Go Back   iRV2 Forums > MOTORHOME FORUMS > Toads and Motorhome Related Towing
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 09-13-2014, 12:38 AM   #1
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 8
How much weight can you tow with a gas MH

A friend of mine just purchased a 99 Southwind 34 with a V-10 ford gas engine. He thinks it will pull his full size Dodge 4 door 4 wheel drive pickup.
I would guess that truck would weigh 7000 lbs. I told him that is to much for a Ford V-10 gas motor home. I know I pull a 3400 lb suv and thats enough for me with a chevy 454. So what do you think. Dale
__________________

__________________
DGAR1956 is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 09-13-2014, 12:50 AM   #2
Senior Dude
 
Dogpatch's Avatar


 
Forest River Owners Club
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Somewhere, BC.
Posts: 5,584
Blog Entries: 8
That baby will just be a-screamin to be put out its misery going up an incline.

Better install some "Holy Crap" handles in er' for going down the backside.

Those rigs typically have hydrolic brakes with no exhaust brake. I wouldn't be doin it personally!
__________________

__________________
Les (RVM12), Bonnie, Morgan and 4 leggers Bella & Bruce
2010 Forest River Cardinal 3450RL 40' Full Body Paint- 2015 Ram 3500 Laramie 6.7 ltr Turbo Diesel, 68RFE Trans. 4x4 SRW SB Pullrite 2900 18K FMCA-420438 Good Sam
Dogpatch is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-13-2014, 01:11 AM   #3
Senior Member
 
Bubba1's Avatar


 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: D/FW Texas
Posts: 447
Typically a V-10 chassis in a class A is rated at 5000lbs.
__________________
Mike & Debbie
2003 36' Monaco Cayman
2007 Saturn Vue "pusher"
Bubba1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-13-2014, 01:38 AM   #4
Community Administrator
 
JohnRR's Avatar


 
Fleetwood Owners Club
Workhorse Chassis Owner
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Marquette, Michigan "Da UP"
Posts: 16,939
Look and see if you have a spec sheet glued to one of your front walls in the bedroom closet.
__________________
John & Cathy R.
06 Pace Arrow 38L W24
08 14 Lincoln MKX AWD
See My RV Upgrades
JohnRR is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-13-2014, 04:17 AM   #5
Community Administrator
 
Clifftall's Avatar


 
Fleetwood Owners Club
Ford Super Duty Owner
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 29,118
How much weight can you tow with a gas MH

That will be way over their limit of 3500 or 5000 ( not sure which )
__________________


Cliff,Tallulah and Buddy ( 1999-2012 )
Clifftall is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-13-2014, 04:28 AM   #6
Senior Member
 
vsheetz's Avatar


 
Fleetwood Owners Club
Ford Super Duty Owner
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: SoCal
Posts: 11,782
  1. Will it pull it? Yes.
  2. How well will it pull it? Ok, until you come to a hill.
  3. Will it be over the limits for the MH? Yes.
  4. Will it be safe? No, see #3
__________________
Vince and Susan
2011 Tiffin Phaeton 40QTH (Cummins ISC/Freightliner)
Flat towing a modified 2005 Jeep (Rubicon Wrangler)
Previously a 2002 Fleetwood Pace Arrow 37A and a 1995 Safari Trek 2830.
vsheetz is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 09-13-2014, 05:32 AM   #7
Senior Member
 
rgmiller32's Avatar


 
Forest River Owners Club
Ford Super Duty Owner
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Western NY
Posts: 148
The V-10 will have the power to tow it. But like others said it might not have the brakes to stop it. Also the hitch will not be rated for that much weight. Most likely 5000 lbs and 500 lb tongue weight. Will also be over the max gross combined weight rating. Check hitch first then chassis tag for ratings.
__________________
rgmiller32 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-14-2014, 10:05 PM   #8
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Posts: 45
What happened to the old saying, "you're not outta power till you're outta gears"
__________________
RJsfishin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-14-2014, 10:22 PM   #9
Member
 
Rcandvicki's Avatar
 
Winnebago Owners Club
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Midland,Texas
Posts: 92
We have a winnebago 33v adventurer and ours is 5000. I agree with the others, wouldn't be prudent!
__________________
Rcandvicki is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-15-2014, 06:18 AM   #10
paz
Senior Member
 
paz's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Full-timers - Home is where we park it.
Posts: 4,716
In addition to what the GCWR sticker by the door says, you have to look to see what the hitch is rated for. Our chassis has a GCWR of 30,000 lbs and a GVRW of 24,000 lbs. That says we can theoretically pull a 6,000 lb toad, but our hitch is only rated for 5,000 lbs.
__________________
2015 DRV Tradition 375KPS
2015 Chevy Duramax 3500HD LTZ Dually
Full-timers...Home is where we park it.
Check out our blog: Living Our Dream
paz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-15-2014, 04:42 PM   #11
Senior Member
 
wa8yxm's Avatar
 
Damon Owners Club
Workhorse Chassis Owner
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 22,792
The above answers are only half right.

USUALLY a Gasser has a hitch that is rated at 5,000 pounds

RARELY can it tow that much

Here is the correct answer:
The lesser of the Hitch Rating (Usually 5,000 pounds)
and the difference between the Maximum Combined Vehicle Weight Rating (MCGVR) and the actual weight of the motor home loaded with full Fresh Water tank, propane tank and fuel tank.

IN short, for my rig 26,000 pounds - 22,000 pounds.
__________________

__________________
Home is where I park it!
wa8yxm is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
gas, tow, weight



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Would you tow a 2011 Honda Pilot Sport behind a Class A Gas Bunkhouse? fischerbug Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 11 04-29-2015 07:48 PM
What can I tow ? monkey Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 13 06-12-2014 07:53 AM
Why the difference in GVWR on 2006 chevy 3500 gas vs Duramax gottular1249 Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 7 05-28-2014 09:11 PM
Tow DOLLY car cover / rock guard bruce Dixon Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 3 03-04-2014 05:09 PM
Maximizing our Gas Rewards 2Labs Just Conversation 2 06-02-2013 08:39 AM

» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 03:27 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.