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    Posted: 30 Jun 2020 at 11:42am
Hi all. 
My wife and I bought a 2010 R-Pod T174. We travel in art shows. Looking at upgrading our Transit connect to a Proram 1500 for towing. It is a 2019 with a 3.6. Can anyone tell me if this will be enough. This is our first venture in using a camper. We are both professional campers.Smile
Look forward to hearing from anyone. We'll be picking brains till we become professional campers. 
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Kent and Amy
P.s. I will be restoring the camper. So as soon as I can figure out what I am doing with this forum I 'll send pictures.
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Welcome.

According to what I saw the Ram Promaster 1500 can tow 5100 lbs "properly equipped". Be sure the one you're thinking of buying is "properly equipped". The max trailer weight of the 174 is about 3800. So, you should be OK if you don't carry too heavy a load in the van. That's because tow capacities are usually spec'd with the tow vehicles unloaded and only the driver in it.  

Do this. Look at the driver's door sticker of the new van. Find the MCGVWR (max combined gross vehicle weight rating). That is the total weight the trailer + van + all people and cargo can weigh. Take the curb weight of the van(about 4800) and add the weight of all the "stuff: and people that will be in it, and add 3800 to that for the trailer. If that total is less than the MCGVWR you should be OK. 
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Thank you for that info especially about the sticker. We ended up not buying the van. The seats in the van were like riding on rocks. Finding a van that size with a tow package has been trying. We will keep looking. 


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Steve Jobs would be confused.

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Originally posted by podwerkz

Steve Jobs would be confused.

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HAHAHAHA

Exactly what I was thinking.  LOL
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