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Old 12-07-2012, 06:55 PM   #21
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Joseph - Take a look at the thread "General Motor Home Discussion > Solera > Towbar and brakes". If I understand BClemens' posts there, the Solera has a 5000 lb hitch and chassis; it is limited to 4200 lbs tow capacity by GCWR. If my understanding of his post is correct and you stay below 5000 on the towed vehicle (hitch included) and below GCWR of 15,250, sounds like you should be okay.

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Old 12-08-2012, 11:25 AM   #22
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I've asked for us to tweak the brochure to more closely reflect the actual capacities.

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Old 12-08-2012, 02:51 PM   #23
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Thanks to all that replied. I also was thinking about the post that JLeising referenced.

CWR 15,250
GVWR 11,030
Tow Limit 4,220

However, with:
UVW 9,852
Max Additional 5,398

So if the Solera is very, very lightly loaded for a quick over-night trip of short distances (i.e. 200 miles round trip), 4400lbs could be accomplished. And it would be smart to keep the speed down and be patient on hills (the East-West NYS Thruway is fairly flat).

And I also agree with the post that a small Toad may not always be necessary with the Compact Solera. Thanks again to all that replied. We saw the Solera 24R last month in Albany and instantly fell in love with it.
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Old 12-08-2012, 03:08 PM   #24
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BTW - if you look at the 2013 Winnebago View/Itasca Navion brochure, they list:

"Trailer Hitch 5,000-lb. drawbar/500-lb. maximum vertical tongue weight w/7-pin connector", then add the disclaimer:

"Actual towing capacity is dependent on your particular loading and towing circumstances which includes the GVWR, GAWR, and GCWR, as well as adequate trailer brakes. Please refer to the Operatorís Manual of your vehicle for further towing information."
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Old 12-09-2012, 10:49 AM   #25
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just remember getting a 2014 does not necessarly assure you of getting a 2014 chassis ,if thats important to you

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