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Old 09-26-2013, 08:53 AM   #1
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A Class C to tow 6500lbs

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I could use a little input and help. Am looking to buy our first RV (hopefully tomorrow) but am a little worried about the weight of my tow. We need to tow our 2013 Ford Transit Connect wagon. The GVW of it is 4950, we also will have my mobility scooter in it 225 lbs, and a bike rack and 2 bikes about another 125 lbs. So as you see I am over 5000 lbs which seems to be the norm for hitches. Does anyone have any suggestions on Class C that can handle my tow weight of 5300 lbs. Oh Also I can not flat tow the ford so I need a tow dolly that i assume will add to total weight.
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Old 09-26-2013, 10:52 AM   #2
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I've heard the new Sunseekers are being fitted with a 7500# hitch.
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Old 09-26-2013, 11:11 AM   #3
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thanks

dealer said any of them with the Ford chassis will be rated high enough. Am looking for something 26-30' max. Just me and the wife and she is tiny.
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Old 09-26-2013, 07:09 PM   #4
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Sunseeker just had their frames re-certified and upgraded the hitches to 7500 lbs.

Supposed to be online and built soon....
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Old 09-26-2013, 08:34 PM   #5
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So does that mean I am Not bringing home a new RV this weekend????? Bummer. we are so excited and finally have finances ready and are itching to get out
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Old 09-28-2013, 07:38 AM   #6
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Ford transit connect weighs 3500 pounds... That would leave you with 1500 pounds of gear, scooter, etc... That falls within the range of the 5000 hitch that is currently on the class c's.
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Old 10-03-2013, 01:54 PM   #7
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Does anybody know what, if anything, they changed on the frame to get the higher rating.
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Old 10-06-2013, 07:18 AM   #8
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The frame for a newer Sunseeker/forester is rated for the weight. They just upgraded the hitch to match the weights. 14500 GVWR plus 7500 = 22000 gvcwr.
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Old 10-06-2013, 09:08 AM   #9
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Thanks,
that's pretty much what i thought, but i wonder why they don't ship them from the factory with a 7500lb rated hitch. The one i got has a 5000lb rated hitch and the dealer is making a big deal out of it and saying that the factory isn't getting back to them on what they need to do. I see it as simple take the 500lb hitch off install the 7500lb rated hitch. The reason i bought this was to tow more than 500lbs and they knew it, so i am holding them to installing the correct hitch
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Old 10-06-2013, 09:54 AM   #10
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The story I got from Mr. Clemons and he will see this so he can speak for himself, but the 5000 lb hitch was tested to a much higher number and only am emergency connection eyelet failed. The fact they are going with a 7500lb hitch, in my opinion, is that this is a selling pt now and a capability the others don't have, so why not offer it?
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