FTC Disclosure: I get commissions for purchases made through some of the links in this article for more information, visit our Advertising Disclosure Page.

What Weight Tent Trailer Can My SUV Tow?

by Dawn


I'm trying to find out if my 2003 Mazda Tribute can tow a tent trailer and up to what weight?

ANSWER: Greetings Dawn thanks for submitting your question on our Ask An RV Question Page.

If your Tribute is a 4 cylinder with a manual transmission it can tow a maximum of 1000 pounds.

If it is a 6 cylinder with an automatic transmission without the factory towing option it can tow a maximum of 2000 pounds, if it has the factory towing option it can tow a maximum of 3500 pounds.

Depending on the size of the tent trailer their Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) (In other words when the trailer is loaded to capacity and ready for camping) can range between 1000 to 7000 pounds.

Leave your RV repair bills to us—Good Sam Extended Service Plan

Remember when looking for tent trailers you need to look at their GVWR rating and not their Unloaded Vehicle Weight Rating (also known as dry weight Rating) as you will be towing the trailer behind your vehicle when it is loaded.

For more information on RV weights you should read the article Trailer and RV Weight Demystified located in our RV Lifestyle Articles Section.

I hope that this information has been helpful to you.

Do you have any suggestions or comments on this topic? You can add them to this page by clicking on the "Click Here To Post Comments" link located near the bottom of this page.

Protect your RV and your family while on the road: Join Good Sam RV Emergency Road Service Today and save!

Happy RVing

RVing Al

P.S. Did You Know that you can build your own Web Page on Everything About RVing? Just Tell Us Why You Love RVing, Share An RVing Tip Or Trick, Tell Us About Your Favorite Camping Or RVing Destination or Share a Funny RVing Story With Us.

Click here to post comments

Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to Ask An RV Question.

Way Interglobal
Shop Best Prices on RV Fridges, Kitchen Appliances, Griddles, Stoves, Gas Ranges, Fireplaces at Way Interglobal Today!

Get Your Article Published on Everything About RVing

If you have written an article about RVing, Camping or the Great Outdoors and you would like us to publish it on Everything-About-RVing.com, please visit our Submit An Article Page.