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Old 03-23-2013, 03:13 PM   #1
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My Wife and I are considering purchasing our first Class C MH. The owners manual allows for a 5000lbs tow capacity and we are looking at towing a small 4 door sedan like a Honda accord for example. My question is how well does these MH's do when towing a vehicle and does it feel safe? Any and all comments would be greatly appreciated.

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I have a 2012 Grayhawk and tow a 2012 Kia Soul on a tow dolly. Don't even know its back there. Kia weights around 2700, and we love our Grayhawk.
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Thank you for your response.
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Old 03-27-2013, 03:50 PM   #4
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As indicated below we tow either a boat or car - neither cause any problems (use more gasoline though). Use common sense - remember it takes longer to stop - go slow and enjoy the day.
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I have towed a Kia Sorrento 4 down behind my 2011 Greyhawk from PA to TX and is pulled great. Like the others said, just be cautious of your surroundings and stopping distance. Also, never look at the gas gauge!
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Towing a vehicle behind your "C" will not cause you any problems power wise. Very little in gas mileage. Your biggest problem will be to be sure you pick your parking carefully at restaurants, gas stations etc. You must allow for enough room to exit. You cannot back up a tow bar. Once you get the hang of the longer distance of the rig and its limitations on backing, you will be just fine. A trick I have used when some one parked me in was to have my wife get in the toad, start it and while still on the tow bar back and steer the toad as I backed the motor home. It will not jack knife this way. Go for it.
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Thanks for the great tip when trying to back the unit up. It's comforting to know that the Greyhawk can tow four down to 5000lbs with ease!
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I wouldn't say with ease, try going up hill after you lose momentum. Also, gas will be affected! The Ford V-10 does get the job done though.
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Upload 5 Star tuning no problem at all with hills
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You will still be pegged out rpm tune or not.
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Very true! My Wife always thinks the rig is going to blow up when we are going up hills. Think West Virgina!
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Try 5 Star it will stop most of those high RMP's when climbing hills
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5 star over rated. If you are pullin 5000 lbs., the Ford V-10 is gonna pull high RPM when climbing steep grades. Designed to do so, max torque is around 4000 RPM.
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