse their towing category. Seems like when I frequent the Tundra group on the rare occasion I get seriously interested in changing tow vehicles Sequoias are included.
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Maybe, it depends how much stuff you have added to the trailer, and you should avoid pulling with more than one full water tank. Take it to the CAT scale and find out what she weighs. You should avoid exceeding the 7300 lb limit and the GCVR. If you are close to the limit as I suspect you are, you should upgrade the tires when you can. Higher load range tires will be stiffer, and will improve safe cornering.
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