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Old 12-08-2019, 04:12 PM   #1
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Model: Thor Outlaw 38RE
State: West Virginia
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Can I tow my RV?

Ive seen several posts where the owners commented about the towing company knowing if / how to tow their RVs. How would I have mine towed? On a flat bed? Unhook tranny and tow 4 down?
The RV is a 2017 Thor Outlaw 38RE.

Charlie and Jamie
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Maysville, West (by God) Virginia
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Old 12-08-2019, 04:18 PM   #2
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Model: 2018 24.1 AXISSIXxSIX
State: Arizona
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I'd have to see those posts so as to analyze the tellers abilities to discern lack of correct knowledge from lack of correct equipment.
An rv is nothing special underneath.
They are almost all automatics, almost all built on commercially known chassis by major manufacturers.
There is no difference in towing than any truck, anywhere.

The front fascia on an axis/Vegas might take a bit of skill to get around.
A class c is a van and nothing else, a class a is common as cat hair.

You knowing how to tow it, and then telling a tow truck driver how to tow it might get you left along side the road needing to make an additional phone call....

Just an opinion on my part.

That all said:

The above is a link to a certain cure.

I have an axis. I could find no way for most older tow trucks to get under the front fascia, but in fact it's no worse than a corvette or a gtr or even a prius.

My front hitch mount allows for me to be snatched up by any snatch.
The tow truck cure is happenstantial to my need for a winch mount, but it is an advantage for a tow truck. My tow truck worries aren't wheels down, driveshafts, yadda yadda. Mine is the cosmetics of an axis facia being lower than hook up points.

If you have a real and not a fleeting concern, I'd suggest a front mount hitch. The nice purposely built unit I bought from etrailer was $109 shipped and bolts up in minutes.
It's a dandy place for a bike rack.
(I think gnach will be using his front mount for bikes.)

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Old 12-08-2019, 04:47 PM   #3
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Brand: Thor Motor Coach
Model: ACE 27.1
State: Florida
Posts: 4,817
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From your Owners Manual:

Do not exceed a maximum distance of 50
miles (80 kilometers) and maximum
speed of 35 mph (56 km/h) when towing
your vehicle from the front with the rear
wheels on the ground. If you must exceed
the maximum distance or speed, a
qualified technician must remove the
driveshaft. This prevents transmission
Emergency Towing
If your vehicle has a steering wheel
lock make sure the ignition is in the
accessory or on position when being
If your vehicle becomes inoperable
(without access to wheel dollies,
car-hauling trailer, or flatbed transport
vehicle), it can be flat-towed (all wheels
on the ground, regardless of the powertrain
and transmission configuration) under the
following conditions:
Your vehicle is facing forward for
towing in a forward direction.
Place the transmission in position N. If
you cannot move the transmission into
N, you may need to override it.
Maximum speed is 35 mph (56 km/h).
Maximum distance is 50 mi (80 km).
Ted & Melinda
2016 ACE 27.1
2016 Chevy Sonic Toad
2020 Chevy Colorado Z71 Trail Runner Alternate Toad
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Old 12-08-2019, 05:12 PM   #4
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Well that owners manual excerpt took the fun right of the threads the op had read.
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Old 12-08-2019, 05:27 PM   #5
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I was ready to guess that you'd need to drop the driveshaft...
At least I was hunting in the right brush patch!
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