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Old 02-16-2012, 08:46 PM   #1
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hello, im a newbie newbie

hello ! im new here and also to motorhomes. we bought a 1984 chevy mallard class c last summer from my next door neighbor. we have not used it yet. our main use for it is to tow my suzuki sidekick that we 4 wheel in and might try some camping. its not new but with a little work itll be fine. thanks matt
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Hi Matt

We tow a 1997 Sidekick and it works out fine. I have all Roadmaster equipment and was able to install it myself. I bought most of it from Trailer Hitches, Fifth Wheel, Ball Mounts, Hitch and Towing Accessories - etrailer.com if you don't have factory air on the car the Roadmaster Baseplate is almost invisible and not a real hard install. You just need to drill a couple holes in the frame on both sides.
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my sidekick a little diffrent! lol
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my sidekick a little diffrent! lol

Yea!! Looks like you have about 6" lifts, if so you'll need a riser into the receiver on your "C" class to get the tow bar level. Also looks like you have automatic front hubs, if so I'm pretty sure you'll need to change to manual to tow four down. The weight is not at all too much for the Coach but you will still need a Base Plate of some kind and a breaking system.

Other than color and everything else it just the same as mine.

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thanks guys!! ill be asking all kinds of questions soon, then youll say oh no not another thread by him!!!!!! lol
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Hello Matt... I am also a newbie newbie... lol
Your RV looks alot like the one my hubby and me just purchased.. Glad to "meet" ya..
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