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Old 08-16-2012, 09:55 PM   #15
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Darn!!! up to 40,000lb towing capacity (optional) now that's a reason to buy one. The 10' of "wasted" space in front is a reason not to for those that don't need the tow capacity.
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Old 08-16-2012, 10:02 PM   #16
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Old 08-16-2012, 11:01 PM   #17
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Darn!!! up to 40,000lb towing capacity (optional) now that's a reason to buy one. The 10' of "wasted" space in front is a reason not to for those that don't need the tow capacity.
How would it handle towing that much with only one rear axle ?
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No idea, just read the specifications, 40k tow with 4k tongue weight. My guess is there's enough rear axle capacity without the engine back there that it's no problem.

from the specifications on the website.

  • Trailer Hitch & Towing Equipment
    • 15,000 lb. Hitch Capacity - 1,500 lbs Tongue Weight/15,000 lbs. Pulling Weight (Standard)
    • 20,000 lb. Hitch Capacity - 2,000 lbs. Tongue Weight / 20,000 lbs. Pulling Weight (Optional)
    • 40,000 lb. Hitch Capacity - 4,000 lbs. Tongue Weight / 40,000 lbs. Pulling Weight (Optional)
    • Brake Controller - Includes 7-Way Flat Pin Tow Connection (Optional)
    • 7-Way Flat Pin Tow Connection (Optional)
  • Roof Mounted Dual Air Horns
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Old 08-16-2012, 11:11 PM   #19
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szy...your spot on!

the heavier truck front end unit is a Super C (IE: F450, F550)

the vehicles being asked about originally are "toter homes" used by many who haul large loads that can't be towed with a Class A, B, C or even a Super C.
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szy you got it, I had also forgotten about the small van conversion.
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How would it handle towing that much with only one rear axle ?
Szy, I suspect that the ridiculously huge towing capacity option entails a double axle option. I have seen a couple of those around.

I looked at a couple of these at last January's Tampa RV show, and found them expensive, but with nowhere near the comforts and room of my 5th wheel. I thought they would be excellent for an event like a race weekend or such things.
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The pictures shown are on the far upper end, there are several manufacturerds using medium duty trucks to manufacture Super "C"'s. I think these are a great idea, ease of maintenance and repair.

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Check this

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Race enthusiast like the enormous towing power because they often pull trailers with race cars and thousands of pounds of spare parts and tools.

They also appeal to others because of the super big engines as used in over-the-road trucking that are made to last a million miles.

Since I only put about 7500 miles a year on my rig I think I will stick with the class A.
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I happen to have 1 of these, easy to drive, much like a class A Tag axle, Its the Conquest toyhauler version, I carry my Harley and tow my car, You might be surprised to know it can and has slept 8 ( 4 with complete privacy) adults and all gear for extended periods of time, but you had better be best of friends. we also weekend in it a lot and it has worked well for us, as stated previously not for everyone and u loose a lot of room ( but add a bed) with the cab. It attracts a lot of lookers everywhere we go, easy way to meet people.
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Jayco also makes units similar to Dynamax .
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I happen to have 1 of these, easy to drive, much like a class A Tag axle, Its the Conquest toyhauler version, I carry my Harley and tow my car, You might be surprised to know it can and has slept 8 ( 4 with complete privacy) adults and all gear for extended periods of time, but you had better be best of friends. we also weekend in it a lot and it has worked well for us, as stated previously not for everyone and u loose a lot of room ( but add a bed) with the cab. It attracts a lot of lookers everywhere we go, easy way to meet people.
Do you have the Chevy and what engine, I had heard there is a MPG advantage but never heard that from an owner.
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