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Old 10-23-2015, 08:20 AM   #1
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I have a 2005 Fleetwood Expedition with a C-7 CAT 300 hp with the 6 speed allission trans. Currently I am using a Ford escort as a dinghy but have considered towing my Tahoe. My question is do I have enough horsepower for this ? The weight is double so I realize I will need brakes.
Just do not want to put the money into the Tahoe only to find the coach is not capable. I welcome any opnions and or experience.

Thanks in advance.
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Old 10-23-2015, 08:41 AM   #2
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That's a very subjective question. Depends on your perception of "enough power" When I was 18 I thought I needed a Corvette to have enough power. Now I am 72 and very content to cruise at 60 in the slow lane. Enough power to go 100 miles to a campsite in a fairly flat area of the country might not be enough for use in the mountains. Are you all over the country with the coach? Do you often feel the need to "step on it" to merge on freeways or to pass on a 2 lane road? Let us know more about how, where, and what speeds you drive for a decent answer. Don Weaver
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I live in Mass. and my longest planned trip would be Michigan. My primary areas of travel are new england and upstate NY. Passing people on 2 lane roads , not likely , and happy to cruise at 62 - 65 mph all day.
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Old 10-23-2015, 09:45 AM   #4
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I have a 2005 Fleetwood Expedition with a C-7 CAT 300 hp with the 6 speed allission trans. Currently I am using a Ford escort as a dinghy but have considered towing my Tahoe. My question is do I have enough horsepower for this ? The weight is double so I realize I will need brakes.
Just do not want to put the money into the Tahoe only to find the coach is not capable. I welcome any opnions and or experience.

Thanks in advance.
I have a 1999 Tradewinds DP 300hp and I pull a 2006 Tahoe I have had no problems with speed except in mountains when I down shift a lot to maintain speed.
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Old 10-23-2015, 09:49 AM   #5
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I have a 2005 Fleetwood Expedition with a C-7 CAT 300 hp with the 6 speed allission trans. Currently I am using a Ford escort as a dinghy but have considered towing my Tahoe. My question is do I have enough horsepower for this ? The weight is double so I realize I will need brakes.
Just do not want to put the money into the Tahoe only to find the coach is not capable. I welcome any opnions and or experience.

Thanks in advance.
I forgot to add I did not put brakes on the dinghy tow and have had no problems stopping.
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I forgot to add I did not put brakes on the dinghy tow and have had no problems stopping.
We towed a 2007 Tahoe behind our DP with a 300HP Cummins. It is slower but no problems. Now we tow a 2015 Suburban with no problems.
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Old 10-31-2015, 10:04 PM   #7
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We towed a 2007 Tahoe behind our DP with a 300HP Cummins. It is slower but no problems. Now we tow a 2015 Suburban with no problems.
I've towed my 2003 Tahoe for 3 yrs with a 350 Cummings. We have been over the Rockies 6 times with no issues. Probably just a bit slower than the 400 hp coaches, but who cares. I think you should be just fine, just watch your temp gauge, keep your rpm's up and give it a rest if you need. David
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