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Old 11-06-2015, 10:45 PM   #1
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Update on my earlier post about looking for the most popular tow vehicles in the 3000-4000# range.

I'm now thinking I may go up to a 4000-4700# towed vehicle. I'm wondering if I can realistically tow it with a 300 Cummins diesel on a 36' Winnebago Journey.

Does anybody have any experience with that setup???

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Old 11-07-2015, 08:05 AM   #2
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Cat 300 hp towing 2015 cadillac SRX.
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Old 11-07-2015, 08:14 AM   #3
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No sweat. Horsepower is not the limiting factor - just watch the GCWR so you stay within the max tow capacity rating. Most, but not all, diesel pushers will be in the 10,000 lb range, but always check.
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towing a honda fit up to 2014 will be no problem.
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Why didn't you just continue this info in your last post....? No need to make two posts.

As mentioned, you need to check the coach's towing capacity. Even with the older DPs, some are only rated for 5000 lbs.....however, most are 10,000 lbs.

We pulled my 5000 lb Toyota Tundra with our 330hp CAT with ease. The coach was only 35' and weighed in the neighborhood of 26,000 lbs, so the CAT didn't even breath hard pulling the Tundra...even up 6% grades.

We now have a GMC Terrain (almost identical to the Equinox that was mentioned as a possibility in your first post) and weighs right at 4000 lbs. So far (4 years running) it's been a perfect toad.

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That is the exact rig I am considering. How does it pull - especially in the mountains. Does the temp climb when going up the mountain, Does it push you down the mountain. How about stopping. What kind of aux brake system do you use.

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That is the exact rig I am considering. How does it pull - especially in the mountains. Does the temp climb when going up the mountain, Does it push you down the mountain. How about stopping. What kind of aux brake system do you use.

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Who are you referring to?

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laniard: the reason I made the second post is that I couldn't figure out how to add to my original posting. I sent an email to irv2 and they told me that I had 60 minutes to add to my original posting and then I'd have to make a new one.

How am I supposed to reply to an answer to my question so the poster sees my reply?

I'm learning my way thru "Forums" the hard way.

And, thanks for your help.
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laniard: the reason I made the second post is that I couldn't figure out how to add to my original posting. I sent an email to irv2 and they told me that I had 60 minutes to add to my original posting and then I'd have to make a new one.

How am I supposed to reply to an answer to my question so the poster sees my reply?

I'm learning my way thru "Forums" the hard way.

And, thanks for your help.
Simple. If you want to reply to a certain reply in your posting, you can just click on the "quote" button on that particular reply and it will open up a new reply window with that reply in quotes. Then you can just add whatever you want to say at the bottom of the quoted reply. I did exactly that with this reply.

If you don't want to reply to a particular reply to your post but just add to your original post, just go down to the last reply and there is a button that says: "Post Reply". Click on that and it will open up an new window and you can just start typing in it.

And....if within one hour you see a mistake (typo or whatever) and you want to edit your original post, just go to that post and at the bottom there will be a "Edit" button. Click on that and you can go into your original post and make whatever changes you want. After one hour, you're just SOL and will have to do a "reply" to clarify your original post.

Keep at it, you'll get the hang of it.

Hope this helps

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ps.. by the way... my handle is "lanerd" as in: Lane, R.D. lanerd...get it?
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Update on my earlier post about looking for the most popular tow vehicles in the 3000-4000# range.

I'm now thinking I may go up to a 4000-4700# towed vehicle. I'm wondering if I can realistically tow it with a 300 Cummins diesel on a 36' Winnebago Journey.

Does anybody have any experience with that setup???

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I had a 2003 34' Bounder Diesel with a 300hp Cummins. I towed a 6500lb trailer for 7 years all over the western states with no problem.
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Simple. If you want to reply to a certain reply in your posting, you can just click on the "quote" button on that particular reply and it will open up a new reply window with that reply in quotes. Then you can just add whatever you want to say at the bottom of the quoted reply. I did exactly that with this reply.

If you don't want to reply to a particular reply to your post but just add to your original post, just go down to the last reply and there is a button that says: "Post Reply". Click on that and it will open up an new window and you can just start typing in it.

And....if within one hour you see a mistake (typo or whatever) and you want to edit your original post, just go to that post and at the bottom there will be a "Edit" button. Click on that and you can go into your original post and make whatever changes you want. After one hour, you're just SOL and will have to do a "reply" to clarify your original post.

Keep at it, you'll get the hang of it.

Hope this helps

Ron

ps.. by the way... my handle is "lanerd" as in: Lane, R.D. lanerd...get it?

First off, please let me apologize for misspelling your name - i was in too big of a hurry. Unfortunately, patience is not one of my virtues. I should have checked the reply a little closer.

Second off, THANKS for the lesson in how to use these forums. I'll take all the help I can get. So if you see me messing up again, please let me know - and how to do it correctly.

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Cat 300 hp towing 2015 cadillac SRX.
Hi pcurt23,

Thanks for the reply.

I would assume from your answer that you have no problems towing the heavier toad? How about in the mountains? How about stopping?

I presently pull a Honda CRV weighing about 3400#'s, and when I hit the mountains, I pull into the truckers lane with a speed of 25-30 mph. Nothing heats up and I get to the top of the mountain just fine and go on my merry way. I was just concerned that another 1000-1500#'s would tend to heat things up a bit. How does your rig handle the mountains?

You don't happen to know what your GCWR is do you?

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