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Old 09-10-2015, 02:08 PM   #1
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View and navion towing

Thinking of downsizing but I have questions about towing with a Winnebago View and Navion. With the diesels that these units have, what can they tow, especially in the mountains out west? I have an HHR, WEIGHT 3200 lbs. can that View or Navion make it up the mountains in Wyoming, Montana, Idaho, and Washington?

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Old 09-13-2015, 10:39 AM   #2
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On the Winnebago website, they list the GCWR and GVWR, the GAWR (front) and GAWR (rear). The Sprinter chassis has a "5,000-lb. drawbar/500-lb. maximum vertical tongue weight w/7-pin connector" installed. (Navion)

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I certainly wouldn't pull anything without installing auxiliary brakes in the toad. That would eliminate or reduce the fears of going down a mountain.


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Towing a 2015 Ford Fusion Hybrid with our 13 Navion 24G. Weighs 3,600#. Using Roadmaster Falcon 2 and Invisibrake. Can easily hook and unhook in under 5 minutes by myself. Have towed over 4 Washington State mountain passes this year with no issues except mileage drops from 16 to 14 mpg. Also tow a Ford Ranger with the Itasca. 10,000 miles on the Navion and not a single warranty issue so far. Leaving for Carrabelle Florida in February with car in tow. Back to Seattle in May for a month then off to Alaska with the same rig. Looking forward to retirement.
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Steep grades will slow one down and make toad brakes a prudent choice.
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