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Old 06-15-2012, 06:20 AM   #1
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Anyone Towing Horse trailer with Class A

Just beginning our adventure for trying to determine best motor home brand and capability for towing 10,000 lb. horse trailer.
Itís been suggested that we start with a RoadMaster Chassis; side radiator; Diesel; 10,000 lb. tow; wit tag third axel.
Have no idea which coaches are the best overall value and has best resell value, will probably start with a used coach, probably 2005 and newer.

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Old 06-15-2012, 07:52 AM   #2
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As you already know, gasser are probably out (I don't know of any gasser that tows 10k lbs). You should carefully examine your requirements. Is the trailer 10k or under or might it be a bit more than 10k. If you need more, that severely limits your choices. Some of the larger mhs will do up to 15k lbs but the vast majority only do 10k. You can also look at Super Cs, some of which will do 15k lbs (and higher I think).

As far as the chassis itself, I certainly wouldn't look just for RoadMaster, side rad and tag. A freightliner or Spartan chassis (or others) can certainly do just as well (or better). Side rad has some advantages but it is typically more expensive and I wouldn't say you absolutely need it. Tag axle is usually on the 42'+ coaches and again there are some advantages but I don't think it's a must have simply because you're towing 10k - if you get a 36-40' coach, you probably don't need it (and probably won't find it) and you might prefer having more storage.

Best value is very objective - I'd argue that the more used you get, the better value you'll get. Best resale for a motor home is an oxymoron as anything you get will lose money - again the older you get, probably the least amount of depreciation it will take.

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Old 06-15-2012, 10:37 AM   #3
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Hi, and Welcome to iRV2.
Your questions, will get you a lot of answers, all makes should have trailer tow capacity listed on the production sheet. Units with the larger engines will handle the load better. Servicability is one HUGE advantage of the side radiator coaches. Just try to find the belts on a rear rad unit. Be sure you are aware of all your home state laws with regard to , air brakes, trailer weight and overall length of unit on the highway. Good luck with your search, Safe Travels.
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There are not many MHs that are rated to tow over 10k. The only brand I know of where all coaches tow 15,000 is American Coach. My 09 has the same rating...don't know how far back they go before the rating goes down. www.americancoach.com
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For that kind of money and that much horse trailer I really think you would be better off with one of the high end living quarters horse trailers. You will have a lot more room for tack and feed ect. I have seen some that were better than a lot of high end RV's.
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There are not many MHs that are rated to tow over 10k. The only brand I know of where all coaches tow 15,000 is American Coach. My 09 has the same rating...don't know how far back they go before the rating goes down. www.americancoach.com

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