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Old 02-01-2012, 08:57 PM   #21
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I don't think it's right that Forest River markets that your mini-van can tow it because it's taxing such vehicles big time as mentioned above, especially on any even moderate hill when you look at those vehicle's 3500lb tow capacity (max) and a unit like the Wolf Pup at about 2500lb dry.
all RV manufacturers make these claims and technically, they are correct.
a minivan with just a driver, can tow these trailers, if it's a flat road and there's no headwind. in other words, in IDEAL conditions, which rarely occur.
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all RV manufacturers make these claims and technically, they are correct.
a minivan with just a driver, can tow these trailers, if it's a flat road and there's no headwind. in other words, in IDEAL conditions, which rarely occur.
Exactly man! We tow long trips; 2,500 miles, in the moutains; pulling about 5,500 pounds of RV trailer. In situation like that, you certainly don´t want to be anywhere near your maximum towing limit; more like 50% IMO. Pulling 90 minutes to the local state park is a different situation. I think you could do 75 to 80% in that situation.
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