RV Tow Rig

Page 1 of 2 1, 2  Next

View previous topic View next topic Go down

RV Tow Rig

Post  dfree383 on October 12th 2011, 2:27 am

Lets discuss using a RV as a tow rig.......

Whats the best set-up / Most Economical ?

What kind of mods need to be done?

Class A, C or ????

What models to look for?

dfree383
BBF CONTRIBUTOR
BBF CONTRIBUTOR

Posts: 10517
Join date: 2009-07-09
Location: Everywhere

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: RV Tow Rig

Post  dfree383 on October 12th 2011, 2:29 am

Looking to Tow a 24-26' enclosed with a dragster and full complement of spares and tools.

dfree383
BBF CONTRIBUTOR
BBF CONTRIBUTOR

Posts: 10517
Join date: 2009-07-09
Location: Everywhere

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: RV Tow Rig

Post  jasonf on October 12th 2011, 7:21 am

You must be bored and thinking of spending some of that cash you are making overseas.... Very Happy I just pull my trailer with my F350 so I can't offer much help here. I know Dan uses one of those trailer dolly things with his trailer and class C and he said it helps a lot. The biggest issue with an RV is the distance from the rear wheels to the back of the coach is a long distance limiting their towing capacity. Of course a lot of people just seem to do what ever and get away with it.hahaha

jasonf
BBF CONTRIBUTOR
BBF CONTRIBUTOR

Posts: 2236
Join date: 2009-07-14
Age: 44
Location: Lafayette, LA

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: RV Tow Rig

Post  KY JELLY on October 12th 2011, 7:35 am

I can fix you up with a nice class c Very Happy

KY JELLY

Posts: 1474
Join date: 2008-12-03

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: RV Tow Rig

Post  dfree383 on October 12th 2011, 7:45 am

What ya got Randy?

dfree383
BBF CONTRIBUTOR
BBF CONTRIBUTOR

Posts: 10517
Join date: 2009-07-09
Location: Everywhere

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: RV Tow Rig

Post  56Tbird on October 12th 2011, 7:47 am

Dave , the class A may work ok without a tow dolly. But the class C doesn't. I towed alot without one ,but the hitch finally broke off, it just happened that someone had added a 2" by 1/4" flat piece of metal on top. It was all that was holding the reciever on when I saw it. I've had it bounce the front wheels off the ground when it hit a bump just right. In the rain if your trailer brakes ever quit ,you couldn't stop it in 2 miles at 55mph. The front wheels will just slide. I don't like to tow at over 65mph even with the tow dolly.But I really like taking the MH if it's hot or cold out and if I'm going to be gone overnight.It only gets about 6mpg ,but the money you can on a hotel and food will help out.Happy RVing!! Ky has a nice one ! cheers

56Tbird
BBF CONTRIBUTOR
BBF CONTRIBUTOR

Posts: 5101
Join date: 2008-12-02
Age: 55
Location: Hawesville,Ky.

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: RV Tow Rig

Post  dfree383 on October 12th 2011, 7:51 am

I looked at a couple Class A's before I left for the sand box. Seems you can pick a pretty dam nice Late 90's or very early 2000's for real cheap compaired to new. I also saw a few older Diesel Pushers that where priced decent. But I'm just not sure what to get. I plan on using it as a home on my 2 week rotations and would like to do some Around the country racing.

dfree383
BBF CONTRIBUTOR
BBF CONTRIBUTOR

Posts: 10517
Join date: 2009-07-09
Location: Everywhere

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: RV Tow Rig

Post  dfree383 on October 12th 2011, 7:52 am

dp.... Saudi Internet sucks......

dfree383
BBF CONTRIBUTOR
BBF CONTRIBUTOR

Posts: 10517
Join date: 2009-07-09
Location: Everywhere

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: RV Tow Rig

Post  56Tbird on October 12th 2011, 8:09 am

I'd go Class A if I could. They're cheaper for what your getting when buying used.If your pulling much distance I think you'd be better off with the larger chassis..JMO

56Tbird
BBF CONTRIBUTOR
BBF CONTRIBUTOR

Posts: 5101
Join date: 2008-12-02
Age: 55
Location: Hawesville,Ky.

