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Old 05-05-2013, 09:25 PM   #1
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Towing with a Gas MH??

Are there Gas Powered motorhomes in the nintys, or even early 2000s time frame, that are rated to legally tow 7000lbs? If so, some suggestions. Would like to limit length to 36 feet. Thanks

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Old 05-05-2013, 09:41 PM   #2
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Brother - in- laws 05 , 35' Tiffin W/H 22 chassis , TTC was 5000. AND with only 5000lbs between GVW and GCVW and only 1300 lbs CCC. He was always at max.
JMHO, I'm sure the unit your looking for, does not exist.

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Not as far as I have ever seen. The normal towing limit for a gas MH is 5000#

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Old 05-06-2013, 05:37 AM   #4
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I suspect the other posters are probably right and you won't find a class A gasser with towing over 5K (and many of them don't have the 5k capacity of the mh is fully loaded). Not to rain even more on your parade but a lot of late 90s, early 00s only had 3500lbs capacity.

One thing I have noticed is that most class As and Cs have pretty much the same chassis so you might have more success if you find a very short / light class A or C since the chassis will probably have the same capacity as a larger mh but the mh itself will be much lighter.
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My guess is they didn't go beyond 5000#.

Did you fly F8's. I was an AMH and worked on A7's.
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Old 05-06-2013, 06:48 AM   #6
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Been looking at Diesel pushers but seeing some of the maintenance costs have become a little bit discouraged. Even in the Diesel pushers the selection is limited to something like the American Eagle, Monacos, or some Country Coaches. Thought I would check out the Gas world. Apparently the selection is even less, if at all.

Yes I flew the F-8. 499 carrier landings and one barricade to a landing. The A-7 followed the F-8 without AB, as you know John, but I'll bet you still had your work cut out for you on the A-7.

Thanks for the information. If anyone comes up with a gaser that can tow 7000 lbs legally please give me a shout. $30,000 budget. Thanks
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I may be corrected on this because I am not 100% sure, but I thought most gas class A motorhomes only have a class 3 hitch rated for 5K. If you were to find a lighter motorhome on a heavier rated chassis and going to a higher capacity hitch maybe it would work. For instance, my motorhome is on a 20500 chassis with a GCVW 26000 LBS. It weighs in around 16-17K. If it was kepted lite, it may work. But that is going off the max allowable combined weight.
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We tow a Jeep Grand Cherokee just shy of 5,000 lbs with a gasser. It pulls OK but I know it's there.
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My Damon has a 16,000# Ford chassis with a rated Gross Combination Weight rating of 25,000#. That's a 9,000# trailer, but it only came with a 3,500# hitch but that's easy to fix.

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