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RE: Tongue/Hitch Weight Conundrum

Thank you all for your insight and confirmation! While disappointing news regarding the trailer, I'm not willing to take a chance with our safety. We will keep looking for the right trailer for us.
jpmogle1 11/19/21 03:24am Travel Trailers
Tongue/Hitch Weight Conundrum

Hi Everyone, I am quite novice on the towing capacity and was alerted by a friend that the vehicle I purchased may not support the trailer we are looking to purchase this weekend. We have a 2021 Subaru Ascent with a factory installed receiver. The max towing capacity is 5000 lbs. with a tongue weight of 500 lbs. We are making a deal on a 2022 Forest River Ozark 1680BSKX with a dry weight of 4050 lbs, a GVWR of 4905 lbs. and a hitch weight of 505 lbs. per the manufacturers site: https://forestriverinc.com/rvs/toy-haulers/ozark/1680BSK/5802 The concern is if we take into consideration the 10-15% rule of the trailer, we are between 405 lbs and 607 lbs for tongue weight. However if we take the GVWR into consideration we are at 490 lbs to 735lbs., which is way too much. The trailer dealer states we are within 'range' and should just distribute weight properly. Subaru has warned that going over 500 lbs is dangerous and also could void the vehicle warranty. Any assistance on how to determine which is correct would be much appreciated!
jpmogle1 11/18/21 06:45pm Travel Trailers
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