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Old 06-24-2014, 07:01 AM   #1
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Towing w/ Precept

Anyone towing with their Precept? If you are, what are you towing and how does it preform? I've heard there are weight issues with the Precept.
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Old 06-25-2014, 01:21 PM   #2
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JoeMazz, i use a kar kaddy SS tow dolly on my 2014 Precept 31u and pull a 2011 Hyundai Elantra with no issues at all....
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Old 07-25-2014, 12:54 PM   #3
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We are having a Roadmaster base plate, Ready Brute w/brake system installed on our '13 Wrangler next week to pull behind our Precept 31 UL.
I'll update when we have a couple of miles on.
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Old 08-02-2014, 03:38 PM   #4
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Hey Joe. I don't know what towed you have, but the link below is from the wranglerforum.com Lots of experiences.

http://www.wranglerforum.com/f274/20...ad-401650.html
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Old 08-02-2014, 03:43 PM   #5
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We are towing a smart car. We don't even notice the tiny little car behind us.
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Old 10-30-2014, 05:42 PM   #6
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Anybody towed with Precept out West? Or anyplace mountainy???
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We towed our Smart Car behind our Precept throughout Arizona, New Mexico, and Colorado. It's a very light vehicle, only 2200 pounds so don't know how relevant it is to your situation. We had no problems using the braking system on the motorhome. Do you have a specific question?
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Old 10-31-2014, 10:39 AM   #8
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Just wanted to see if there are limitations to how much and how well the 31ul tows.
I know there isn't a lot of room for error with the 31's weight and axle ratings. The dealer will tell you it's got a 5k hitch, but that doesn't translate into what it can, or should tow.
So, like always, I ask the people who do it, not the one's that sell it.
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The Smart Car is so light we don't even notice it. Haven't seen any other Precepts on the road so would be curious to know what others are towing. I personally would like a slightly larger car but my husband wanted the Smart Car. Overall we really like our Precept but, since it's our first motorhome, have no other frame of reference. It handles really well up to 65 mph. We have the 31ul.
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Joe, here is some info that may help. Keep in mind the V-10 is used in many, many RV vehicles and tow vehicles that travel all over the US. We had the V-10 in our F-350 pulling a 37' 5er weighing gross at 21,500 average. Climbed all over the Rockies in CO without issue (the V-10 in the F350 was smaller than what we have in the 31UL).
Now we have the 31 UL and tow our Jeep. We haven't been to the mountains yet but have absolutely no concern about "getting over the top".
Here is a CAT scale ticket:
Steer----------------5460
Drive---------------12040
Trailer (Jeep)-------4220
Gross--------------21720
On board was Mary & our Tess (80# Golden), 3/4 full propane, 2/3 full fresh water, 7/8 full gas, 1/2-2/3 full fridge, 1/4 full closets and drawers, empty black and grey.
The drive axle would normally fall in around 11600# when we are travelling with maybe 10 gallons of fresh water on board. We had the fresh water on because we were headed to a dry camping weekend.
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