GregCurb weight is the total weight of a vehicle with standard equipment, all necessary operating consumables (i.e., motor oil and coolant), a full tank of fuel, while not loaded with either passengers or cargo.Starting at 3,970 you need to add the weight of any options that were installed at the factory (i.e. skid plates and 4WD) or anything added by a previous owner, plus the weight of the towbar, plus the weight of any cargo you add to the GC. Easiest way to determine the weight of the CG is to go to a scale and get it weighed. This can usually be done for about $10.I looked at the hitch on our 2012 2551 and the hitch is bolted to the frame. It looks simple enough to remove and have a higher rated hitch installed. Barry
5k lbs weight limit on the PC hitch. GC over that.
I would definitely be talking with PC before I did that: reasoning is that most of the frames have been sectioned and plugged. On the 2007 I had, parts welded in were not full length welds, so by default the new parts were not as strong as the original frame, from which all those numbers derive.
2010 Honda CRV (4 wheel drive). Did a LOT of research before we bought something that could be towed 4 down and decided on CRV. No complaints!