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Old 05-30-2015, 11:10 AM   #1
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Flat towing

I was wondering if anyone knew how the Ford V-10 with the 35' chassis pulls a car. We just bought our first motorhome, haven't even taken delivery of it yet, and we'll be pulling our Ford Fusion behind it on occasion. The site below shows that it can be pulled, but I'm just concerned that the engine will be over-stressed.


Also, our coach is rated to two up to 5000 lbs and the car is 3500 (it's an Energi models and loaded with batteries).

Thanks guys!

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Old 05-30-2015, 12:09 PM   #2
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should be fine, but make sure you have supplemental brakes when you tow.

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We pulled our Jeep Grand Cherokee behind our Bounder (V-10, F-53) from Ohio to Yellowstone, Glacier, Arches, and back to Ohio with no problems. The Jeep weighs around 4400 lbs.
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Old 05-30-2015, 03:15 PM   #4
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TEST Drove a 2014 Fusion Energi. 4300 lbs on the state scale, full of gas, nobody in it.
That is around 20% higher than your estimate, might? make a difference after you load it up.
My Ford Fusion gasser is around 3,600 lbs, fyi

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Old 05-30-2015, 04:30 PM   #5
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Flat towing

You'll need to know the weights of the car loaded and the moho loaded. And then determine if you will be within your limits. A Supplemental brake system is a very very good idea with a gasser, or any rig. We towed a jeep liberty with our V10 gasser and the toad really made stopping distances longer until we put in a Brake Buddy.

Go over to the toad section for good info.

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Old 05-30-2015, 05:31 PM   #6
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We tow our 2008 Wrangler behind our 2014 Thor ACE 29.2 that has the V10. We have a Blue Ox with Stay N Play and a Battery Disconnect on the Jeep. We have taken it to Colorado, New Mexico, Texas - No Issues at all, never really knew it was there. I had to keep looking in the camera to make sure it didn't get lost!
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I tow a Honda Element (3,500#) behind my Damon Challenger 35' / Ford F-53. I'm satisfied with it. Performance is adequate although the extra load is noticeable especially in the mountains.
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Whatever you decide, hope the tow gets auxillary brakes...not required in many places, but smart and safer than without

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