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Old 03-24-2015, 01:01 PM   #1
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Has anyone pulled a lighter weight travel trailer with a Hummer H3 Alpha (8 cylinder) We have just purchased a 2012 Dutchmen 196RD with approx. 22' overall length from tongue to back of trailer and a dry weight of approx. 4000 pounds. We were wondering if the Hummer can handle the load of the trailer (loaded) on long distance drives and hills. Any insight would be appreciated. Thanks.
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Old 03-24-2015, 03:30 PM   #2
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Edmunds says your max towing capacity is 4500 lbs. What does your Hummer owner's manual say? The trailer's weight will exceed that as soon as you add propane, battery, tools, and a little water.
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Everything I see says 6000lbs for the V-8, if that's the case, you should be fine. I would definitely invest in a transmission cooler if it doesn't have one.


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