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Old 07-14-2010, 03:52 AM   #1
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Tow capacity

How much can a 2007 Georgetown 378 with a ford V-10 tow ???
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Old 07-18-2010, 06:47 PM   #2
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you can find all specs for 2007 georgetowns here

http://www.rvguidebook.com/rvguidebo...georgetown.pdf
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Old 07-18-2010, 07:26 PM   #3
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The hitch is only rated at 5,000 lbs. Combined Gross Vehicle Weight (tow vehicle & towed vehicle) 26,000 lbs. These are the maximums. Everything is based on how much weight you put in the motorhome which is 22,000 Gross Vehicle Weight. If you reach that then you can only tow 4,000 lbs. The guide posted above will give you the specifics on how much cargo you can add. You need to remember to add the weight for on-board fresh water, water in the water heater 8.12 lbs per gallon, any waste water or black water in tanks, propane. It all adds up.
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Old 07-19-2010, 02:43 PM   #5
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Don't forget that if you use an equalizer that you increase that hitch capacity by 50% too.
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I was thinking about towing a trailer with some off road toys. Just wondering what size trailer the motorhome is comfortable with and how much weight ? How does the ford v-10 pull ?
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Don't forget that if you use an equalizer that you increase that hitch capacity by 50% too.
There should be a label on the hitch stating the weight carrying capacity, as well as the weight distributing capacity. My 9900 lb. hitch is only rated at that if a weight distributing system is used, so be sure that is not the case with a 5000 lb. hitch.........that might be maximum tow-able weight with a weight distributing system.
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I was thinking about towing a trailer with some off road toys. Just wondering what size trailer the motorhome is comfortable with and how much weight ? How does the ford v-10 pull ?

The V10 pulls my 4560lb car very well below 5000ft. If you get some steep grades above that it'll run out of breath. Only when I go out west to the rockies do I really feel a need for a turbo diesel.
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I tow my 2004 Grand Am with no trouble. It's under 3200 lbs so I hardly know it's there. It has no problems on hills anywhere we've towed the car.
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