I have a 1995 Damon Challenger. Here's what the owner's manual says about towing: Trailer Hitches and towing: Max hitch classification: Class II - maximum trailer hitch weight of 200# and maximum trailer weight of 2000#.
The manual goes on into GCWR and GVWR etc, but it seems to boil down to hitch rating. Just quoting the manual-it's all greek to me. LG
1. GCWR minus RV's actual weight (if it's not over GVWR).
2. Hitch capacity.
3. Coach tow rating.
4. Chassis maker's tow rating.
Coach and Chassis maker's are the only accepted ratings that matter. Changing the hitch to a higher capacity or using GCWR does not change the approved towing capacity.
Sure some ignore these ratings, but the braking, etc. for the MH are not changed.
Not necessarily. Using lowest of the four items above is the only way you can correctly determine tow capacity. Your comment won't work...if you have a GCWR of 20,000, a loaded MH of 17,000 and a coach or chassis maker's tow rating of 5,000, your actual tow capacity is 3,000. Which is GCWR minus the weight of the coach...the lowest of he four is the one that matters.