Originally Posted by Old Grape
I read through the 06 to 09 Tour brochures. They all say 10K hitch but 500 lbs max vertical tongue weight. Then as i dug further they refer you to the chassis manufacturer for more info. The Freightliner Evolution (XL) chassis manual says to maintain the tongue weight between 10% and 15% of the trailer weight. That pretty much matches what is listed on the actual hitch. I asked Winnebago about it on line but have not received a reply. If i do I will post it here.
Here is Winnebago's response to my query.
"Winnebago Motorhome Customer Care <firstname.lastname@example.org>
5:34 AM (4 hours ago)
The correct rating is 500 lbs.
CUSTOMER CARE SPECIALIST
(800) 537-1885| email@example.com
Thank you for being a customer!
So that really puts me in a bind. A 20' enclosed car hauler with my car in it will probably put me in a 750 lb tongue weight range. A 20' open car hauler would be close to that also. A Trailer Toad "http://www.trailertoad.com/"would help but runs close to $5K and adds about 5 or 6 ft in length. The trailer and Trailer Toad would put my cost over $10K. At that price might as well by a used decent condition flat towable toad. The other option would be a Tuff Tow "http://www.tufftow.com/". I think the Tuff Tow is considerably cheaper and adds no extra length but have not found many reviews about it. Also the small tires on the Tuff Tow would worry me. Luckily I still have about 3 months before I return to the states and hit the road. If anyone out there has heard of the Tuff Tow and can speak to its reliability please add your comments.