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Old 04-03-2014, 01:08 AM   #1
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Toads for Itasca Navion, Winnebago View, or Forest River Solera

We are considering purchasing either an Itasca Navion, Winnebago View or Forest River Solera all of which are powered by a 3.0 Liter Mercedes Diesel. We would expect to need a toad. We are uncertain about whether these rigs can handle a Jeep Wrangler or Honda CRX. We live in the mountains of New Mexico. We would appreciate any comments or experiences of owners of these rigs who have towed cars.
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We towed a 96 jeep ZJ with 35" tires for over 25000 miles with no problems with a blue ox tow bar and break buddy breaking system . It will cruse at 65 mph all day long it was a little slow in the hills . We got 14 1/2 1/2 mpg towing with our View
The only problem was the tank was to small had to stop for fuel a lot . Now with our MADP we can go 1000 miles with out stopping
We do miss the drivability f the view just loved that little motorhome
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We towed a 96 jeep ZJ with 35" tires for over 25000 miles with no problems with a blue ox tow bar and break buddy breaking system . It will cruse at 65 mph all day long it was a little slow in the hills . We got 14 1/2 1/2 mpg towing with our View The only problem was the tank was to small had to stop for fuel a lot . Now with our MADP we can go 1000 miles with out stopping We do miss the drivability f the view just loved that little motorhome
We also towed a jeep wrangler with it that was a little lighter it did a fine job just have to take your time
We were in no hurry anyway !
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We are considering purchasing either an Itasca Navion, Winnebago View or Forest River Solera all of which are powered by a 3.0 Liter Mercedes Diesel. We would expect to need a toad. We are uncertain about whether these rigs can handle a Jeep Wrangler or Honda CRX. We live in the mountains of New Mexico. We would appreciate any comments or experiences of owners of these rigs who have towed cars.
Careful: the View & itasca have 5000 tow capacity (more is better having trailered for years). 2500 series. Get another sprinter chassis & you only have 3500 # tow capacity. BIG difference. More suspension & better frame is what you get in my research. We just got the view profile for this reason. Dave :-)
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