Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Delaware County, PA
Question about towing
Ok so im going to be getting a hitch installed on my X to tow a small boat, pop-up trailer and a utility trailer...not all at once of course :-)
Now heres the Q when the towing capacity is say 10k pounds does that mean the subtract the weight of vehicle and cargo and the remainder can be the weight of the trailer? say the X is 5k with cargo and 3 passengers thus meaning the trailer weight could be 5k?
Also whats all the jive about tongue weight? My assumptions is the amount of downward force the X can handle at the hitch? I believe its rated at 500 pounds. I would assume that if i can pick up the trailer and move it by hand that i shouldnt have to worry about it being to heavy...as a note im a small guy so anything i can pickup is a miracle lol