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I was thinking of buying something similar to a Ford Fusion, etc. to flat tow (around 3,500 lbs.) but I have a 2014 F150 4X4 supercab that I rarely drive anymore which would be great for towing. I’m just concerned about the weight of the truck, around 5,000+ lbs. and the performance of the V10 in the MH. I have a 2018 Challenger 37YT which weighs 24,000 lbs. I’m not concerned about gas mileage but would like to see what someone is getting towing similar weight. I’d also like to know how the MH handles the steeper grades, both up and down, as we’re planning a lot of west ward travel this summer. I’m also considering the truck because I could carry additional cargo in the bed such as a mobility scooter for my wife which weighs about 250 lbs. (the scooter, not the wife!) or an electric golf cart weighing about 550 lbs. I’ve ordered an RVI3 brake controller and adding the TPS system with it. I’m going to go with the Blue Ox tow bar and baseplate, just waiting until after I settle on what I’m going to tow. I’m going to weigh the truck and MH separately beforehand to get more exact weights loaded as they are right now.

Ok, as follow up, I weighed both the MH and truck fully loaded with fuel and the MH with everything we currently travel with. The MH came in at a surprisingly low 22,800 lbs. while the truck came in at a whopping 6,050 Lbs.! I was shocked the truck weighed that much as I was really figuring around 5,800 and that was being very liberal. I know 250 lbs. doesn’t seem like much but every pound adds up, as you all know. I was also surprised the MH came in below the 24,000 lb. GVWR as I figured, since it was loaded with all the clothes, chairs, BBQ grill, tools, etc. it would be well above the GVWR. So all told, I do have wiggle room to tow the truck with about 1,000 lbs. to play with. But, as is usually the case, things have changed a bit and I’ve decided to go with a different tow vehicle, looking at and probably getting a new Ford Focus. I’m going to add a baseplate to the truck in case we want to take it along sometimes but our primary toad will be the car. I like the room in the hatchback which will allow some cargo carrying capability but I really like the weight difference from the truck. That 6,000+ lb. weight just scared me, I don’t want to be at the upper limits while thousands of miles out in the middle of nowhere! The Focus is almost half the weight of the truck and I know will be a better option in the long haul….pun intended!

Thanks for all the input and I’ll finalize this when we get the final vehicle. If anyone has any input regarding the Focus as far as towing, please chime in. I’ve done a ton of reading/research on them and I’ve already SPECIFICALLY asked the selling dealer, and I plan to get it in writing as well as recorded, that you can flat tow these things with no issues. I know what the owners manuals say but I’ve read a few threads where owners had trannies go bad, explode, etc. even though Ford states they can be flat towed, then Ford doesn’t want to cover them under warranty without threatening a lawsuit or major haggling.

Ok, as follow up, I weighed both the MH and truck fully loaded with fuel and the MH with everything we currently travel with. The MH came in at a surprisingly low 22,800 lbs. while the truck came in at a whopping 6,050 Lbs.! I was shocked the truck weighed that much as I was really figuring around 5,800 and that was being very liberal. I know 250 lbs. doesn’t seem like much but every pound adds up, as you all know. I was also surprised the MH came in below the 24,000 lb. GVWR as I figured, since it was loaded with all the clothes, chairs, BBQ grill, tools, etc. it would be well above the GVWR. So all told, I do have wiggle room to tow the truck with about 1,000 lbs. to play with. But, as is usually the case, things have changed a bit and I’ve decided to go with a different tow vehicle, looking at and probably getting a new Ford Focus. I’m going to add a baseplate to the truck in case we want to take it along sometimes but our primary toad will be the car. I like the room in the hatchback which will allow some cargo carrying capability but I really like the weight difference from the truck. That 6,000+ lb. weight just scared me, I don’t want to be at the upper limits while thousands of miles out in the middle of nowhere! The Focus is almost half the weight of the truck and I know will be a better option in the long haul….pun intended!

Thanks for all the input and I’ll finalize this when we get the final vehicle. If anyone has any input regarding the Focus as far as towing, please chime in. I’ve done a ton of reading/research on them and I’ve already SPECIFICALLY asked the selling dealer, and I plan to get it in writing as well as recorded, that you can flat tow these things with no issues. I know what the owners manuals say but I’ve read a few threads where owners had trannies go bad, explode, etc. even though Ford states they can be flat towed, then Ford doesn’t want to cover them under warranty without threatening a lawsuit or major haggling.

I’ve been looking at a similar setup. Most times I’d be towing my single railed motorcycle trailer with my victory vision. I have just set up my GMC Canyon to tow behind my Hurricane 34j. It weighs around 4500 (approx) and I was considering loading my vision on the truck and taking them both. I need to weigh everything so I will know. I guess I wont know what she’ll do until I do weigh it and do it.