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Old 09-09-2018, 10:07 AM   #1
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Upgrade to ACE 30.2 bunkhouse

I am upgrading from freedom elite class C to class A, ACE 30.2 bunkhouse 2018 or 19. I tow a Jeep wrangler 2 door. Will the bigger class A with same V10 ford 450 tow it well?
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Old 09-09-2018, 12:41 PM   #2
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I am upgrading from freedom elite class C to class A, ACE 30.2 bunkhouse 2018 or 19. I tow a Jeep wrangler 2 door. Will the bigger class A with same V10 ford 450 tow it well?


Yes it will be fine. I have a friend with a 37 ft Winnebago that tows a four door Jeep and has no issues at all. Itís a fine drivetrain.
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Old 09-09-2018, 06:26 PM   #3
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I assume the ACE 30.2 has a GCVWR (Gross Combined Vehicle Weight Rating) of 23,000 lbs and a GVWR (Gross Vehicle Weight Rating) of 18,000 lbs, which would mean you are limited to 5,000 lbs towed weight if the MH is at max weight. I think all recent (post 2015) ACE HMs are equipped with an 8,000 lbs capacity hitch.

We have an ACE 29.2 with a GCVWR of 23,000 lbs and a GVWR of 16,000 lbs and tow a Jeep Grand Cherokee weighing ~ 5,000 lbs (depending on how much fuel, etc. I have in it). We've experienced no problems with this set up. One thing to make sure of is to keep the tow bar no more than +/- 3 inches from level when connected to the MH.
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Old 09-20-2018, 01:21 PM   #4
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I have a 2017 ACE 30.2 and tow a 2018 2 door jeep with no problems.
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Old 09-20-2018, 03:35 PM   #5
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I have a 2017 ACE 30.2 and tow a 2018 2 door jeep with no problems.
Thanks so much for the reply..
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Old 09-20-2018, 03:38 PM   #6
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One other question about the Thor 30.2 bunkhouse..Are the bunkbeds in the rear long enough for an adult?
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Old 09-20-2018, 07:08 PM   #7
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One other question about the Thor 30.2 bunkhouse..Are the bunk beds in the rear long enough for an adult?
The bunks are 29" x 71" on the ACE 30.2. Most adults are use-to 75" or 80" long beds. The Hurricane/Windsport 34J has 27" x 74" bunks plus the overhead bunk in the Hurricane/Windsport is rated for 500 lbs as opposed to the ACE's 250 lbs.
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Old 09-20-2018, 08:57 PM   #8
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The V10 in the ACE is not the same one as in the E450. The ACE is built on the F53 chassis and it will hold the newer 3 valve per cylinder V10. The engine compartment on the E series isn't wide enough for the larger heads and intake. It has roughly 20 more horsepower than the older Triton V10 in the E series chassis, it'll tow your Jeep just fine. I'm jealous! LOL
Enjoy your new ACE!
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Old 09-21-2018, 02:29 PM   #9
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I have a 2017 ACE 30.2 with which I tow my Jeep Wrangler Unlimited (4-door) with oversized wheels and tires. The big V-10 has absolutely no issues pulling it; aside from the slight dip in gas mileage, you hardly know it’s back there! Of course, a quality braking system is a must, but the 30.2 will handle your Jeep just fine! I’ve pulled my Jeep from Kentucky to Florida and back twice in the last year, and from Ky to Charleston and Savannah over the summer. I will tell you that I have done the CHF, installed a Safe-T-Plus steering stabilizer, installed sumo springs, and an aftermarket rear stabilizer bar. All of these things help with the handling (especially on the interstate with big rigs coming by), but they aren’t a total necessity. I installed all these things for safety’s sake...like you, I have my most valuable possessions riding with me in my motorhome! ��
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Old 09-21-2018, 05:59 PM   #10
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The V10 in the ACE is not the same one as in the E450. The ACE is built on the F53 chassis and it will hold the newer 3 valve per cylinder V10. The engine compartment on the E series isn't wide enough for the larger heads and intake. It has roughly 20 more horsepower than the older Triton V10 in the E series chassis, it'll tow your Jeep just fine. I'm jealous! LOL
Enjoy your new ACE!

Thanks for that detailed difference between the two. That conviences me.
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