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Old 03-10-2015, 06:32 PM   #15
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For some reason my previous post did not go through, but I wrote how we don't like to tow cars either but we have used Enterprise rental car three times at various campsites and it is great. The fact that they pick you up is very convenient. For instance, we went to Stone Mountain and I had it arranged for them to come to the campsite at 7 am and while my wife fed the kiddos breakfast I went back with the salesperson to the office and finalzed the paperwork.
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Old 03-11-2015, 04:26 PM   #16
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Ever think of pulling a motorcycle? Even a big two person scooter would work.
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Old 03-26-2015, 04:32 PM   #17
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thanks everyone for the help, but we landed up trading it in for a class A.

Hubby is happy camper now.
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Old 03-26-2015, 05:15 PM   #18
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You realy did not give the Cambria a chance.
You may find same handling situation in a Class A.
Depends on how you load it, roads and suspension.
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So what did you get?
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Old 03-26-2015, 06:21 PM   #20
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thanks everyone for the help, but we landed up trading it in for a class A.

Hubby is happy camper now.
Congratulations!

Is your SUV a MB GL450? If so, I don't think you can tow that with all fours down or even on a dolly! They definitely are nice - I used to have GL350 Blutec Diesel.

Happy and Safe Travels!
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Old 03-26-2015, 08:34 PM   #21
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We got a 2015 HR Vacationer and so far she handles like a dream. My hubby finds it a lot easier to drive the the Cambria.
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Congratulations on your new rig. I looked it up and it looks like a really nice Class A gasser. However, the one I saw still has a hitch weight of 5000 lbs. Isn't that exactly the same towing capacity as the Cambria?
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Congratulations on your new rig. I looked it up and it looks like a really nice Class A gasser. However, the one I saw still has a hitch weight of 5000 lbs. Isn't that exactly the same towing capacity as the Cambria?
That's the exactly what I found.

Not sure what year that GL450 is but Mercedes says 2015's are from 5371lbs to 5687lbs
still might not be able to pull it with the class A.
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Old 03-30-2015, 11:06 AM   #24
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We go out for 4 days at the end of every month. We rent from Enterprise. They will pick you up within 20 miles from where your camping. Find it cheaper for us then buying a towable car and and other hookup equipment involved. I drove an 18 wheeler for 42 yrs so I'm not all that interested in towing. At the end of April we're staying at Tybee Island, 16 miles from the clossest Enterprise in Savanah, $65.25 for 2 full days.
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Interesting thread. A Cambria on an E450 has a GVWR of 14,500# and a GCWR of 22,00#. The HR Vacationer specs I found on line, show a 22,000# GVWR with a GCWR of 26,000#. It looks like with whatever modifications are needed to the extended frame on the Cambria, and replacing the hitch, it's rated to tow more than the HR.
I was at a campground last week where LaMesa RV had a bunch of all types of RVs on display. I was amazed at the number of class As that had less OCCC and towing capacity than my Itasca 31K class C. Most surprising was a diesel pusher (300HP) with a GVWR of 26,000# and a GCWR of 30,000#. It said it was rated to pull 10,000#, yet the vehicle weighed over 22,000#.
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We go out for 4 days at the end of every month. We rent from Enterprise. They will pick you up within 20 miles from where your camping. Find it cheaper for us then buying a towable car and and other hookup equipment involved. I drove an 18 wheeler for 42 yrs so I'm not all that interested in towing. At the end of April we're staying at Tybee Island, 16 miles from the clossest Enterprise in Savanah, $65.25 for 2 full days.
Thanks for the info. We are renting from Enterprise close to Nashville while camping at Seven Points Campground COE. Didn't realize we could rent from Enterprise while at Tybee Island.
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If you check, Thor rates their Cambria look a like at 6500 lbs tow capacity. The Cambria has the room to tow that much. However, according, to a Winnebago factory salesman, they don't think it's capable. And they don't think the Thor is safe.

I've got a new 30J that I've put about 400 miles on. I tow a Ford Explorer 4WD which weighs in close to the 5000 lbs. It handles OK. I am not afraid of it at all.
It's 3 years old and has 36000 miles on it and I previously pulled with a 40 foot diesel.


I don't like the downshifting but it is what it is.

I LOVE my Cambria. The fit and finish are amazing. The bed is comfortable.
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