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Old 10-18-2015, 06:08 PM   #1
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Hi Folks, I am considering buying a 2014 Freelander Motorhome Class C to pull my new 28ft Custom car hauler that will have two atv's and my Polaris razor in it. The motorhome is 26ft long and the trailer with atv's in it will weigh approx. 7,000lbs. The motorhome has a 5,000lb hitch on it that I would have to upgrade to 10,000 lb hitch. The motorhome is based on a Ford 450 chassis. Can I safely and legally pull trailer. I cannot get straight answers from dealers.
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Old 10-18-2015, 06:37 PM   #2
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Welcome aboard! What are the GVWR, GCWR, RAWR, FAWR of the MH? How much does the MH weigh, when fully loaded (including people)? From the MH weight, how much load is on the front and rear axles? This information will give you and us an idea if there's any chance of an upgrade.
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Welcome to IRV2! We're sure glad you joined us!

Sorry I can't help with your question.

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A bit of this is trial and error, and experience you have towing. I have towed "over the limit" many times, but for a short distance or with something on the back for a one-time thing.
Having said that, assess your skills, and equipment. Some Class three hitches can be upgraded with just extra equipment. http://www.reese-hitches.com/learnin...towing-classes

Read a bit, but if you have these toys already I suspect you are towing them and have experience. The motorhome should be assessed for hitch installation but your main limitation may be the powerplant to pull all that. Best of choices, and luck.
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Also, I am not advocating a Brand, just a guide to the weight ratings. I don't have a favorite brand, and have made my own hitches in the past which are still in use 25 years later.
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You should be able to upgrade to hitch ... the question would be how well your engine will handle the load .... if mainly flat land .. probably not a big issue ... mountains could be a problem .... IMO
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