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Old 09-15-2016, 08:16 AM   #1
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1200 lb towing capacity?

Ok. So since there wasnt any posted towung capacity for my 88 itasca, i thought id just find out the weight, and deduct it from the gvwr. The tag says 11,000 lbs, so i figured i should have decent towing capacity.
Went and weighed the vehicle and it came back at 9800 lbs!
This just doesn't seem right that an rv would only have 1200 lb towing!
Am i doing something wrong?
Did i miss something?
Someone shed some light on this please!
Lol
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Old 09-15-2016, 08:32 AM   #2
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If you have the 22EC model it has a 11,800 lb GVWR. The 27' 12,300 lb 31-32' 14,840 unless with the Deer chassis then 15,600 lb. Back then they didn't give a GCWR for towing.

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Hmmm. Thanks, good info! I have an rt426. Its an e350 stakebody, with a 460 fi in it.
How would i find that info?
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I couldn't come up with any MH make or model with that info.
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I couldn't come up with any MH make or model with that info.
Thanks triker. May be my fault. Matched the info right off winnebago's site.
Its actually 426rt was the model.
Called them but got tired of sitting on hold for over 45 mins. Lol
If anyone knows, id love to know. Also
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The 1,200 lbs would be your CCC; ( Cargo Carrying Capacity ) the amount of gear and passengers you can load in and stay under the GVWR.

Have you tried Ford for the GCWR ( Gross Combined Weight Rating ) of and 88, E-350 chassis?
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Unfortunately, this wasn't that unusual in that era. Many didn't have any capacity left when figuring weight with full tanks.....

It's one of the reasons you need to keep your brakes in top notch condition....

Consumers started catching on to this in the early/mid 90's, forcing the coach manf's to get their act together when specing out the chassis they were building on.
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Thanks triker. May be my fault. Matched the info right off winnebago's site.
Its actually 426rt was the model.
I found the PDF for the M-426RT it has only 11,000 GVWR
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I send my questions to Winnebago through their website. They are usually good about getting back to you in a couple of days. The Winnebago brochure says that there was a class 1 hitch option for your coach which would give you up to a 2000 lbs towing capacity with a 200 lbs tongue weight.
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I can't find where I saw the the exact number for GCWV on my rig but the math gave me a 3400 lb trailer capability with it at the max 12300 GVW ( I wrote it on the receiver with paint marker)
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Well. Emailed winnebago, they did get back to me and told me that my model was not available with a factory-installed hitch so they do not have any towing capacity information available. Thats seems a little ridiculous. So just wing it? Lol
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Well. Emailed winnebago, they did get back to me and told me that my model was not available with a factory-installed hitch so they do not have any towing capacity information available. Thats seems a little ridiculous. So just wing it? Lol
wing it with good brakes and whatever you are towing needs good brakes
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