Hope to get some insights from you guys on towing with a 1998 Dodge 3500 - 5.9l (360 magnum v8) and 3.90 gear ratio.
The original sportsmobile manual shows
GCWR 13000 UVW 6900 GVWR 8700
Now that would leave me with a maximum towing capacity of 4300lbs.
We are planning to live fulltime in the SMB and a travel trailer and use the trailer as a home base, ideally we'd get a 23" Airstream but its GVWT is 6000lbs (dry 4600lbs), so that is a bit too heavy.
Should we settle on a smaller trailer thinking ~4000lbs wet, or is even that a bad idea with that gas engine?
We really don't want to give up vanlife, but our future goal of fulltime work and travel requires a more comfortable base setup and then we would use the SMB for the weekends.
The alternative would be to get a different van, but then how much can a SMB E350 RB realistically tow?