- Jan 18, 2022
- Reaction score
- Fort McMurray
- Ram Year
And that was exactly my point. A Touareg towed a Boeing 747 once, but that doesn't mean that it can do it all the time and it's safe to put it on the road, and it's not legal either.So you have no problem believing that the ford explorer, a unibody crossover SUV with a turbo 4 with 310 ft pounds of torque that weighs 4700 pounds and has a 119in wheelbase can tow 5300 pounds?
But you can’t believe that the 2023 xc90, a unibody crossover suv with a turbo 4 with 310ft pounds of torque that weighs 4650 with a 117.5in wheelbase can tow 5000 pounds?
The math on that equation is the same.
So we follow the numbers in the Owner's Manual. Where they come from, and what was done to put them there, is not our business, but they're there for a reason. It's possible to overload any vehicle beyond it's recommended payload limit, or towing limit, but that is trouble. You get caught, you're in trouble. You have a 4000lbs camper behind that RAM with maximum tow capacity of 3800lbs, and you get caught, DOT will give you hard time. Numbers are numbers.
That's all I wanted to say.