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Old 01-27-2019, 11:15 AM   #1
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What can I tow with 2017 Pursuit?

We are about to purchase a tow dolly to carry our 2018 Ford Escape. How do we determine the towing weight or maximum towing ability of our rig?
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Old 01-27-2019, 08:23 PM   #2
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My understanding is that if you go with a dolly, most of the weight is carried by the wheels of the dolly. You should have no problem with a Escape if you use a dolly.

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Old 01-27-2019, 10:11 PM   #3
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I would make sure to get a dolly with surge brakes too.
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Old 01-28-2019, 08:45 AM   #4
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the 'ability' of your coach to tow something is determined by the Chassis GVCWR, minus the actual loaded weight of your coach. Don't go just by the hitch's weight rating, as that is misleading - it is only the hitch manufacturer's rating, but has little to do with the actual pulling capacity of your coach's Chassis and powertrain.

The combined weight of your towed Vehicle AND your tow Dolly will be what determines whether they fall within the pulling capacity of your coach.

Weigh your coach, with people, fuel, water, and stuff loaded in - subtract that from the Chassis' GVCWR rating on the label. This will tell you the MAX you can tow, as long as the hitch itself is rated that high, of course.

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