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Old 05-11-2017, 10:21 PM   #1
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Towing a 3000# car

Being new looking at towing a Ford C-Max . It will be towed 4 down. 2 question can my 2017 four wind fe 26he (e450) is capable to tow and also will I need a braking package
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Old 05-11-2017, 10:59 PM   #2
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That must be a C-Max hybrid at only 3000 lbs. My C-Max Energi is 3800 lbs and I tow it on a dolly (+another 100 lbs or so) behind our Axis (E-350) without an issue (I've weighed the Axis and have plenty of "room" to tow the C-Max; my limiting factor is the 5000lb factory hitch).

If you really want to be sure about the weights: take your RV to a scale and weigh it loaded as you will travel. Then subtract that value from the GCWR the result will be what you can really tow.
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Old 05-12-2017, 12:54 AM   #3
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... and also will I need a braking package


That question was recently discussed. With only a few dissenting views, most of the comments said you definitely do need a supplemental braking system. Either a Brake Buddy type or one mounted on the car (my personal preference).
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Old 05-12-2017, 01:28 AM   #4
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Need is determined by the laws of the state you're registered in, I think most require it If toad/trailer is 3k or more.
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Old 05-12-2017, 01:52 AM   #5
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I have a Thor 28z, E450 and tow a Honda CRV (3600 lbs.) with a brake buddy stealth, Blue ox hitch, 4 down and have NO problem at all. Hitch is rated for 500 lbs. I think is you have your weights accurate and your vehicle is towable, 4 down, you should be OK.
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