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Old 08-14-2011, 07:21 PM   #1
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We have a F-450 Class C with the V-10. Thinking about connecting our 2005 Dodge Dakota 4x4 which can be towed however is this to heavy to tow behind a class C? It's weight is 4900#. Thanks, Ed
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You need to check your coaches GCWR and actual weight, and also the hitch rating. Most C's are limited to 5000 lbs or less towing because of the hitch rating.

The GCWR on the E450 has been steadily increasing toward 20k 04 22k (depends on year and configuration) while the GVWR remains at 14,000 last I knew. That suggests it could tow as much as 8000 lbs if the hitch and the extensions to the frame where the hitch is mounted could handle that much. But I don't think anybody is shipping an E450 based coach with more than a 5000 lb receiver on it.
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Thanks Gary, The hitch was a custom 10K and were ok with the GVW. What I am interested in is the handling and power of a unit of that weight being towed with the Class C V-10. Thanks again...
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You still need the GCWR. Your actual tow capacity is the GCWR minus the weight of the tow vehicle when ready to tow...or the capacity of the hitch, which ever is less.
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Thanks Gary, The hitch was a custom 10K and were ok with the GVW. What I am interested in is the handling and power of a unit of that weight being towed with the Class C V-10. Thanks again...
Ultimately, that was what concerned me the most towing our Dakota. After beating myself with the question for quite a while, I decided discretion was the better part of valor and went with the 3400lb CR-V - which we have since fallen in love with.
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If u are within your wieght and hitch limits, I do not see a problem.

You have the same exact powertrain as a whole lotta class a's that are rated at 22k/27k.
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