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Old 09-05-2012, 03:50 PM   #1
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class c weights

I just bought a 1998 31ft with v-10, 4 winds motorhome class c, the weights given are GVWR=14050 for the coach, and the GCWR is 20,000 lbs, thats with the motorhome loaded (2397 lbs) total of 14050, and with a toad or trailer total of 20,000 lbs. so I take it to mean that a toad weight up to 5950 lbs. Am I straight on this? I am going tomorrow to look at a 2008 ford taurus A/W drive that ford says will tow 4 wheels down. I looked up the taurus and it weights right around 3900-4000 lbs curb weight. Are my figures right on? any ones thoughts on this? My motorhome is the super duty E-450 chasis. should I be ok with this toad, with my motorhome. And the V-10 is strong in this coach, it has only 36,000 actual miles.

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Old 09-05-2012, 06:34 PM   #2
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You can tow the difference between the actual coach weight and the GCWR, subject to the limits of the hitch receiver and tow bar. So yes, you can tow up to 5950 lbs if the receiver is rated that high (but it is probably only 5000 lbs). Some can be as low as 3500, so check it before buying.
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