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Old 05-16-2021, 01:40 PM   #1
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I知 new to this forum and just bought a 2017 Thor Hurricane 35m. We want to take a cross country trip from Florida to Yellowstone, and need some advice on what to flat tow. I have an F250, but was told it痴 too heavy. I have the blue ox tow bar and brake system. Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks!

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Old 05-16-2021, 01:54 PM   #2
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Decide how many pounds you want to tow and check the Towed information available

I tow an F150 so it is pretty light at about 5500 pounds and I don't feel it holding back even climbing mountain passes

Alternately I have a Ford Escape i tow on a Stehl dolly which is very easy to tow
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Old 05-16-2021, 06:00 PM   #3
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Old 05-16-2021, 06:13 PM   #4
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What is the max weight you CAN tow?

This is the lower of:
The hitch rating
The GCVWR minus the coach's loaded weight (assuming the loaded weight is less than the GVWR).

Start from there, use a fraction of that amount (wherever you feel comfortable, some use 80%, others 90%, others 100%) and find a toad which weighs less than that number.

For example, if you determine you can tow 5000 lbs limited by hitch rating and you went the 80% route you would be looking for a toad weighing less than 4000 lbs.

If you have an 8000 lb hitch and your GCWR-GVWR (or actual weight) supports it you may find you actually CAN town that 3/4 ton pickup.
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Old 05-16-2021, 06:19 PM   #5
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Welcome from me too. You値l have to do a bit of research on your RVs actual real world weight relative to the GCWR which is the total allowable combine weight of the coach and trailer/towed. Only way to know your actual weight is to get weighed on a truck scale. I知 going to guess you値l find that you can tow about 5,000 lbs. Then go from there. Not all vehicles can be flat towed. In fact many more cannot be than can. Obviously you need to be sure.
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Old 05-16-2021, 06:35 PM   #6
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. Welcome aboard! It sounds like you have a great adventure planned: good luck!
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