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Old 10-13-2008, 11:25 AM   #1
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We are looking at a 2004 mountain aire 38'from a private individual
It has a gas 8.1 liter engine and is on a 22,000 workhorse chassis.
My main question is this: Would it be able to pull a 4500lb Acura MDX?? We have stayed away from gas because of the towing issue ie we need to tow a bigger vehicle because we have 4 kids.
Would we be pushing it by the time we add the car and all the other junk that having 4 kids requires??
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Janelle
edited to add I think it is a 3778 if that helps
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Old 10-13-2008, 11:25 AM   #2
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We are looking at a 2004 mountain aire 38'from a private individual
It has a gas 8.1 liter engine and is on a 22,000 workhorse chassis.
My main question is this: Would it be able to pull a 4500lb Acura MDX?? We have stayed away from gas because of the towing issue ie we need to tow a bigger vehicle because we have 4 kids.
Would we be pushing it by the time we add the car and all the other junk that having 4 kids requires??
Thanks,
Janelle
edited to add I think it is a 3778 if that helps
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Janelle: If you are certain the MACA is on a W-22 chassis, then, IMO, there is now way you'll be below the max GCVWR of 26,000 pounds with a 4500 pound toad. The MA is a beautiful, well built (heavy) coach that probably uses up most of the 22,000 GVWR when load for travel with a family of six. You should be able to find the "RVIA label" inside a cabinet that shows the actual weight "as built", but then you must add for all the stuff not included in the factory weight. I'll be amazed if you are left with much more than 1000 pounds CCC, and clothes, food, and six people will put you close to, if not over, the 22,000 pounds allowed on the coach axles. Sorry to be so negative, but IMO you are asking for trouble pushing everything to the max.
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I have a 2004 Mountain Aire that we full time in and just had it weighed about a month ago. It tipped the scales at 21680 in road trim. I tow a 97 Honda CRV that weighs about 3100 lbs. But the bottom line is a standard class A is NOT for a family of 6. I would be looking at a bunk house version of a class A.
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Old 10-14-2008, 10:31 AM   #5
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Thanks for the help . That's what I thought also about it being overweight. We looked at the all star 3950 with bunks and liked it but for now that's just a little out of our price range. We'd love to find one with bunks or even dual couches but we just gotta find one.
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