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trailrunner 05-12-2013 01:58 PM

trailer towing
 
have a 04 31 ft f450 class c
have a 5000 lb hitch
how big of a trailer can l tow behind it?thanks

TXiceman 05-12-2013 02:12 PM

Check the chassis GVWR and GCWR and them weigh the rig loaded as for a normal trip.


GCWR - loaded RV = Max loaded trailer weight

GVWR - loaded RV = max trailer tongue weight.

When loaded and trailer hitched, you should not exceed the the RV's rear axle GAWR.

And if you are OK on these ratings, the maximum trailer is 5000# when loaded.

Ken

milasman 05-12-2013 03:04 PM

5000 lb max probably with 350 lb tongue. Longer class C usually frame extensions knock tongue down to 350.

trailrunner 05-15-2013 07:04 AM

trailer
 
do think l would have any problem towing a 14 ft tandam with atvs?thanks

milasman 05-15-2013 09:38 AM

Depends on weight of trailer.

Michigander 05-24-2013 11:16 AM

There should be a label in the motorhome somewhere that tells you what the gcwr is. The gcwr i the max weight of the motor home and trailer combined, when fully loaded. In most cases, you will be less than 5000 if the motor home is fully loaded. Make sure you have a brake controller too!

SamSter0077 05-28-2013 12:01 PM

I am in the same boat you are, 30' v10 e450... Plenty of pulling power although filling it up with gas hurts.. I pull a 4500# 4runner frequently (lately).. no probs, tongue weight is going to be your problem. mine is limited to 350, but I plan on reinforcing it with 2" square tubing Reinforcing frame rail extension and beefing up hitch on class C? - SCCAForums.com - SCCA Racing Discussions - Sports Car Club of America - Racing Discussion Forums - General Discussion - Towing Discussion sorry it's not IRV2, but still good info..


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