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wvabeer

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Posted: 03/03/19 05:29am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I have been thinking I already have a perfectly good truck I could put my scooters in it and go. Has anyone had problems with a setup like this? Speed is no problem I drive slow anyway?


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According to the dinghy guide, that model year can be towed 4 down. It's heavy though so as long as your hitch can handle it and you don't exceed your MH towing capacity, sounds like it's ok.


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I tow a 2015 F-150 -- working on 4 yrs now with no issues. I carry a Harley in teh back and kayaks on a ladder rack and bicycles


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We towed a 2014 for four years, with a motorcycle in the back at times. Works great. Loading and unloading in the campground areas can be a challenge when there's not a convenient ditch to back the truck into.


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wvabeer wrote:

I have been thinking I already have a perfectly good truck I could put my scooters in it and go. Has anyone had problems with a setup like this? Speed is no problem I drive slow anyway?

If your tranny is at least a series 3000, then your GCWR is probably sufficient and just as long as your hitch is rated accordingly and 5K lbs would be pushing it, without reinforcing, so a 10K would be much better.


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Same as others here, we tow a 16 dodge 1500 with a Harley in the back. No problems at all.

On a side note we did the "ditch" deal to load and unload one winter, and bought a Blue Ox loading system. Much less worry and no ditch needed!


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