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Old 02-11-2013, 06:40 PM   #1
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Towing with a class A

Hi every one. I am new to the site but I just love it. I have a few questions about towing with a class A motorhome. We just got our first motorhome. Its a 35 foot Winnebago Journey with a 350 HP Cat and a allison 3000. My wife and I have to hobbies we love. One is Camping and the outher thing is Drag racing. I plain on pulling our car to the track with the motorhome. Here is my dilima. I currently have a 28 foot pace shadow trailer. That is Great but too heavy. With a 64 chevy II and golf cart and tools it weighs 13,000 lbs. (too much) I had to up the axels to 7,000 and run a 235/85r16 truck tire to handel the weight. I pulls great with my 2006 GMC with a Duramax. But it is time to down size the trailer. Thought about a 24 foot alu inclosed with no options. I would protect the car and golf cart. Or go back to a open trailer. Not real fond of it but would do it if I had to. Well any opinions would be greatfully appreseated. Thanks Eric

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Old 02-11-2013, 07:40 PM   #2
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What is the actual weight of your MH when you leave home? Subtract that weight from your GCWR, the difference is your maximum towing capacity IF it does not exceed the stated towing capacity in your owners manual. Hitch weight is another part of towing, the RAWR must not be exceeded, nor should hitch capacity.
An option for you might be The Automated Safety Hitch | The Automated Safety Hitch. There are other brands on the market, that is just one. This is popular on the West coast with racers, pulling a stacker trailer with a MH. It eliminates hitch weight, and reduces the effect it has on MH handling.
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