ok-i did plan to reread the manual...mine is a 2009.
thx. for everything. all of you.
glenn: As for towing over the specified tongue weight
, are you going to change your mind when you detect damage?"
my whole point here is to get the tow weight
down. it is 365 from the factory. my car can take 350. there isnt that much difference. i am taking off both propane
tanks. i took out captains chairs and table. i travel very light
and will carry most of what i have in the front and back seat of the car...not the way back near the tongue.
i know i might be able to lighten the TW by putting water in the fresh water tank in the back of camper or putting some weight in the back of camper inside.
but i am really trying to lighten the TW of the camper so i am not pulling more than i should.
as far as "detecting" damage i probably wont know how to do that. i read about one story of these cars with hiches attached to the "uni" instead of the frame just ripping off ...thats probably how i will find out i am in trouble...and i dont what that-obviously.
i'm gonna work on the list...i can take pics now...but like i said...they don't want me hanging around at the shop.
ps-i found a cat scale 15 miles away...but i have to be hooked up to go there...so all this will be done before i go to the scale...i plan to bring a batroom scale to the shop and try to get a weight after the propane
is off...but i'm pretty sure the guys there will think i am crazy...i dont know if i can lift it on the scale once the propane
is off. i cant budge it now.