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Old 01-16-2018, 03:35 PM   #1
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Towing question

Because the gas powered engine restricts me to 5000 pounds Iíve been thinking of a way to be able to tow my car and touring motorcycle without exceeding any limits . I finally found a trailer called tandem tow where the front of the car sits on the axle of the tow dolly and there are perpendicular rails to put the bike Or bikes up on. HDXL model iím just trying to determine how to figure out the tongue weight on all this . Iím rated for 500 pound tongue weight. Iíll be telling a Toyota RAV4 small SUV which weighs 3500 pounds so maybe 1900 pounds will be up on the dolly. My motorcycle is about 960 and the trailer itself is 1100 lbs . All the pictures Iíve seen are diesel pushers. Iím going in tomorrow to a trailer hitch place which is across the street where Iím thinking of purchasing the trailer and seeing if this scenario will work. I already have a drop-down hitch on my rig because the back and was so tall when I towed my small motorcycle trailer so I might have to get a different one maybe a little beefier. Has anyone with a gas engine use this type of trailer just curious
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The Tandem Tow Dolly looks like an interesting solution to hauling a motorcycle and car. You might be ok on tongue weight since the system incorporates adjustments for this purpose. However, it looks like the 5000 lb limit on towing capacity of your coach is going to be exceeded by almost 500 lbs.

My suggestion would be to call the manufacturer and talk to them about your particular set up. I didn't notice anything on maximum towing speed but most of us drive at 62 mph anyway. FWIW I prefer surge brakes to electric.
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The 5K towing limit is not a function of your gas engine. In fact, and F-53 chassis as delivered from Ford has 10K towing capacity. Most motorhome manufacturers limit towing to 5K due to structural changes they make regarding frame extensions. However, there are F-53 chassis based motorhomes with a towing capacity greater than 5K pounds.

I know that doesn't address your question or your problem but thought you might want to know.
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Thanks And I normally set the cruise about 65 . not one of those crazy people to do 75 or 80 towing anything!! I’ll find out tomorrow
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The 5K capacity is the limit on your hitch.
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The 5K capacity is the limit on your hitch.
And most likely, your frame design. Replacing the hitch will not increase your towing capacity.
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Thanks for the responses I am good now thank you
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