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Old 09-25-2017, 02:57 PM   #1
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Default Motorhome recommendations

looking for input/suggestions need to know what to look for in a motorhome to pull a 28ft enclosed race trailer and 3200lb door car/ tools atv what have you. Mostly looking at diesels, i would consider a gas but for the time being, whats your opinion on cat vs cummins how much hp should we look for i'm noticing alot of tow ratings around 5000lbs which i definitly don't believe is enough. any help would be appreciated.
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Old 09-28-2017, 01:28 PM   #2
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I can't speak to the diesels but we had a Class C with a V10 that we towed an open trailer and car with for some time. Having the RV at the track was definitely nice but the gas V10 was horrible. I would never do that again and there is no way I would consider it with an enclosed trailer. Even with a light open trailer and car the MPG was horrendous and it had virtually zero power. What a nightmare.

Yes, many are rated for 5K so you'll need to look for one rated at 10K. I know a lot of folks have the 5K and modify/reinforce the frames but I have still heard horror stories about RV doors not opening, panels not lining up, etc. from excessive frame shifting over the years.

Just look for a diesel pusher in your price range and be done with it. Don't mess around with gas or a Class C. I don't think either will fit your needs.

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Old 09-29-2017, 12:07 PM   #3
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looking for input/suggestions need to know what to look for in a motorhome to pull a 28ft enclosed race trailer and 3200lb door car/ tools atv what have you. Mostly looking at diesels, i would consider a gas but for the time being, whats your opinion on cat vs cummins how much hp should we look for i'm noticing alot of tow ratings around 5000lbs which i definitly don't believe is enough. any help would be appreciated.
How much do you want to spend is the question. Don't waste your money on anything gas. Make sure the diesel is at least and no less than 450hp. I've had at least 10 motorhome's since 1988 and I have hora storied about a lot of them. If you are looking for a nice comfortable rv go with at leach 30 ft or longer diesel pusher. The Haulmark is a great puller if you get a 500hp one, and will tow all your weight. For a trailer your size and its just like my trailer I now pull with a tandum rear wheel 43ft rv because of the weight. DX3 is also a good one for the weight but a little slow because of the horse power. Any thing less you will need to buy the dolly system for 3k or your trailer will pull the *** end of the rv apart. I see this a lot.
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