Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 08-23-2013, 03:10 PM   #1
Senior Member
 
Displaced2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 309
Anyone towing with Lexington?

I towed my 2002 Sonoma crew can for the first time today. Was toad for previous class A. Pleasantly surprised how well it handled
Any other experiences? Any mods to improve handel ing?
__________________

__________________
Displaced2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-23-2013, 04:06 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
PHS79's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 414
My parents had a 28' Lexington, they bought it to replace their 37' Jayco 5er, and hoped to use it to take the boats to local lakes and rivers that they camped along. They only used the Lexington to tow probably 2 times, once for a 19' Crestliner fishing boat and the other a 21' pontoon boat. My mom liked the size of the Lex, which is the main reason they sold their Jayco, they are no longer "snow birds" and the Jayco was too big for weekend camping or so she said. My dad could not stand driving it (lack of power) and hated towing with it along with the mileage it got. He was to use to the power and mileage of his F350 diesel compaired to the V10. So after only owning it for about 3 months they traded the Lex for a 31' Open Range 5er.
__________________

__________________
TT-2013 Passport 3220BH
TV-2004 F150 FX4, not exactly stock...
nights camped:
with 2001 Kodiak K215: 2010-10, 2011-12
with 2012 Grey Wolf 26BH: 2012-19, 2013-24, 2014-11, 2015-6
with 2013 Passport: 2015-13, 2016-15 booked
PHS79 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-24-2013, 09:26 PM   #3
Member
 
Dave T's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 82
I have towed a 2003 Dodge Dakota thousands of miles. Up & down mountain passes. I would rather not be towing but .......
The key here is the Ford E450 chassis ( which I assume you have) & the weight they are rated to tow. Before 2003 it was 3500 lbs but that was increased to 5000 lbs in 2003. A better transmission in 2008?
__________________
Dave T is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-25-2013, 08:27 AM   #4
Senior Member
 
Displaced2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 309
Thank you. I have the 450 chassis with a Ford V 10. Very pleased with ride and handling. Curious if any suspension mods done.
__________________
Displaced2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-25-2013, 07:57 PM   #5
Captain Capps
 
silica's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Big Island
Posts: 49
Send a message via Skype™ to silica
I'm towing ford escape (3500 lbs) across us (7months) and would love more power in western mountains other wise in flat east and Midwest plenty of power. However its a struggle keeping straight track with slightest wind on side of coach. The towed vehicle has strong influence on ability to keep rig straight.
__________________
silica is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-26-2013, 11:28 AM   #6
Senior Member
 
Displaced2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 309
I have same feelings and wondered if large sway bar might make a difference. Possibly steering stabilizer.
__________________
Displaced2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-26-2013, 05:48 PM   #7
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Posts: 17
I had a road master steering stabilizer installed on my 2006 lex 283gts. 100% improvement in steering. Also, had belstein shocks installed. Dave ps I'm towing a 2007 jeep liberty with no problems
__________________
Snellville-Dave is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-31-2013, 10:01 PM   #8
2014 Sunseeker 2650S
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Rome, NY
Posts: 113
MotocrossCamper tows very heavy. He is a very active poster. Suggest you contact him. Sunseeker/Lexington E450 should be same engine, transmission, frame, etc. Based on E450/Dual-Rear-Wheel specification, your towing capacity should be about 7,500lbs. And I've seen posts that indicate the hitch is indeed a 7,500lb hitch labeled as 5,000lb hitch. But Brian C is the expert here.
__________________
Joseph Carozzoni is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-11-2013, 05:00 AM   #9
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Posts: 5
I have a 2014 283GTS and tow a Suzuki Grand Vitara, I can sure tell it's back there esp at the pump
__________________
garyl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-11-2013, 07:14 AM   #10
Senior Member
 
Displaced2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 309
I bought a new Terrain by GMC. Had it rigged to flat tow. Works wonderful and only lose about a mile + per gal. But I do 60 when towing.
Scan gauge said 7.8 last time.
Thanks for the replies.
__________________

__________________
Displaced2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




ForestRiverForums.com is not in any way associated with Forest River, Inc. or its associated RV manufacturing divisions.


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:11 AM.