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Old 04-15-2012, 01:54 PM   #1
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Towing A Car Hauler & Car

Ok I searched for this and nothing came up so here we go. lol I may not know much about car haulers, but I know this one I bought weighs 1500. My car weighs 2887. I've got a Class C RV with a Chevy 30 (G30) 400 trans, and I'm wondering if towing this will be okay? I want to take my car with me when I drive my RV in case of emergencies and of course to sight see while I'm set up at camp. Any advice would be great. Has anyone ever towed anything behind their Class C? If so, what and how much weight?
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well, your auto and carrier weigh 4387#. Three things to check here, but you need to weigh your RV in loaded and travel form.'

Look at the GCWR or the RV,

GCWR - loaded RV = max load you can tow.
GVWR - loaded RV - maw loaded tongue weight on the car carrier.
Max sure the loaded car carrier does not exceed your rear axle GAWR.

You also need to see if your hitch is rated to tow almost 4500#. Many class C's have a 3500# hitch.

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What kind of car are you towing? It might make more sense (weight wise) to ditch the hauler and tow 4-down if possible. Lots of things to consider, so check the "Towing" section for plenty of info.
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towing what car?

I'm towing a 2001 Toyota Rav4 4WD. It's not allowed to be towed two or 4 down......:/
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Check the actual frame where the hitch is installed. Class C's are probably built better now than a Midas Mini we bought in 1977; the frame ended at the rear spring perches with a weak extension that broke after towing a car trailer. Also, if you find your unit capable of towing the trailer weight, add a transmission temperature gauge. This will indicate whether you need an auxiliary transmission cooler (ours definitely did, and after adding a cooler, we towed for 97,000 miles).

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Ok I searched for this and nothing came up so here we go. lol I may not know much about car haulers, but I know this one I bought weighs 1500. My car weighs 2887. I've got a Class C RV with a Chevy 30 (G30) 400 trans, and I'm wondering if towing this will be okay? I want to take my car with me when I drive my RV in case of emergencies and of course to sight see while I'm set up at camp. Any advice would be great. Has anyone ever towed anything behind their Class C? If so, what and how much weight?
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It's got an extra radiator....

Is this what you're talking about? It's got two of em ?
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I don't know about flat towing a RAV4 being a problem, a buddy of mine has about 20,000 miles of flat towing on his, no problem.

I know he has a lube pump (Remco?) on it and some other stuff.

The link below to the Remco site shows a listing for all the parts necessary to flat tow a 2000 - 2012 RAV4.

2000 - 2012 Toyota RAV4 | Remco Towing
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