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Old 08-02-2013, 08:40 PM   #1
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Towing a car with a class c

I know I need to confirm weights on the sticker in my motorhome, but I am not near it right now. I usually rent a car if I need to when I get to my destination. my next trip I won't be near a car rental place. I was thinking of renting a car dolly and towing a car ( front wheel drive). So I guess what I want to know is, can I tow a car with the class c (29' sunseeker). generally speaking, I know I need to confirm weights.
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Old 08-03-2013, 09:17 AM   #2
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About 10 years ago my DWs aunt and uncle towed a Ford Ranger 4 wheels down behind a class c for a bunch of miles including 1 trip FL to Alaska. Check your weights and read your ownwers manual.
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Old 08-03-2013, 10:46 AM   #3
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I towed my Sonoma crew can behind my class A i now have it setup to tow behind my class C. Weight is a factor which is why I bought the vehicle I did. Towing capacity.
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We have towed a Nissan Pathfinder four wheels down with our Sunseeker 3100 (Ford V-10 E-450 chassis) for about 28,000 miles, including many miles on mountain roads with 8% grades going over 11,500 foot passes. The engine has to work hard but it has never been overtaxed and I've had no problems.

Be sure the rented tow dolly has brakes that work. The E-450 motorhome chassis is rated to tow about 5000 pounds, but the Ford manual emphatically states that the brakes are not designed for the combined weight. Anything you tow must have adequate brakes. A rental tow dolly should have surge brakes. Otherwise, you will have to set up a brake controller.
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Old 08-04-2013, 04:07 PM   #5
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I fully agree and neglected to state I use a supplemental braking system. With the new Lexington, I also upgraded the supplemental braking system to more current technology.
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thanks for the replies.
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