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Old 07-18-2015, 11:22 PM   #1
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What do you tow with your W22 ?

Recently made our maiden voyage in our 2004 Itasca Suncruiser 38. Just the wife and I, but I was quite shocked at the scales when we weighed in right at 22,000 lbs. Full fuel and water.
We have not purchased a Toad. Our current cars are both way too big and heavy to even consider towing.
I'm curious what others with the W22 chassis are towing???
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Old 07-18-2015, 11:54 PM   #2
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I pull a 2000 Lexus RX300 that weighs in at 4,020 lb.

Coach loaded is 21,100lb so I'm up close to the 26,000 combined weight.
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I have an 03 sebring convertible that I tow with a Demco Kar Kaddy 460SS tow dolley.
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I tow a 2008 Accord or a 2008 Jeep Patriot - both weigh in around 3800 lbs - we use a Roadmaster dolly. No problems.

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I pull a 2000 Lexus RX300 that weighs in at 4,020 lb.

Coach loaded is 21,100lb so I'm up close to the 26,000 combined weight.
I guess I am completely missing the boat. I thought that 22,000 lbs was the TOTAL weight I could go with. Coach plus whatever was towing behind.
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Old 07-19-2015, 09:46 AM   #6
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I guess I am completely missing the boat. I thought that 22,000 lbs was the TOTAL weight I could go with. Coach plus whatever was towing behind.
No, 22K is the coach weight and 26K is the total gross.

I pull 2013 Lincoln MKZ hybrid at 3900 lb. It's designed to be pulled 4-down. Just step to Vehicle Tow menu and it does all....unlock steering, disconnect power, parking brake, and neutral. Ford Focus hybrid is the same.
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Over the last 12 years. we started with a used GEO Tracker for our Alaska trip. Changed to a used GEO Metro LSI super light convertible (1700 lbs.). Great for sight seeing in the states. Then the LSI entry became lower and lower for my wife, so we are now using a new Chevy Spark with manual transmission like all the earlier cars (2200 lbs.). It is loaded with tech stuff and has the highest insurance safety rating of all sub-compacts for that year. It also has four doors. The tow bar attachment was DIY straight forward and right to the frame. We loose about 0.5 mpg cruising at 60 mph. Inertia brakes with break-away safety action from what used to be Night Shift Auto obey the KISS principle and have worked well for all three vehicles.
In my experience the time spend in a Toad is miniscule compared to the motor home. So I got the lightest, safest, and cheapest Toad I could find and loaded it up with all options for the fun factor.
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I guess I am completely missing the boat. I thought that 22,000 lbs was the TOTAL weight I could go with. Coach plus whatever was towing behind.
Duner is correct. 26,000lb combined weight.

Gross combined vehicle weight rating (GCVWR)
Total combined weight of truck and trailer, as specified by the vehicle manufacturer, including all passengers, fuel, fluids and cargo.
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Thanks everyone for clearing that up for me.
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Chevy Cobalt 4 down - 60 MPH max according to the car's manual. if it wasn't for the camera, I'd forget it was there.
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Explorer sport. 2,600 lbs. curb weight.
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When my 2005 W was new I towed 4,000 pounds of 1992 Chevy Lumina APV using a 4" Drop, US-Gear breaks and a Remco axle lock (So it was a true trailer when I towed it).

Broke the cross bar the hitch is welded to (End brackets) had 'em re-built stronger and ... Continued to tow Lumina till it died of old age and electrical issues.

page 2: Today I tow 2500 pounds of 2001 Dodge Neon with Remco Lube pump and brakes,, using the same 4" drop.. no problems so far save for a blown 8.1L Vortec in the motor home and that has nothing to do with the towed.

Oh, it tows "Heavier" than the Lumina did. I do understand why.
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Explorer sport. 2,600 lbs. curb weight.
That is interesting. What is the year and configuration of your Explorer? 2x4 , 4x4, manual or auto ?
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