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Old 10-11-2014, 11:44 AM   #11
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about 2200# for the car hauler empty. the Motorcycle trailer is about 800-900# empty.
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Old 10-11-2014, 11:46 AM   #12
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Can only get worse, my take on vehicle rating is GCWR 26000, net for the M/H is 22,000 leaving a 4000 # tow capacity. Only problem is FR attached a 3500 max tow fitting. Your load 3500+2000 + towbar you are way overloaded.
My Georgetown has a 5000# tow capacity according to the hitch.
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Old 10-11-2014, 11:48 AM   #13
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The MDX Acura weight approx 4025# my Jeep factor max 4900# plus another 1000# in wheels, rockers, bumpers, tire carrier etc.

Chris, How heavy is your trailer?
at that weight, you might want to consider flat towing. you are already at 5900# give or take.
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Old 10-11-2014, 11:55 AM   #14
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Thanks Vince, I checked those numbers, they looked different than I remembered. My 378XL GCWR 30,000# and GVWR 24,000#.

Although, this still puts me borderline.
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Tow capacity is set by Ford not Reese but that is strange. Mine was an early 12 and hitch was down rated, by sight easily 5000 thousand capacity by labeled at 3500. If something goes wrong It 's "yes sir". Over the chassis rating not a good idea.


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I'd forgotten Ford updated the chassis in 13 or 14. I think it's the same 6.8 liter V-10 w/3 valves per cylinder. Mine struggles with a 3000 lb toad, can't imagine mountain climbing with much more.


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Old 10-11-2014, 03:31 PM   #17
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It will not change your tow rating but banks power does make a exhaust upgrade for your MH. I want to say it is 100hp&torque change but it could be wrong.



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It's funny cause I just read an ad for a chip that will boost a Ford 6.8 liter 92 more horsepower! Let's see 362 + 100 for headers + 92 HP for chip. That totals 554 horsepower for couple hundred bucks or the equivalent of a 15 liter diesel like in a Prevost bus. These Ads are out of this world eh?


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Be sure to get spousal approval first as it will make your beast louder.


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Can't help wondering why anyone thinks that 40mph on really steep grades is reason for concern. On 6 % grades mine goes up at 55, which I am quite satisfied with. I consider a really steep grade to be 8% or greater. My Ford Escape weighs about 4k plus the weight of the mh. I have never heard of someone blowing up the V-10, but I am sure it has happened. Most of the time going up a grade I will hold the rpms to about 4-500 rpms less than max throttle and the noise is much less and the speed is only a few mph less.

I have 35k on mine with no engine or transmission problems. Good luck and Happy Trails.

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