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Old 07-02-2019, 08:07 PM   #1
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Jeep Toad Reasonable?

Hi folks. My wife and I are seriously considering downsizing from a small class A (25') to a mid 2005 or so Roadtrek 190 or 210. We take along the 2018 Jeep as a toad so we can enjoy some offroad adventures. The class A is just too tall and wide to get into some of the remote campgrounds and spots we would like to try. Now for the question. Is it reasonable to pull a 4000+ pound jeep behind a gas Roadtrek? I will only consider the large V-8 engine but will be limited to a 2005 or so model. I am interested in hearing any first hand experiences from anyone. I am certain we will have lots of other questions as we begin to explore this possibility. Thanks, Mike

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Old 07-02-2019, 11:31 PM   #2
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You can download a Roadtrek Owner’s manuals at https://www.roadtrek.com/owners/#section-manuals.

Looking at 2005 190 on a Chevy 3500 it says there is a towing weight between 6100 and 8100 pounds. Seems like that should be enough to tow a Jeep.

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Old 07-02-2019, 11:42 PM   #3
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We used to own a Pleasureway RV based on the Ford van chassis. It had a V10 option engine. I'm sure that would tow a jeep. This was an older model. Not sure what the current PW's have.

These are high quality builds for a small RV.


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Old 07-03-2019, 06:38 AM   #4
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The Roadtrek has a gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of 9,600 lbs and a gross combined weight rating of 16,000 lbs. It is equipped with a 10,000 lb rated hitch. If the Roadtrek is loaded to the max GVWR then you should be able to tow a 6,400 lb vehicle.

I have a 2012 190P with the 6L engine and 6 speed transmission. It weighs around 8,900 lbs loaded with full fuel, water, propane, people, supplies, etc. I have no more space to store stuff. I tow a Chevy Sonic that weighs about 3,400 lbs and is loaded with the rest of our stuff for 6 months of snowbirding. People claim the 210P weighs close to the GVWR. Here's my setup.

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Old 07-03-2019, 07:41 AM   #5
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We have an '06 210 Versatile, weighs in right at the GVWR of 9600lb. When towing our '12 Prius on a dolly (about 3500lb total) we can definitely tell it's back there, it shifts down a lot more when we have the cruise control on, but we can do our normal speeds without overheating engine or transmission (we do watch the temps on our ScanGauge). Mileage decreases about 1MPG, which is the same as our old Class A. We have the 6.0L with a 4 speed transmission.
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Old 07-03-2019, 10:49 AM   #6
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Folks, I appreciate the comments so far. I know the numbers say I should be good, but we all know the textbook answer and reality can be very different. This quest to a class B should be a lot of fun. Thanks, Mike.

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