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Old 07-01-2017, 03:57 PM   #43
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I found the previous numbers on the internet, cars.com, for the model of my SUV. So now I went to the manual. It directed me to the "F.M.V.S.S./C.M.V.S.S. certification label on the driver's side lock pillar." Unfortunately that label doesn't specify gross weight or axle weight ratings. It does say max payload is 900 pounds which is a lot less than the 1195 I had.

From the manual, this is the only other info:
Max trailer weight = 3500
Max tongue weight = 350
GCWR = 8300

I guess I need to go weigh the Murano to establish its curb weight.
The Parkliner only has one axle so I don't expect it to have a separate GAWR, should I?
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Old 07-01-2017, 04:04 PM   #44
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You may also want to read the first thread under "Towing...." for some definitions and explanation of items spoken often here--
Towing Definitions-Understanding Towing weight terms
Thank you, Jim. I'm saving this and will memorize with diligence
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Old 07-01-2017, 04:39 PM   #45
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...Unfortunately that label doesn't specify gross weight or axle weight ratings... It does say max payload is 900 pounds which is a lot less than the 1195 I had...The Parkliner only has one axle so I don't expect it to have a separate GAWR, should I?
You might ask your dealer about the other ratings. The one I'd be most concerned with is the the rear axle weight rating. Between tongue weight and people, pets, and cargo in the back of the vehicle, it's the most likely to be overloaded when towing.

Payload may be less because you have AWD and perhaps other options. They add weight.

The trailer does have a GVWR (total trailer weight including the tongue) and a GAWR (just the axle weight, not counting the tongue weight). The latter is based on the specs of the axle installed by Parkliner, likely a 3500# axle, or possibly limited by the tire ratings. In any case it's rarely an issue as long as you are within the GVWR of the trailer overall.
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Old 07-30-2017, 09:26 PM   #46
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Update: I purchased the "Air Helper Springs" by AirLift for the Murano and had them installed. I really like them. Even with no trailer attached, the SUV rides better. It has less bounce in the back. When the camper is attached, there is less sag and the ride feels more stable. I don't pack the rear of the SUV with heavy stuff, only light things. I distribute the weight in the camper adequately so now it looks level. I'm very happy with the AirLift system and don't plan on installing a weight distribution kit. I've been passed on the highways by many large trucks and there is no sway whatsoever.
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