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Old 04-08-2010, 10:49 AM   #1
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Chevy Workhorse class c 6.0L and crv tow?

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Does anyone run this combination. I currently have a focus I tow four wheels down, which is 2600 lbs.

CRV is 3503 lbs curb weight..

I run a class c with the workhorse chassis 6.0 l engine
UVW is 10917,........ 2000 is ccc..... gvwr is 14,050 and gcwr is 17600

Since my tow is a stick and I am the only one who drives a stick, I was debating on getting rid of my matrix and focus so I could get down to one vehicle. Jeeps are just too heavy, fusion is more than I want to spend, and I do like the idea of awd since I am in the Northeast and it would be handy in the winter. Plus the auto would allow someone else to be able to drive it separately on really bad grades if it was occasionally necessary...
I have a brake already for tow.

I am not sure if I want to cut it this close to the max towing cap or not and was wondering if anyone had any experience with a simular combination?
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Does anyone run this combination. I currently have a focus I tow four wheels down, which is 2600 lbs. CRV is 3503 lbs curb weight..
The CRV is used quite a lot for Toad applications. A car like it of something similar will do the trick. For even less of a weight rating consider a vehicle like a "stick" Suzuki Sidekick or equivalent. We run a 08 Vue XE that runs about 3700 lbs.
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My current Ford Focus 3 door is a stick but I am the only one in the family that can drive a manual tranny. If I go with an auto then there are no problems. I personally like the standard especially on steep grades as it saves the brakes

The hitch is a 3500 lb bar on the MH.

The crv would also allow me to get better ground clearance, which would be handy sometimes as one of my favorite areas to camp has quite a few fire roads.
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Not sure about the CRV anymore, looking at specs the ground clearance is only 7 inches, not much more than my matrix. Seems like it is one of the lowest out there.
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