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SkySki 04-18-2013 2:42 PM

Towing with Class C RV?
I have been thinking about buying a class C RV for a while. I have two problems.

One, I would have to pay for storage. I did that with my last boat and hated it.

Second, I am worried I would get stuck on a slippery launch ramp. Anyone have any experience with an RV towing your boat? I am thinking class C 26-32 feet long with the V10 and a slide (two if I can find it).

Also posted this on mbboatowners.com

Live_In_405 04-18-2013 2:47 PM

we have a class C Tioga, 26' i believe. We don't usually drop the boat with it cause we bring a truck, but the times we have, we have never experienced problems. Granted they ramps were nothing extreme

tyler97217 04-18-2013 9:49 PM

There are very few class c motorhomes that are rated to tow a boat. Most have a 3500 LB hitch on them and it exceeds the gcvwr of the chassis with a boat hooked up. Make sure you do your homework before buying. Don't listen to the sales guys. Most class A gassers will get it done. I would not worry about the ramps if you are a skilled driver and backer. It will pull it out fine and most ramps have room to get it done.

SkySki 04-18-2013 9:58 PM

Good info on that. I will keep that in mind. Hadn't thought of that.

tyler97217 04-19-2013 7:36 AM

You can get a lot of Class A's in a similar price range. Benefits of the Class A are you will have the towing capacity and GCVWR to do it. You will have more living space in the living room of the coach. Most all have backup cameras to make it easier to back down at the ramp and keep an eye on your baby. The one thing that is better about the Class C in my opinion is you can sleep more people cause of the over head sleeping. You can get Class A's in the 28'-32' range pretty easily.
What is your budget? The other option is look at a Super C. Not a lot of them out there, but they will do the towing and many have a Duramax in them. Not sure where you are, but I have a buddy selling one in the Portland area and he is going to sell it at wholesale and it is nice....

tyler97217 04-19-2013 7:42 AM

Here is my buddy's Super C listing on craigslist.....

SkySki 04-19-2013 7:58 AM


Originally Posted by tyler97217 (Post 1817587)
Here is my buddy's Super C listing on craigslist.....

Diggs - your buddy's super c is sick, but out of my price range. I am looking at 10-30k max. Mostly looking for around 30k miles and newer than 2000 year. I want the class c so the kids can sleep up top. Ultimately I would like something with bunks for them, but that is nearly impossible.

I am not worried too much about towing the boat, except when it comes to the launch ramp. I was mainly looking for experienced rv guys that can give me a heads up on what to look forward to without having four wheel drive.

tyler97217 04-19-2013 8:30 AM

RV's weigh so much you will not spin the wheels on a ramp. I have launched at several ramps with a few different RV's and never even a slight issue. I might be a little nervous on a steep steep ramp, but would not be nervous about the RV pulling it up. More nervous about setting the parking brake when I launch the boat.
What you are nervous about is about the furthest thing back on the list. Start researching towing capacities. Even if the hitch says 5000lbs know your GVWR and your GCVWR and now what is safe to tow. Let me know if you have any questions. I looked for years at Class C motorhomes years back and it is not easy to find one that will safely and legally tow a boat. I still see people do it though. Things may have changed over the last few years, but I doubt it.

rexlex01 04-19-2013 9:27 AM

What engine is the most reliable and fuel efficient? What brand to get? Met a couple at a koa and he said the older models built in Canada were the best made for those on a budget.

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