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Old 11-03-2022, 08:44 PM   #43
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To the OP to simplify what you have seen here take you Motorhome ready to travel as you normally travel and get it weighed, provided you are not over GVWR or an Axle weight rating subtract the actual weight from the GCWR that is the maximum that you can FLAT tow. IF at or under GCWR as long 't as you won't be spending a significant amount of time in the big mountains (Rockies/Sierra's) I wouldn't give it a second thought.

PS I read it as needed space for the dogs when using the TOAD not towing it.
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Old 11-03-2022, 11:51 PM   #44
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looks like you didnt read the last half of her post. Heres what it said and I responded to
"The towing weight limit for the Class A is 5000 #. Will towing a vehicle that is near the maximum rated weight of 5000 # put undue wear and tear on a MH with the Ford V-10? I know, should have found a diesel pusher. Is it reasonable to tow a 4800 # vehicle if weight limit is 5000#. Our plan would include detaching and driving the two vehicles separately (no towing) when driving through mountains.
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Old 11-04-2022, 12:17 AM   #45
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looks like you didnt read the last half of her post. Heres what it said and I responded to
"The towing weight limit for the Class A is 5000 #. Will towing a vehicle that is near the maximum rated weight of 5000 # put undue wear and tear on a MH with the Ford V-10? I know, should have found a diesel pusher. Is it reasonable to tow a 4800 # vehicle if weight limit is 5000#. Our plan would include detaching and driving the two vehicles separately (no towing) when driving through mountains.
I did miss that or forget it there were a lot of posts to read thru, however if U was going to be in the mountains a lot I might try something to alleviate the need to separate the vehicles.
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Old 11-04-2022, 12:55 AM   #46
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How is the plane tied down, and isn't it difficult finding routes with that much height clearance?
At just under 5,000 pounds empty, I guess it could be a toad. Canadair CT-114 Tutor. A bit heavier than my Ranger, but much faster.
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Our motorhome is a Class A (Tiffin Allegro Open Road with Ford V-10). We are trying to choose a toad vehicle that can haul three retriever-sized dogs, four in a pinch. We have been considering a mid-size truck with crew cab and 6 foot bed, but the combinations that we come up with are pushing 4500 to 4800 lbs by the time a camper top and three dog crates are added. The towing weight limit for the Class A is 5000 #. Will towing a vehicle that is near the maximum rated weight of 5000 # put undue wear and tear on a MH with the Ford V-10? I know, should have found a diesel pusher. Is it reasonable to tow a 4800 # vehicle if weight limit is 5000#. Our plan would include detaching and driving the two vehicles separately (no towing) when driving through mountains.
You are going to put your dogs in a towed vehicle?
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Love the pic with the airplace on top of your MH - bet you really have to watch bridges.
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Our motorhome is a Class A (Tiffin Allegro Open Road with Ford V-10). We are trying to choose a toad vehicle that can haul three retriever-sized dogs, four in a pinch. We have been considering a mid-size truck with crew cab and 6 foot bed, but the combinations that we come up with are pushing 4500 to 4800 lbs by the time a camper top and three dog crates are added. The towing weight limit for the Class A is 5000 #. Will towing a vehicle that is near the maximum rated weight of 5000 # put undue wear and tear on a MH with the Ford V-10? I know, should have found a diesel pusher. Is it reasonable to tow a 4800 # vehicle if weight limit is 5000#. Our plan would include detaching and driving the two vehicles separately (no towing) when driving through mountains.
Just for clarity, will the dogs be in the toad when it is being towed?
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It was buzzing the moose.

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Not anymore, they are grounded.
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Not anymore, they are grounded.
Back in the air Sept. 21/22.

"The Commander of 1 Canadian Air Division, MGen. Iain Huddleston lifted the operational pause Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2022, on the CT-114 Tutor fleet."
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Back in the air Sept. 21/22.

"The Commander of 1 Canadian Air Division, MGen. Iain Huddleston lifted the operational pause Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2022, on the CT-114 Tutor fleet."
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