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Old 04-03-2019, 07:03 AM   #1
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Question Towing travel trailer with a Sprinter C?

Hi, looking to (occasionally) tow a travel trailer (5K UVW, 27 feet long, 500 pound hitch weight) with a Sprinter diesel Class C... anyone have experience towing a travel trailer with a Sprinter Class C?

Will have WDH and sway control on travel trailer and hitch, fyi.

Of course, noticed most Sprinter C's have 5000 pound tow ratings with 500 pound tongue weight limit.

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You can tow anything but how safely and reliably is another question.

Sprinters have a 5000 lb hitch and a 4200 lb max tow rating so your information is not quite correct. They are also not built for a weight distribution hitch. Trailers have another issue - frontal area which limits a tow vehicle pulling power. Sprinters do fine with motorhome and a toad but not much else.

Tow your trailer with a pickup, you will be much happier and your Sprinter motorhome will remain in one piece.
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Old 04-03-2019, 09:09 AM   #3
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Thanks, will heed your advice!
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Don't do it, as you will be exceeding tow weight restriction of 4200 pounds, as stated above.
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Ok, taking another run at this with a different Class C:

Anyone towed a travel trailer behind their E450 C? I am looking to occasionally tow a 27-foot, 5K pound travel trailer behind a Jayco Redhawk 22J (E450 chassis).

Hitch weight for trailer is 500 pounds.

GCWR and GVWR look ok (22K and 14.5K), and hitch is rated at 7500 towing, 750 tongue weight.

Would use a WDH and anti-sway hitch on trailer, fyi.

And, there's the theoretical versus the actual, so looking for someone who can share "been there done that" :-)
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Ok, taking another run at this with a different Class C:

Anyone towed a travel trailer behind their E450 C? I am looking to occasionally tow a 27-foot, 5K pound travel trailer behind a Jayco Redhawk 22J (E450 chassis).

Hitch weight for trailer is 500 pounds.

GCWR and GVWR look ok (22K and 14.5K), and hitch is rated at 7500 towing, 750 tongue weight.

Would use a WDH and anti-sway hitch on trailer, fyi.

And, there's the theoretical versus the actual, so looking for someone who can share "been there done that" :-)
Assuming you are tennisman 77 from the first post, and are talking about the same trailer that has an unloaded vehicle weight of 5,000#, your loaded weight will probably be around 7,000#, give or take, who knows. Your tongue weight will be 10-15% of whatever your loaded trailer weighs. You'll be somewhere around the towing limits of that MH and hitch. You might want to call Jayco and ask if it's OK to use a weight distribution set up on that MH.
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