towing with a winebago

Submitted: Sunday, Jan 25, 2009 at 00:09
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having just returned from travelling over east over xmas i noticed alot of winebago type vans,many towing small 4wd vehicles.what is the go there as some were on trailers and others on a type of frame.do these motor homes need to be rear wheel drive to safely tow? regards Phil
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Reply By: DIO - Sunday, Jan 25, 2009 at 09:42

Sunday, Jan 25, 2009 at 09:42
Probasbly just a 'matter of choice'.
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Reply By: Member - Graham H (QLD) - Sunday, Jan 25, 2009 at 10:10

Sunday, Jan 25, 2009 at 10:10
Lots of Commodores tow vans and they are FWD now.
All to do with weight distribution.
Most motor homes except for some small ones woud be RWD as are mostly built on truck chassis






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Follow Up By: Saharaman (aka Geepeem) - Sunday, Jan 25, 2009 at 10:19

Sunday, Jan 25, 2009 at 10:19
Since when have Commodores been FWD.
Thats news to me...
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Follow Up By: Member - Graham H (QLD) - Sunday, Jan 25, 2009 at 12:48

Sunday, Jan 25, 2009 at 12:48
Having a brain fade

Meant Camry's



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Reply By: Zukscooter - Sunday, Jan 25, 2009 at 10:17

Sunday, Jan 25, 2009 at 10:17
G'day Phil,we used to tow (when we had the m/home) a little zuk x90 behind ours a rear wheel drive transit. The zuk was auto locking hubs & had to be towed (trailer being a Gypsy type) rear end on the trailer not to damage running gear.It was only 6mtr m/home & could tow upto 2.5t.I am not sure though what weight they can tow with the front wheel drive Fiat & the like.So maybe do a bit of research with relevent model vehicles to what you can or cannot tow.Yes some are A frames which can be a lot better to tow with also as you eliminate the tailer weight .


Cheers Bob.
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Reply By: Neil & Pauline - Monday, Jan 26, 2009 at 13:30

Monday, Jan 26, 2009 at 13:30
We flat tow a Suzuki Grand Vitara behind a Winnebago. The Vitara is all wheel drive but all wheels have free wheeling hubs. Our Winnebago is a 9 metre "A" class ( bus body) and only has 1800kg towing capacity. This limited what and how we could tow. Looking around I reckon having a trailer made some difficulties in a lot of parks but then flat towing is not ideal either. Don't clock up any Klms when towing the Virara. All personal swings and roundabouts.
Bottom line is that some cars can be flat towed, some need 1 axle on a dolly and oters are no go at all.
Suzuki are the only ones I found that are actually designed to flat tow which I expect is a better option.


Neil
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