RV Trip Planning Discussions

Go Back   iRV2 Forums > TRAVEL TRAILER, 5th WHEEL & TRUCK CAMPER FORUMS > Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
Reply
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on iRV2
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 05-08-2018, 10:13 PM   #99
Junior Member
 
Fleetwood Owners Club
Join Date: May 2018
Posts: 2
Fleetwood Pace Arrow tow vehicles.

Question: has anyone ever pulled (flat) a Jeep Liberty, Renegade? It is an 04 w/80k miles. Or....how about a 2008 Saturn Vue? We have a 03 Pace Arrow 37A, V10 Ford. Any input appreciated, even to the issues or problems w/ either vehicles???
__________________

Breval is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 10-24-2018, 10:37 PM   #100
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 20
Most RV sales people don't own and never owned an RV. Same goes for the tow vehicle salespeople. They are selling something they know nothing about. Very frustrating. I just traded my 1 year old 3.5 LTR Eco Boast F150 capable of towing 11,500LBS with alite suspension and low rear axle rating. Both the TV salesman and RV salesman told me it could pull anything up to 12,500lbs. Unfortunately I was uneducated at the time. I just bought a F250 to pull a maximum trailer weight of 9,735lbs. I hope I didn't make the same mistake twice.
__________________

bro61021 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-25-2018, 05:43 AM   #101
Senior Member
 
jimmerz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Posts: 155
Quote:
Originally Posted by bro61021 View Post
Most RV sales people don't own and never owned an RV. Same goes for the tow vehicle salespeople. They are selling something they know nothing about. Very frustrating. I just traded my 1 year old 3.5 LTR Eco Boast F150 capable of towing 11,500LBS with alite suspension and low rear axle rating. Both the TV salesman and RV salesman told me it could pull anything up to 12,500lbs. Unfortunately I was uneducated at the time. I just bought a F250 to pull a maximum trailer weight of 9,735lbs. I hope I didn't make the same mistake twice.

What are you towing? I would imagine at least with the F250 your payload increased substantially...
jimmerz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-28-2018, 02:26 AM   #102
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2018
Posts: 235
Quote:
Originally Posted by jwomack View Post
Easy way to chose your TV is to ask your RV salesperson. Then use this easy guide:
1. If sales person says a 1/2 ton is adequate, get a 3/4 ton
2. If they say a 3/4 ton is adequate, get a 1 ton
3. If they say you need a 1 ton, its time to talk to your local medium-duty dealer

Pretty much...
Grand Tour is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-28-2018, 02:28 AM   #103
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2018
Posts: 235
Quote:
Originally Posted by bro61021 View Post
Most RV sales people don't own and never owned an RV. Same goes for the tow vehicle salespeople. They are selling something they know nothing about. Very frustrating. I just traded my 1 year old 3.5 LTR Eco Boast F150 capable of towing 11,500LBS with alite suspension and low rear axle rating. Both the TV salesman and RV salesman told me it could pull anything up to 12,500lbs. Unfortunately I was uneducated at the time. I just bought a F250 to pull a maximum trailer weight of 9,735lbs. I hope I didn't make the same mistake twice.
Yes, I see stuff like that all the time.
Grand Tour is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-28-2018, 02:29 AM   #104
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2018
Posts: 235
Quote:
Originally Posted by menoble View Post
I had one of those "1/2 ton towables", they must mean towing from the sales lot to home. Load up the bare necessities and it's time for a 3/4 ton.
You sound like a smart guy.
Grand Tour is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-28-2018, 02:33 AM   #105
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2018
Posts: 235
Quote:
Originally Posted by goingtoenjoy View Post
so true - I handed the RV salesman my owners manual showing the capacity of my 2500 HD and he still tried to sell me a unit well over my limits ( and it was over on the dry weight ) .
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mzbrandi View Post
Ha ha so true. RV salesman will tell you anything to sell you an rv.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Gordon Dewald View Post
At issue is the trailer sales are not required to inform you of the limitations. They should be.

If one dealer looks at your truck and says "Too Small" the buyer will likely move on where they will buy when the dealer says "No Problem".
Yup. Common problem.
Grand Tour is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-28-2018, 02:38 AM   #106
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2018
Posts: 235
Quote:
Originally Posted by Gordon Dewald View Post
Makes me wonder why so many folks are adamant they can tow trailers with the truck at or over capacity. "Tows just fine".
Quote:
Originally Posted by Cyclone Dave View Post
Of course, it "tows just fine".

Maybe this article will shine some light: My Truck Pulls It Just Fine, Truck Buyers Beware
Bingo.
Grand Tour is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-28-2018, 02:44 AM   #107
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2018
Posts: 235
Quote:
Originally Posted by justimagination View Post
..............whether towing Travel Trailer or 5th wheel, you will notice a substantial difference when towing with a Dually, it's much more stable and safe,JMHO. Good luck and travel safe.
david
Yes. I've towed with both, and there is a massive difference in handling and safety when comparing a dually to a single rear wheel truck.
Grand Tour is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-06-2018, 03:56 PM   #108
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2018
Posts: 1
Newbie here. Tow vehicle required?

Just purchased a 35' travel trailer. Weight about 8500lbs empty. I'm looking at a F350 with a diesel that was bullet proofed. Is this too much truck? Do I need a weight distribution hitch system? Leaving for the south after Christmas! Thanks for any information! Matt and Debi!
__________________

Matt.debi is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Tow vehicle too small? Wiley870 Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 5 02-10-2011 05:35 PM
Tow Vehicle hippyman Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 1 01-16-2011 06:05 PM
Tow Vehicle Wiring Problem Roger L. Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 22 12-30-2009 11:16 AM
Time to replace the Tow Vehicle.....I think jab3143 Toy Haulers Discussion 17 10-27-2005 10:04 PM

» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 04:34 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.