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Old 03-20-2016, 01:27 PM   #1
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TOW QUESTION....big ????

RV is 2012 378 Xl Georgetown
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Want to tow 2012 Ford F 150 Platinum pick up

???? I intend to put a 2012 Club Car
48 volt. Electric. In the bed of the truck

Can I pull it. And can I stop it
No brake assist!

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Old 03-20-2016, 01:36 PM   #2
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Only way I would tow that is with the 150's brakes helping.

Brakes on the GT are good for the GT and a toad.

IMO if you throw a golf cart in the mix you are going to need more stopping power.

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Old 03-20-2016, 02:04 PM   #4
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Previous thread answers....

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Old 03-20-2016, 05:45 PM   #5
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TOW QUESTION....big ????

Easy answer. NO!!! Why would you consider no brake assist? Not sure that would be legal in any state!

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Old 03-21-2016, 08:14 AM   #6
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IMHO the brakes on a gasser are just barely adequate. Adding all that weight with no additional braking could be deadly. I have had close calls when not towing anything when another vehicle suddenly pulls out in front of me. DP's have airbrakes. We don't.
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Old 03-21-2016, 08:42 AM   #7
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I think the v10 will pull it but I'd suggest looking at the combined weight of the truck and cart. I think the rated capacity of hitch on my 2013 378 is 5000 lbs. you may be getting close. I've flat towed a 2013 explorer and now a 2016 explorer here in the wv mountains with no aux brake without any problems however Someone from the flatlands would probably not do this. ( and yes I know the law requires one) I recently did purchase a aux patriot system because I don't want to be an outlaw or take a chance running over someone. If you get in an accident and don't have the aux brake I'd bet you'd probably receive a citation which would probably result in you being ruled at fault.
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what is the weight of the truck and cart, even though the weight rating of the hitch is 5000, you may be getting close on your GCW
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Old 03-21-2016, 03:13 PM   #9
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Old 03-21-2016, 07:42 PM   #10
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you are running about 1,000 lbs overweight. The drivetrain will handle it but the brakes will not. Fill your water tank 1/4 full and get a brake unit,,,,PLEASE!!!


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