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Old 09-24-2011, 03:57 AM   #11
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I tow for 2 reason. !st is if you break down anywhere you have a something to drive and get help, parts, etc. Once you have arrived at your destination, again you have a vehicle for medical emergencys etc. We tow a 2003 Jeep Wrangler, you don't even know it's there except for gas milage. It take me about a total of 15 minutes from putting on the tow bar to hooking it up to the motorhome.

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Old 09-24-2011, 08:33 AM   #12
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Good topic. I have flat towed many different kinds of vehicles and presently tow a GMC Envoy. The hitch on our 360 is 5000 pound rated. These ratings are conservative and can acutally carry slightly higher limits. Manufacturers rate conservatively to protect their own hides. I have always used a 7500 pound rated Blue Ox tow bar and have a Brake Buddy. It takes me 5 minuetes to hook or unhook. Sure beats standing at a rental counter for a half hour to rent. Towing is the way to go in my book.

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Old 09-24-2011, 12:58 PM   #13
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Hi newbie here as well and would like to get this straight. I have a gvwr of 22,000 and a gcwr of 26,000. am i limited to a 4,000 lb. toad? my cargo capacity is 2750.
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Old 09-24-2011, 02:35 PM   #14
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This is good math as far as I can see. These things are overly complicated if you ask me.

I wish vehicle manufacturers had to adhere to a straight forward way of telling you what you can and can't do.

The GCWR is the maximum your whole rig can weigh with all equipment attached and people, fluids, fuel etc on board. You have to check the numbers carefully because you might be able to put 2750 in the motorhome and tow 4000 lbs, but you may put those two number together and get a new number higher than 26000

That 26000 may be on there just to keep standard driving license intact rather than the real capability of your vehicle, but don't take chances. Don't trust your dealer, and keep talking to folks round here and checking the other related threads, this topic keeps coming up.

Al, Travelling with wife, daughter 5, son 3, 3/4 tons of 2013 Ram CCLB, five tons of fifth wheel Rockwood 8287SS still showing my kids north america one campground and road trip at a time.
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