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Old 10-09-2016, 07:00 AM   #1
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Flat Towing

I have a 2015 Jayco Greyhawk and wanting a flat tow vehicle I have a 2016 Dodge Ram Crew cab would it be to big/ heavy to tow with my class C?
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Old 10-09-2016, 07:52 AM   #2
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Somewhere inside your Greyhawk is a rating sheet. Probably stuck to the inside of a kitchen cabinet door, or bathroom cabinet door. It has weight values on it. The "dry" weight, or unladen weight of your Greyhawk, plus the people and all the things you put inside it, including all water and holding tank weight (calculated at about 9 lbs per gallon), cannot exceed the GVWR figure. There is likely also a GCWR figure. Subtract the GVWR from GCWR, and that is the max weight you can tow. There is a sticker inside the door jamb of your Dodge with a vehicle weight. That, plus anything you plan to carry in the pickup, is the number to compare to the max tow weight. If the truck is too heavy, I'd suggest something lighter to tow.
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Old 10-09-2016, 08:27 PM   #3
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In a single word yes, the biggest factor is braking ability. As a practicle matter if your tow vehicle outbweights your toad by a thousand pounds the toad is not going to push your around, also if flat towing there is no weight penalty and even if you dolly tow you are looking at less than 150 pounds.
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Old 11-21-2016, 01:25 PM   #4
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We are towing our 2010 Ford Taurus with a Blue ox setup. No problems with our 2015 Greyhawk 29ME.

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The 2015's are rated to tow 7,500. As was mentioned supplemental braking is absolutely necessary.
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Yes we have the Patriot Braking system.

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Old 12-13-2016, 07:00 PM   #7
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Thanks for the info we ended up getting a 2012 Honda CRV ! We are now researching supplemental braking do we need it? Hitch place said we didn't need it ! Thanks for any info ! Going to hit the road right after Christmas !
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Thanks for the info we ended up getting a 2012 Honda CRV ! We are now researching supplemental braking do we need it? Hitch place said we didn't need it ! Thanks for any info ! Going to hit the road right after Christmas !
We have had many different towed's over the year and wouldn't think about being with a supplemental braking system.
It is illegal in some states not to have one and if the worst case should ever happen the prosecuting party would make a point of the fact that one was not used.
We also have the Blue Ox Patriot Braking system also and it's just a matter of placing it in on the floor of the towed when towing.
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Old 12-13-2016, 09:07 PM   #9
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Thanks for the info we ended up getting a 2012 Honda CRV ! We are now researching supplemental braking do we need it? Hitch place said we didn't need it ! Thanks for any info ! Going to hit the road right after Christmas !
You absolutely need one. I believe most states require one. 99% of the time you won't need it but it's that 1% of the time you'll be glad you did. We have the RVi Brake and are very happy with it. It's a much smaller more modern version of the Brake buddy and patriot solution.
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Here's the one I use with my 2015 Frontier King Cab. Using a Blue Ox base plate.

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