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Old 01-19-2023, 12:54 PM   #1
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Tiffin Allegro O/Road gasser OK to tow a 4d Jeep?

2014 Tiffin Allegro Open Road 31SA, V10 gasser. Interested in towing a Jeep. The decision is the 2 or 4door.

Interested if anyone has any experiences in towing a 4d with that V10? It is getting close to 4500lbs which is near the 5k limit for the RV.

Anyone with experiences to share on how that V10 handles it would be much appreciated.

Thanks in advance...
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Old 01-20-2023, 06:45 AM   #2
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The v10 has sufficient power, but your chassis may not have the towing capacity. The 5k lb hitch rating is one limitation, but you also need to calculate the chassis GCWR less the loaded weight of the coach.

GCWR is Gross Combined Weight Rating, Fords engineering and legal limit for the maximum weight of the motorhome plus anything it is towing. Likely you’re on the 22k chassis and the GCWR is 26k. If the loaded motorhome weighs 21,000, then the towing limit is 26,000-21,000=5,000. If the loaded motorhome weighs more than 21k, then the tow limit is less than 5k. It’s not difficult to to have the towing limit imposed by GCWR down near 4k on the gas motorhomes.
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2014 Tiffin Allegro Open Road 31SA, V10 gasser. Interested in towing a Jeep. The decision is the 2 or 4door.

Interested if anyone has any experiences in towing a 4d with that V10? It is getting close to 4500lbs which is near the 5k limit for the RV.

Anyone with experiences to share on how that V10 handles it would be much appreciated.

Thanks in advance...
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We towed a deck over dolly trailer with a Harley and small Ford Fiesta. This set up towed well and was right at the 5K limit on our 19 model Jayco Prestige w/V10. Power wise it was OK, but it kept the RPM's ramped up constantly. To me it made it hard to relax and at the end of the day I felt like I had been in a race all day. Even without the heavy load, I tired of the higher RPM needs of the V10 and moved up to a Diesel. Best move ever. I actually feel relaxed after a long day of driving.
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Tiffin Allegro O/Road gasser OK to tow a 4d Jeep?

I tow a 2019 Ford Ranger that weighs just about the same as a Jeep. As Shawdow5501 said, stay under your gross combined weight rating and get supplemental braking on the Jeep and youíll be fine.

As for the experience, youíll know itís back there, especially on bigger climbs, but youíll have no problems getting to where youíre going.

If it were me, Iíd get the 4 door.
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Thanks

I appreciate the input. Always want to hear from real world experiences of towing.

I put the Banks Power pack on to compensate for the gas motor RV so hopefully that helps with the tow. I know it will work. I just do not like running things to their limits. Makes for a miserable drive and a stuff breaks that way.
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We have towed our Jeep Rubicon 4door over 8000 miles without any problems with our 2007 Fleetwood Southwind. We also have the Banks system installed.
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2014 Tiffin Allegro Open Road 31SA, V10 gasser. Interested in towing a Jeep. The decision is the 2 or 4door.

Interested if anyone has any experiences in towing a 4d with that V10? It is getting close to 4500lbs which is near the 5k limit for the RV.

Anyone with experiences to share on how that V10 handles it would be much appreciated.

Thanks in advance...
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Well, waaaaay back a few decades ago, we did the Easter Jeep Safari in Moab for 14 years in a row. At that time, we had at least 5 different Jeeps, all of them built for some pretty rugged off road stuff. That means they were considerably heavier than stock. We also had two different Gas motorhomes. The first was an '89 27' Class C Ford with the 460 in it. It did as well as could be expected considering we had it loaded for bear and towing those heavy Jeeps. The second was a '99 Fleetwood Bounder 34V with the Triton V-10, 275HP version. It too did great for what it was and it's capabilities.

You're not gonna win any Indy 500 awards while towing for sure. It's a lot of weight. But, we never broke anything, no hitches, no towing components, nothing. I build and maintain all my own stuff so, I inspect all of it on a periodic basis. You'll be fine.
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