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Old 06-11-2006, 04:57 AM   #1
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Hello , I'm not really into camping, but looking at some kind of MH to tow a race car and stay at the race track.
I'm not really sure of a A or C class. Of course i'm looking at older used units , say 83 to 86.
One unit i looked at was a 85 Winn. Chieftain 27ft, but not sure about the wheelbase. Looks like a lot of rear overhang. Should that ba a concern ?

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Hello , I'm not really into camping, but looking at some kind of MH to tow a race car and stay at the race track.
I'm not really sure of a A or C class. Of course i'm looking at older used units , say 83 to 86.
One unit i looked at was a 85 Winn. Chieftain 27ft, but not sure about the wheelbase. Looks like a lot of rear overhang. Should that ba a concern ?

Thanks
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Old 06-11-2006, 05:41 AM   #3
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Bud L., WELCOME to iRV2!!

I am going to link your question in the motor home forum, to try and get you some answers to your questions....

You'll find many good folks here with some good answers....

ENJOY!!
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Old 06-11-2006, 06:03 AM   #4
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Most GAS motorhomes will not support more than 500#s of tongue weight and you can not use an equalizer hitch.

If you have much more than 500# of tongue weight on your race car trailer you may want to think about a truck camper and use a weight equalizing hitch.
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Old 06-11-2006, 07:43 AM   #5
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I concur with Tom N. WE have had both class A's and a class C. They are not meant to carry much hitch weight.

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Tom N. is right on the money, with his advice...
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However, towing a car by itself does not involve much weight on the hitch. Towing a trailer with a car on it is a whole 'nother ball game, though. He will need to be concerned about total car & trailer weight as well as hitch weight.

In both cases, the tow vehicle's GCWR is a concern. Most gas-powered rigs can only tow about 4000 lbs and that might be a limitation for the race car.

An older diesel would be the way to go, I think. It probably will have enough GCWR and GVWR to handle whatever is behind it.

By the way, welcome to IRV2, Bud L. Glad to have you aboard!
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