I did talk to someone at Coachmen and they told me the coach was rated to tow 5000 lbs. I will have the Tahoe weighed before I make any decisions worse case the wife will need to follow me when we need it.
Thanks again for the input and advice.
you need to weigh both the Tahoe and the MH. weigh the Tahoe the way you would configure it to be towed. that would include whatever stuff you plan to carry in it and a full tank of gas. that get's you a 'worst case' weight.
you need to weigh the MH to be sure it isn't already overweight. at a minimum load it up with people, food, clothing, water, LP, fuel, stuff, etc...the way you normally use it and then get separate axle weights. compare the actual axle weights to the corresponding axle weight ratings to be sure you're not overweight on either axle. do not get a total weight with both axles on the scale. when shopping for an RV back in 2000 we discovered one that was overweight on the rear axle by the same margin that the front axle was underweight. the total weight showed that the MH weighed less than the GVWR even though the rear axle was overweight. get separate axle weights!
the total weight you can safely tow will be the *lesser* of the following:
- the GCWR minus the total *actual* weight of the MH as configured for travel
- the weight rating of your hitch
- the weight rating of your towbar
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