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Old 04-11-2014, 06:07 PM   #11
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I'm trying not to think about what the gas mileage is going to be like. At least if it's consistently bad, there won't be any surprises.

I found another thread on here and a post on the FB Facebook page saying the same thing about simply taking advantage of the capacity already built into the Ford chassis.

Now I have to figure out my weights. Looks like the dry weight of the 2700DS is 11260#. I think my trailer with car is right around 7500 so that leaves my wife around 3000# of stuff from the house to take on a trip. You should see this woman pack!

Thanks for the help and information everyone.
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Old 04-11-2014, 06:31 PM   #12
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Seems ours ran best at 63 mph. My best advice is never use the cruise, get use to how far you can press the gas without the tranny kicking down, and when your towing help it out by picking up speed before the inclines.
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Old 04-11-2014, 07:57 PM   #13
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I have a 2012 3010 DS now with the upgraded hitch with help from Mr. Clemens. It looks very nice and 7500 lbs is a perfect amount to be able to tow. I'm towing about 5400 lbs. The old hitch was probably fine but at least now I have the peace of mind knowing the hitch meets and exceeds my needs.
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Old 04-11-2014, 08:30 PM   #14
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Just brought home our new 2014 3010 and the rear hitch is rated per the sticker @ 7500 lbs. so fr started on some 2014 models
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Old 04-11-2014, 08:35 PM   #15
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Mine has the 7500 and I picked mine up in October '13.
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Old 04-11-2014, 09:09 PM   #16
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Picked my 3170 up in March 2013 and has a 5000# hitch. :-/
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Old 04-13-2014, 08:58 PM   #17
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I am new to the FR forum as I just got my first MH in December, but from what I can tell most everyone here tows something, either a car or trailer with their class C MH. Do you see any difference in how the MH drives and handles when towing?
I have towed large 5ers and many utility trailers in the past so hauling with a truck is easy, but I am concerned about having a tow vehicle that is much larger than my trailer I am towing.
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I am new to the FR forum as I just got my first MH in December, but from what I can tell most everyone here tows something, either a car or trailer with their class C MH. Do you see any difference in how the MH drives and handles when towing?

I have towed large 5ers and many utility trailers in the past so hauling with a truck is easy, but I am concerned about having a tow vehicle that is much larger than my trailer I am towing.

It's actually not bad at all. The trailer follows right behind the camper when turning so it's not like a 5th wheel where you need to allow a little extra room. We towed a 16' V-nose enclosed trailer so it was about 22' overall. For whatever reason the RV felt more stabile in windy conditions with the trailer. Really the only thing that's more difficult is backing up. Some smaller trailers are hard to see back there.
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Old 04-13-2014, 09:45 PM   #19
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Thank you MotocrossCamper, I was hoping you would give me some feedback. It sounds like your trailer is similar to the one I plan on towing.
Your experience is extremely helpful as I was concerned about the pivot point and turning radius. The backup camera should assist in the event we would need to back up.
We are trailering our golf cart over 1k miles to Disney and I want to make sure I know what I am getting myself into before I am half way there.
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No problem! Some people have ask about needing a anti sway hitch. I never had one nor did I ever feel the need for one. I don't know if it's because the RV is taller and wider then the trailer and the way the air flows around it but even under extreme conditions I never had any sway from my trailer.
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