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Old 10-10-2014, 11:52 PM   #1
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How much can the V10 handle?

I own a 2012 Georgetown 378, with the V10 in it and flat tow a 4dr wrangler sport. The motor home does ok but there have been times some mountain passes and steep grades are to much and it bogs down to 40 mph.

I'm exploring the option of towing the jeep on a flat trailer, for Jeep rally's etc.

My question, anyone out there currently or tried pulling this type of configuration?
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Old 10-11-2014, 01:04 AM   #2
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Not to throw water on your fire here, but putting the Jeep on a trailer (and I've trailered my Jeep thousands of miles, and to me its the preferred method over flat towing,) is just going to add another 2000# of weight that your V10 has to pull up those hills. Is the trailer a better way of transporting your 2nd vehicle? I think so. But you're going to compound your "this V10 is maxed out" problem by adding more weight. I'd go with a lighter toad: 2-door Wrangler TJ.
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Thanks for the reply. Yes it would be a better way to travel, big wheels, less wear and tear, upgrades and the unexpected breakdown on the trail allows me to get it back home.

The unknown...the RV's performance with an additional 2000#. Wondering would it blow up the motor or even worth considering until the day I trade it in for a diesel puller.
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To me if I slow down to 40 mph going up a steep hill towing my cruze, i'm not worried I don't like to have the engine turn the high RPM's that some individuals put on the motor. They say that the V10 can handle the high RPM's but to me i'll just putt along and enjoy the trip.
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Old 10-11-2014, 08:39 AM   #5
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I agree ramair, I don't feel comfortable hammering it, It sounds awful. However, my father in law once informed an engine needs or should a occasionally run thru its range of RPM.

I just woke up and I'm thinking clearer than when I posted this last night. I should read the specs and tow capacity.
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Old 10-11-2014, 09:10 AM   #6
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Your coach should be rated to tow 5000#. the v10 will definitely pull the jeep even on a trailer.

one thing that will help with the bogging of the engine is to use the tow/haul button to keep the transmission from trying to shift into overdrive.
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Old 10-11-2014, 11:27 AM   #7
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Thanks Chris, do you pull a vehicle on a trailer?
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Old 10-11-2014, 11:31 AM   #8
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I tow my MDX on a trailer or on a tow dolly, depending on where we are going and what space they have for trailers. in both cases, you can't even tell the vehicle is back there.

I have also towed 3 HD motorcycles on a trailer (about 900# each) with out any problems.
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Old 10-11-2014, 11:42 AM   #9
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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?
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Thanks for the reply. Yes it would be a better way to travel, big wheels, less wear and tear, upgrades and the unexpected breakdown on the trail allows me to get it back home.

The unknown...the RV's performance with an additional 2000#. Wondering would it blow up the motor or even worth considering until the day I trade it in for a diesel puller.
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.
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