Curtis, I am curious about your "a minimum of 1000lbs under the rating capacity" comment.
If I tried to do that I couldn't pull my Casita
The maximum load capacity of the Escalade is 1392 lbs. Take away the weight
of two passengers (460 ponuds), the hitch weight
(475 pounds), and what we carry (375 pounds) and I don't have much capacity left over. This has nothing to do with towing capacity.
Most people talk about towing capacity and hitch weight
capacity, but then completely ignore that each vehicle since 2004 has a plackard that defines the maximum load (passengers and cargo) the vehicle is rated to carry.
I know one person that pulls an 17' Oliver
with a vehicle thats only rated for 850 pounds. Can this TV pull the weight, yes! can it do it safely, qestionable!
What about you?