: How Much Can I Tow?



fmfa0801
07-27-11, 02:30 PM
07 ESV. The owners manual says 7,800 pounds. That is also what i have read on the forums BUT my hitch sticker says 5,000 pound w/ 600 tounge pounds weight carrying OR 10,000 pounds w/ 1,000 tounge weight distrubiting.

So what can i tow?!

fmfa0801
07-27-11, 02:32 PM
I have a swamp buggy. With buggy and trailer its about 6,000-7,000 pounds.

hcvone
07-27-11, 02:37 PM
I tow a 24 ft enclosed snowmobile trailer all over north america and that is just over 7k lbs, big brakes and sway bars really help

fmfa0801
07-27-11, 02:45 PM
Yes but why does my manual & hitch say 2 different things? Which one do i go by or do all 07 hitchs say the same thing?

Cadillac Cust Svc
07-27-11, 04:15 PM
fmfa0801,

If you would provide me with your VIN, I can tell you what the towing capacity is.

Thank you,

Elizabeth, Cadillac Customer Service

spartoron
07-27-11, 04:16 PM
I may be wrong but I would follow the manual's recommended weight. My reasoning would be not what the hitch and frame
could handle but what type of abuse the transmission , differential and engine can handle.

CRL1
07-27-11, 05:50 PM
7800 pounds is what I have always seen for the ESV and 8100 for the Escalade.
What is on the hitch sticker is the rating for the hitch not the vehicle.

fmfa0801
07-30-11, 09:35 PM
Elizabeth, i sent you a email with my VIN. Did you get it?

Cadillac Cust Svc
08-01-11, 10:55 AM
fmfa0801,

I did not receive an e-mail. I also can’t get into my inbox to look at any private messages. Could you please send me your VIN again?

Thank you,

Elizabeth, Cadillac Customer Service

fmfa0801
08-14-11, 06:18 PM
Elizabeth, I can not figure out how to send a message on here. Is there a email I can contact you about this?

Coop
08-14-11, 07:55 PM
fmfa0801 you want to go with the manual @ 7800lbs with a maximum GCWR of 14000lbs.

This tow calculator (http://changingears.com/rv-sec-calc-trailer-weight-tt.shtml) will give you a better idea of what you can pull.

fmfa0801
08-14-11, 09:25 PM
Thank you

McGowansix
08-15-11, 12:26 AM
07 ESV. The owners manual says 7,800 pounds. That is also what i have read on the forums BUT my hitch sticker says 5,000 pound w/ 600 tounge pounds weight carrying OR 10,000 pounds w/ 1,000 tounge weight distrubiting.

So what can i tow?!

The numbers on the hitch are the maximum capacities for a Class III hitch, which is what is installed on your vehicle. As far as towing capacity goes, you need to go by the owners manual which is 7800 lbs for a 2007 ESV.