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Old 06-02-2012, 04:41 PM   #1
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How big is to big to tow ??

She who must be obeyed, wants to buy a 40 foot Class A, diesel,( I'm ok with that) and sell everything else, to start full time.
My question is we (she), have a big KIA that weighs 4,200 lbs. Can we tow it? either 4 down or on a dolly?
At this time we are about 60% commited to cutting the string and being out of here.
What do you think? Is the car to big?
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Old 06-02-2012, 04:44 PM   #2
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No problem. With a 40DP you can tow two of them.

We've had Jeep Grand Cherokee and Ford Explorer toads and don't really even know they're back there when towing.

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Old 06-02-2012, 04:47 PM   #3
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Check the Remco website to see if it can be towed, as for a weight that shouldn't be a problem for a DP, my friend tows an H2 Hummer. Have Fun.
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If you are within your coaches weight limits, go for it.
I tow 6700lbs with mine, hardly know its there
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Old 06-02-2012, 05:06 PM   #5
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As you can see from my signature, I tow a full size 4 X 4 Dodge Ram crew cab. I do use a supplemental braking system, a blue ox brake in a box. My dodge weighs in at about 4800 lbs.

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We tow a 2012 Jeep Wrangler, we don't even know it is there.
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Old 06-02-2012, 05:19 PM   #7
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Larry, to be on the safe side, first check the receiver on the back of the DP. Some are rated at 5,000 and some are rated at 10,000. I flat tow a 09 Saturn Vue with a Blue Ox rated at 10,000 pounds. I did not need a tow bar rated for that much but to be safe I got it. I might trade for something heavier, who knows. There is nothing wrong with a Dolly, I HAD one for 1 season and sold it. I will flat tow from now on. just my opinion.
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Hi Larry & Rita,
I tow an 05 GMC ENVOY XUV. The street weight is a bit over 5300 lbs. Hitch is rated for 10K. Blue Ox tow bar rated for 10K. US Gear brake system (do nothing extra to connect or disconnect). 85K of trouble free towing.
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we tow a 2011 gmc 2500 4x4 diesel 7500lb
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We tow our 2010 GMC Acadia 4900 lbs. all over the country and tow our 2007 H2 Hummer 6300 lbs. when camping within 100 or so mile from home with no problems.
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we tow a 2011 gmc 2500 4x4 diesel 7500lb
I have a 2006 silverado with the duramax and allison. I assume by your post you have a 2011 version of the same truck. How long have you been towing that? I am a bit worried about the allison with towing. Chevrolet mechanics say that it is ok. But a large expense if they are wrong.
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I have a 2006 silverado with the duramax and allison. I assume by your post you have a 2011 version of the same truck. How long have you been towing that? I am a bit worried about the allison with towing. Chevrolet mechanics say that it is ok. But a large expense if they are wrong.
we have been towing it for about 8 months or 8k miles with the transfer case in neutral the transmition does not turn,also the steering lock is also disabled so you take the keys with you. It is easier than towing my 2006 jeep
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we tow a 2011 gmc 2500 4x4 diesel 7500lb
I just bought a 2012 version of the same truck .. And will be towing it as well... With a CBR 600 sport bike in the bed .. The last owner of my rig towed a full size crew cab with a truck camper for nearly 60k miles.. As long as the OP's hitch is rated for the weight I do not think he will have a problem.
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I think the question you ask is best answered by reading the spec's for the MH you are buying. My MH is 32,000 lbs and it's weight capacity is 42000 lbs. That means after you load your MH with things and water, fuel and so on you can make a determation on what is too big. Other motorhomes have different spec's. Those with tag axels may allow somewhere around 15,000lbs. and they should have a hitch that reflects that.
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