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Old 03-09-2014, 06:16 PM   #1
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We are buying a 1998 Flair 26' and want to know if it will tow our 6200 lb truck. Can anyone help?
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Old 03-09-2014, 06:41 PM   #2
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Welcome to irv2. Your towing capacity is most likely 4000 lbs on that Mh.
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You will have to read the manual for the Flair you are buying to find out for sure.

Most RV's have a towing capacity of 5,000#'s unless they are the larger diesel pushers or unless a previous owner has beefed up the hitch.

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Suggest you look at your label that has GVWR, and GCWR ratings listed. I suspect the max tow rating of a gaser is 5000 lbs but that is not the entire story. If you are travelling near or at the GVWR, you may not have a 5000lb gap between the GVWR and the GCWR. You legally cannot exceed either rating.

Good luck,

I suggest you will find issues in towing a vehicle >6000lbs with the RV noted.

You might want to configure your RV for a trip and weigh it to find out where you stand vs GVWR and what you have left over and not exceed the GCWR. (Gross Combined Weight)
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I've rechecked the weight of our truck and it's 4950.
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Suggest you look at your label that has GVWR, and GCWR ratings listed. I suspect the max tow rating of a gaser is 5000 lbs but that is not the entire story. If you are travelling near or at the GVWR, you may not have a 5000lb gap between the GVWR and the GCWR. You legally cannot exceed either rating.

Good luck,

I suggest you will find issues in towing a vehicle >6000lbs with the RV noted.

You might want to configure your RV for a trip and weigh it to find out where you stand vs GVWR and what you have left over and not exceed the GCWR. (Gross Combined Weight)
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That era of Flair, towing was 3500 lbs. So the answer to your question would be no.

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