Originally posted by Pap:
hey thanks for input you think work horse engine is enough horses. I don't have that big diesel you have. Had a Dodge 3500 with cummins and 35 ft. 5 th. wheel lost both in a flash flood last September in Fenton, Mo. This is first motor coach.
We tow a 4,000 lb. AWD V6 Saturn Vue behind our fully-loaded 24,000 motorhome with no real problems. We have been over the Rockies a couple of times. The 8.1 liter V-8 is up to the task.
We used to tow a 5,000+ lb. 4WD Silverado w/ extended cab before we went full-time. It was a little more noticeable back there than the Vue, even though the motorhome wasn't fully loaded at that time; but it was manageable.
The biggest problem with towing a heavy vehicle is heat build-up in the transmission of the motorhome. Although you don't say what year your motorhome is, since you have the Allison 6-speed, I assume it's newer. Any Workhorse chassis built after the early part of calendar year 2005 will have synthetic transmission fluid, which is a big plus when it comes to heat.