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Old 04-09-2016, 07:28 PM   #1
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I am looking at a 2017 Sunseeker Mercedes 2400S. Was wondering if it will tow my jeep unlimited sahara that weighs a little over 4200#? Anybody ....
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Old 04-09-2016, 07:44 PM   #2
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It's rated for 4200.

I would advise not. 2-door. Maybe.


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My wife's cousin tows a 4 door jeep with an MBS and has had no issues. He keeps his speed under 60 when towing and has a good supplemental brake system.
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My wife's cousin tows a 4 door jeep with an MBS and has had no issues. He keeps his speed under 60 when towing and has a good supplemental brake system.

Regardless....
She asked the question. The correct answer as stated by the manufacturer would be .... NO.


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OK then, is Ford chassis better than Mercedes? I've been told you get better mileage with MBS. I know the Winnebago 24j will tow up to 5000 and it is MBS. But it is also about $20,000 more. Any suggestions on what to get? I am a travel nurse and need dependable RV. Thanks for all the info!!
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Old 04-09-2016, 08:47 PM   #6
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Hello,
There are many factors in towing capability. Much like a PickUp can tow something is based upon payload. With the Motorhome you have payload with all the items that make up the RV itself.

Also a MB is not necessarily a MB. Depends how the manufacturer orders the chassis, tire size, springs etc A Ford might have more payload capability. A good dealer can tell you the difference and look at units on the lot as delivered what the yellow sticker says.
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OK then, is Ford chassis better than Mercedes? I've been told you get better mileage with MBS. I know the Winnebago 24j will tow up to 5000 and it is MBS. But it is also about $20,000 more. Any suggestions on what to get? I am a travel nurse and need dependable RV. Thanks for all the info!!
See this thread:Solera towing capacity vs. Winnebago
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I would take the mbs a million times over the Ford or Chevy.
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They use MBS for the Winkler made self driving RV's as well
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Thanks KK. That's what I have been told too. So I guess to pull my Jeep, I either go bigger with FR or pay more for Winnebago.
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