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Old 06-05-2005, 05:34 PM   #1
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Help-- we have just recently bought a premo 30 foot Southwind, and are in the process of learning about Class A's instead of the 5th wheels we have always had. We have a 2005 GMC Canyon pick-up truck and a 1986 Crown Victoria. My question is, can either off these vehicles be towed without damage ; how is this done; and what is this stuff about disconnecting driveshafts. Is there not a simple way of bringing a vehicle with you behid your motot home ?
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Old 06-05-2005, 05:34 PM   #2
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Help-- we have just recently bought a premo 30 foot Southwind, and are in the process of learning about Class A's instead of the 5th wheels we have always had. We have a 2005 GMC Canyon pick-up truck and a 1986 Crown Victoria. My question is, can either off these vehicles be towed without damage ; how is this done; and what is this stuff about disconnecting driveshafts. Is there not a simple way of bringing a vehicle with you behid your motot home ?
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Old 06-05-2005, 06:02 PM   #3
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First, welcome aboard. You will find lots on knowledgable folks here.

Some cars/trucks are towable and some are not by the design of the transmission. Best place to find out if either of your vehicles are towable and what modifications need to be made is at REMCO Towing.

With your class A you also need to be aware of the towing limits of the chassis and the hitch rating. A lot of RV's have 3500# rated hitches which will rule out the Crown Vic.

Your chassis may also have a 1000# or 1500# limit on towing a load without auxillary brakes on the towed load.

So with modifications,tow bar and brakes you are probably looking at $2500.00 and up to roll with a dinghy attached.

Have fun shoping.

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Thank you, TXiceman , for your input. I will start shopping , but until then, maybe I'll just rent a car when I get where I'm going!!!
We are just kind of playing at this until I can retire and we can take it more seriously. I especially appreciate the REMCO site; it has been most helpful.
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