Sadly I did not do more research myself to fact-check the salesperson who told me I could tow a trailer as heavy as 2000lbs. I had been looking at trailers with a dry weight of around 1500lbs, thinking that would be max. However, the owners manual says that Total Tow Weight has to include 2 passengers, the hitch weight and all the gear and stuff. I had not accounted for the 2 passengers or the hitch weight. Here's where I'm unclear - if you are not towing 2 passengers, why do you need to allow for their weight? Can anyone "weigh in" on this?