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Old September 23rd, 2007, 09:03 PM   #1
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I am going to go look at a class C motor home this week. Just curious on how well this would tow a 7klb trailer. It is a 87 25' Jayco on a Ford chassis with a 460 in it. Also has about 95k miles on it. Just form pic it looks like it is in great shape and was stored indoors
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Old September 24th, 2007, 07:21 AM   #2
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My last motorhome was a 94, 22ft Jayco with the same engine. It probably has 4.10 gears in it.

Mine towed fine other than I had trans overheating problems in the mountains while going slow. Higher speeds were fine.

Figure on 6mpg towing the trailer, 8-9 empty.

If that is where your budget is at, go for it.
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I am going to go look at a class C motor home this week. Just curious on how well this would tow a 7klb trailer. It is a 87 25' Jayco on a Ford chassis with a 460 in it. Also has about 95k miles on it. Just form pic it looks like it is in great shape and was stored indoors
Thanks for any input.
I am a Jayco dealer and that MH was rated to tow 7500 pounds when new. You will be at the upper part of your towing capacity. As long as the drivetrain is still in good shape you should be ok. Just be smart and use weight distributing hitch equipment.
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Thanks for the info. Yeah I dont mind the mileage just want to make sure something like this could tow my car hauler with the Bronco on it at least 65 mph
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Old September 24th, 2007, 11:31 AM   #5
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I considered buying a class C when I was in the market a couple of years ago, but after doing some home work, I chose a class A. It just has some much more towing ability than a class C Do to a much higher GVWR.
I have the 460 in mine and get around 6-7mpg fully loaded, while towing around 7000 lbs. I would bet that there is some great deals right now.
good luck with the shopping.
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I would bet that there is some great deals right now.
good luck with the shopping.
You mean like this one!

http://www.greatlakes4x4.com/showthread.php?t=57551

Just filled it up and got 10.1 mpg towing a car hauler back from Colorado.
Gets 7-8 towing with Tracker on flatbed.
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Just filled it up and got 10.1 mpg towing a car hauler back from Colorado.
Gets 7-8 towing with Tracker on flatbed.
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Yeah but the interstates require that you drive more than 40 mph.
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I am a Jayco dealer and that MH was rated to tow 7500 pounds when new. You will be at the upper part of your towing capacity. As long as the drivetrain is still in good shape you should be ok. Just be smart and use weight distributing hitch equipment.
So is it rated at less then 7500 now that it isn't new?

How many days until it is rated at 0lbs and he will have to stop towing.
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So is it rated at less then 7500 now that it isn't new?
I was thinking the same thing ... crap, if this is the same principle I should use with my Dodge I wonder if I gained any towing capacity by putting in a "new" trans??
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