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Old 09-15-2010, 09:31 AM   #1
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Allegro 30 DA and towing

We just bought an 2006 Allegro 30 DA Ford chassis, V10 engine, with 7,000 miles on it. We want to setup with a flat tow vechicle and have been considering the Jeep Liberty with a curb weight of 4,400 lbs. Does this heavy of a vehicle become a real burrend for handling and driving a 30' motor home? We plan on a braking system and have considered the Blue Ox break buddy. If you have a setup that is working for you on your Allegro we hope you might share it with us. Newbies at this for sure. Thanks, John
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Old 09-15-2010, 01:04 PM   #2
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jadtif,
we have an Allegro Open Road Ford V10 and we tow a Saturn Vue. We use the RoadMaster Brake Buddy and we haven't had any problems so far with towing. We can't tell the car is back there unless we get on a steep hill which is to be expected. I think the Saturn weighs about 3500 lbs.
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Thanks for the reply. I will check out the Vue as well. We are thinking that we would like a 4 wheel drive vehicle but might consider two wheel at this point. John
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Also, we checked out the tiffinrvnetwork.com for good information on towing. We were told by more experienced RV's that our tow weight should be about 4000 lbs.
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Bob,
Thanks for the reply. I will check out the Vue as well. We are thinking that we would like a 4 wheel drive vehicle but might consider two wheel at this point. John
The Saturn Vue isn't being made anymore, so unless you're looking to buy used, you may want to consider something like a Chevy Equinox instead. The Equinox is essentially the same size as the Vue, and the 2010 Equinox is towable 4-down. Only certain models (Sport) of the Equinox were towable prior to 2010.

The Vue and Equinox are AWD as opposed to the 4WD of the Liberty, do they won't be as good as the Liberty for serious off-roading; but they will still get you out of a jam where you need extra traction. The Vue and Equinox are also available in FWD.
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The Honda CRV is a nice size for my unit and have been considering that as well. Is there any suggestions as to upgrading the Ford chassis shocks or other add ons to help with handling and towing with my unit?
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