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: RV Tow Rig

Post  dfree383 on October 12th 2011, 8:33 am

Yea, I'd have to agree with the Class A statment. Just got to see whats out there when I'm ready to buy.

dfree383
BBF CONTRIBUTOR
BBF CONTRIBUTOR

Posts: 10517
Join date: 2009-07-09
Location: Everywhere

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: RV Tow Rig

Post  Curt on October 12th 2011, 8:42 am

I would recommend a trailer toad or similar on anything less that a well built diesel pusher, and then still sometimes. In the older models, the Ford F53 chassis is definitely the way to go. (not saying you would buy anything with the Chevy motor.) The gas burners do an okay job. My old Damon with a 460 had a 533 gear, so it had plenty of grunt, and got around 9 MPG empty and 5.5 MPG towing. My current MH gets around 7.5 MPG towing, but will pull the house off the foundation.

Again, figure the cost of the trailer toad as part of the cost. You'll be happy you did.

Curt

Posts: 2164
Join date: 2009-02-08
Age: 52
Location: Henrietta, Texas but mostly on the road

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: RV Tow Rig

Post  KY JELLY on October 12th 2011, 10:03 am

I got a 1995 29' ford gulfstream 460 , almost 11,000 miles about 100 hrs on the 4500 watt generator. It has master bedroom, shower, separate toilet that is not in the shower lol , bathroom sink , 4 burner stove, oven, tv, vcr kitchen table/bed sink, couch / bed. automatic leveling jacks , new tires less than 600 miles I will take $15,000.

KY JELLY

Posts: 1474
Join date: 2008-12-03

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: RV Tow Rig

Post  Curt on October 12th 2011, 10:47 am

KY JELLY wrote:separate toilet that is not in the shower lol


Then how do you keep it clean???????????????????????????

Curt

Posts: 2164
Join date: 2009-02-08
Age: 52
Location: Henrietta, Texas but mostly on the road

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: RV Tow Rig

Post  KY JELLY on October 12th 2011, 11:01 am

Curt wrote:
KY JELLY wrote:separate toilet that is not in the shower lol


Then how do you keep it clean???????????????????????????

green oil and methanol Smile I would have figured Lem would have already told you methanol will keep your rv shitta from getting dirty

KY JELLY

Posts: 1474
Join date: 2008-12-03

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: RV Tow Rig

Post  D. Sea on October 12th 2011, 11:10 am

I have a 1992 model Ford E350 RV - 27 footer Class C with a 460 and I'm not sure what gear. It shows it's age on the outside but is like new on the inside along with the running gear and just now clicked 40,000 miles (Just some FYI). Plus we got it DIRT cheap after some negotiating due to the tires and A/C. So I got some new E-Load range tires and charged the A/C system... GOOD AS NEW!

Took it to Myrtle Beach SC this summer (Without trailer).

Anyway, I got Bill to weld in a bunch of metal and supports on the rear frame as well as the hitch. Last year I pulled Blake's 24 foot enclosed trailer to BG with a standard hitch. The RV had no problem with pulling but the trailer liked to sway back and forth a bit. Soon after I purchased Keith's 28 foot enclosed along with the load distribution hitch and anti-sway bar. It pulls MUCH better with the larger hitch and anti-sway bar. Eliminated 95% of the swaying and going up big hills I have to go down a gear but other than that it pulls GREAT! I'd still like to get a trailer toad like what Dan uses.

We would prefer a Class A and have discussed getting one but we just can't swing it at this time so we will wait until next year and explore options again.

p.s. Randy and Beccas RV is NICE!!! If I could sale mine today I'd buy there's the very next day!

Just my 2+ cents What a Face




D. Sea

Posts: 2387
Join date: 2008-12-02
Age: 45
Location: Kentucky

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Page 1 of 2 1, 2  Next

View previous topic View next topic Back to top


Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum