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Old 07-08-2018, 09:07 PM   #1
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Towing a full size Pickup

Hey everyone,

I currently tow a Jeep Grand Cherokee behind the motorhome (3010 DS) with no problems. It weighs 5000 lbs.

Has anyone ever towed a full size pickup behind your Sunseeker/Forester?

I own a 2016 Dodge 1500 Ecodiesel. It weighs about 5800 lbs. My Sunseeker is rated to tow 7500 lbs and I have the 7500 lb hitch.

So just looking for thoughts and any experiences.

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Old 07-08-2018, 09:30 PM   #2
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How close are you to your GCWR?
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Old 07-09-2018, 02:34 AM   #3
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I would be around 19500 lbs. 13500 lbs for the coach and 6000 for the truck. 22000 lbs is the GCVWR. 14500 is the GVWR.
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Old 07-09-2018, 08:49 AM   #4
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With those numbers you should be fine. The only thing you might need to keep an eye on is your brakes when you go down steep grades.
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Old 07-09-2018, 09:06 AM   #5
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Can you flat tow a Dodge?
Is it 4wd?


I was considering a newer Ford regular cab 4x4 with the 2.7 turbo.
It only weighs 4400 in that configuration thanks to the aluminum body and can be flat towed.
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We have towed our F150 FX4 all across the country with absolutely no problem. We did however have a Holiday Rambler diesel 32 ft. We used a brake buddy for braking. The most important part is to have a proper tow system. We used a Blue Ox.
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Yes it is 4x4 and can go into neutral like most Jeeps and be flat towed. I have the rvibrake 2 and a roadmaster nigjthawk tow bar which I just got after using the roadmaster Blackhawk 2 for the last 6 years. I bought it used so I decided to get a new tow bar.

I think I will give it a whirl after I get the blue ox baseplates installed and all the other associated stuff. It would just be an expensive mistake if I doesn’t work out.
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The only reason it would not work as specified is if you do not have enough power to pull your T-Ruck. In that case, a 5 Star tune can help.
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Have you weighed your 3010 loaded?
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Old 07-10-2018, 05:22 PM   #10
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Yes 13500 loaded with about 1/2 tank of water and full fuel.
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