Well, I'm just plain confused. I want our 2002 Pontiac Montana to be able to tow 3000 lbs, with a loaded tongue weight of about 200 lbs. However, according to an engineer at Pontiac, the standard Montana can only pull 1500 lbs -- though it says 3500 on some specifications, apparently that's only if you ordered the towing package _prior_ to manufacture. However, my mechanic (and the manufacturers of the trailer I want to pull) say that the Montana has more than the required wheelbase and horsepower, and that there's a Drawtite Class III hitch with the Montana's name on it, which means that the Montana can pull 3500 lbs. And that the "pre-manufacture" thing is bogus. Since I want to pull a horse trailer with world's most wonderful horse, I have to make sure the Montana is up to job of pulling said horse and trailer safely. The loaded weight of the trailer would be about 2500lbs. Again, tongue weight of about 200 lbs, and the trailer has its own braking system. Can anyone shed any light on this?