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Old 01-20-2009, 11:21 AM   #1
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Are there limits to length of towed vehicle for Class C motorhomes? I'm considering a 27' Minnie Winnie with a 5950 lb tow max and a 5000 lb hitch, behind which I want to tow a Jeep Commander - 5250lbs.


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Glad to have you here on iRV2. We had a 31' Minnie Winnie DL and it had smaller frame extensions welded ontot he main Ford frames. That joint where the extensions were added did not look real strong to me from an engineering view point.

Personally, I'd look for a lighter weight vehicel to tow and not push the limits...or move up to something with a heavier frame under it.


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Leo, welcome to iRV2.

There is no length limit, but there are weight limits.

I agree with Ken that you are over the weight rating of the hitch and it is never a good idea to tow overweight or right at the limit.

A lighter toad or a MH with a higher hitch/towing capacity would be the best solution.
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Old 01-24-2009, 06:53 AM   #4
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good question. we are looking into getting a trailer. this way we can haul our golf cart and a small car. the cars we are thinking about are a smartcar or a honda fit. there was another but, i can't think of it right now.

it is just something we are thinking about doing. we do have a saturn vue that we could just pull but, hubby doesn't want the wear on the vehicle..
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All states have length limits. 65' is the most common, but many are 60' or even 55'.

We did a lot of research and engineering. Our "biggest" scenario (Vectra with the 24' trailer) is 64' 10.5" long. We just don't take that configuration into "short" states. My $$ . . . their economy . . . their loss!
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