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Old 07-20-2013, 11:33 PM   #1
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I have a 2012 Itasca sunstar v10 35F . I am thinking of pulling a 2006 H3 hummer , just wondering if anyone has done this and will the V10 handle the extra weight.
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Old 07-20-2013, 11:41 PM   #2
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It'll pull it just fine for power wise. A buddy of mine had a V-10 and a 5.9 Cummins motorhomes both at the same time. He always preferred using the V-10 for pulling his enclosed trailer with race car and tools & equipment. He said it pulled it better than the 5.9 Cummins.
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My Jeep tips the scales at nearly 5000 lbs. my V10 pulls it around just fine.
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It may pull it, but don't forget to verify what the towing capacity is for both the tow bar (or tow dolly) as well as the tow hitch on the RV. Don't forget that the weight for the vehicle may not take into consideration any contents that you may load it down with or even a full tank of gas...

Don't go for the maximum towing capacity. It would be advisable to stay well under the max limits to account for additional weight of contents, torque excess, etc.
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thxs for the replys.
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Old 07-23-2013, 09:32 PM   #6
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The engine/trans MAY handle it but I'm sure it'll be over the weight ratings as most gas chassis are only rated to tow 5,000#'s and nothing you can do will change that rating legally.
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Also remember to check the rating of your motorhome. There may be many people out there towing larger loads than their RV is rated for and they may say it pulls it fine. But that doesn't take into account the accelerated where and tear on their RV that is going on and won't be noticed until things have to be replaced or rebuilt. Check your ratings, then try to stay under the maximum. It will be both safer and more economical to go by the ratings.
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