Bcoem11
Hello everyone, I'm a new member and my wife and I are looking at a 2019 190BH.  I have a Honda Pilot rated at 5000 lb tow capacity.  However, I notice the axel is rated at 4000lbs on this model.  With shipping weight and water tank full only leaves about 300 lbs that we can add to trailer without exceeding axel rating.  Am I missing something here?   Any help would be greatly appreciated!
thanks
Bill
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bmr528
 According to Riverside specs,  you have about a 1000# carrying capacity,  I myself would not tow with full water tanks unless I had no other choice.  


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Bcoem11
So still confused about this. So dry weight of 3415 and 4000 lb axel. How do they come up with 1005 lb carry capacity?
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Shannon
I’m not an expert by any means, but I'm pretty sure the extra capacity is due to the fact that the hitch is carrying some of the weight—it’s not all on the axle. If you take the capacity of the axle, which is 4000 pounds, and subtract the weight of the trailer, which is 3415, then add the amount of weight which the hitch is carrying, which is 420 pounds, you get the 1005 pound carrying capacity.
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Bcoem11
Thanks Shannon,  I get it now!  I have towed lots of big boats and a little Leary of single axel... any thoughts?
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Shannon
You’re welcome, Bill. I didn’t end up buying a retro 190 BH (which was the reason that I joined this forum), because it would’ve been too small for an upcoming trip, although I still might buy one in the future. Most of my towing has been with two or in some cases three axle trailers. However, I’ve towed a heavily loaded single axle trailer with relatively good success. In some ways, it’s an advantage, because you obviously have two less tires to contend with. That said, when I replaced the tires on my single axle utility trailer, I upgraded to a higher rating. I’m not sure what the rating is on the tires that come with the 190 BH, but I would be tempted to buy two new higher rated tires, and use one of the original tires as a spare. However, that may be hard to do with a whitewall.  In summary, I didn’t feel uncomfortable with the single axle, and it does offer some weight savings, which could be a factor given your tow vehicle.
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Tim S
Bill,
I have a 2015 166, single axle 3500#, 2300 dry wt. I was nervous about the single axle as well when I started looking at the stats, but after I upgraded to Load Range D tires, I am pretty happy with performance. And I probably have 700#, give or take of added weight. If the 190 BH is the floorplan best suited for your needs and falls within your tow vehicle capacity, I would say- go for it. I would like to move up to a 195 or such in a few years, but that is more for interior space considerations. The 166 is definitely a small trailer.
Good luck in your decision.
Tim
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