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So, what is the typical towing capacity for Ford with V-10 for year 2000-2005 and about 30 ft? Trying to decide if it can safely tow a minivan on dolly trailer.

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When I was looking for an MH to pull my race car I found that most of the C's I looked at with the V10 had a 3500 with a few having a 5000 tow rating. Nearly every class A with a V10 had a 5000 rating with a few with 7500. I think I even read about one with a 10,000. Since you are towing a MV make sure you get something with a 5000 lb tow capacity to make sure you have some wiggle room.

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We have 2004 Ford Freestar, curb weight is 4275!!!!

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Though it can be done (probably damage the MH), recommend not towing that dinghy with a Class C. When researching MH purchase in 2000 & 2001 I found the same weight information about towing as stated by goodcruisin above. We purchased a Class A MH with 5000 lb towing capacity.


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Many class C's in that range of years were limited to a max towing of 3,500 lbs due to hitch/frame limitations.

There are many other factors (E350 or 450 based chassis, installed options etc. etc. etc.

if after a through research and the drive train has the capacity but limit of the Hitch rear extension frame work. You could beef up the hitch and frame for the drive train maximum capacity.

My 2006 does have a factory max. of 5,000 lbs which was a deciding factor in the 06 for us.


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It will also be limited by the receiver installed by the manufacturer. We had an 01 that had a 3500# limit.


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Tow limit is actually 20,000-loaded weight. So at the very least, you would have 5500 pounds of capacity, maybe more if not running at GVWR. However, you may be receiver limited.


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carringb wrote:

Tow limit is actually 20,000-loaded weight. So at the very least, you would have 5500 pounds of capacity, maybe more if not running at GVWR. However, you may be receiver limited.


Correct (almost), assuming the vehicle was modified per Ford's QVM Q-18 where the proper way to modify a Ford E-350/450 is defined. Ford maintains that if Q-18 is followed properly, the vehicle's ratings (GVWR and GCWR) do not change.

The minor correction to the above is that the E-450 for those years has a GVWR of 14,050 and GCWR of 20,000, so, assuming an appropriate hitch receiver and appropriate vehicle modifier, the minimum amount of towing capacity is 5, 950 lbs. and the maximum allowed is 10,000 lbs (which is unlikely to be reached with an E-450).

For any questions on this, contact Ford directly. I have talked with them myself before, and they are very willing to help. See the phone number below, in my signature.

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Our '02 E-350 with '03 24' class has a GVWR of 11,500 and GCWR 18,500. So I can tow 7,000 lbs.
I have towed almost 5000 lbs. very nicely.

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After determining GCWR (Gross Combined Weight Rating) is good......

You may find an E350 or E450 chassis could handle it, but only if the hitch was rated for 5000 pounds, and it is bolted up to the original Ford chassis frame. When RV manufacturers extend the chassis frame to make a longer motor home, that framing is most often lesser than the FORD OEM specs.

Don't assume when looking at a U-Haul truck on an E450 chassis, towing a heavy vehicle, "If they can tow a heavy vehicle, I could too".


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