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RE: Possible to have a 3500 Dually Truck as a TOAD vehicle?

Just to make sure I know what I'm looking for, can we take a look at this Winnebago Vectra 40QD Class A Motorhome as an example? Fuel Type: DIESEL Engine Type: 350HP 8.3L CUMMINS Chassis: FREIGHTLINER Transmission: ALLISON 3000 MH 6-SPEED GCWR: 42,000 LBS GVWR: 32,000 LBS GAWR: 12,000 LBS FRONT, 20,000 LBS REAR Hitch: 10,000 LBS DRAWBAR, 500 LBS VERTICAL TONGUE WEIGHT My Dinghy: 2007 Dodge Ram 3500 QC LB DRW Base Weight: 7,608 LBS Motorcycle (chocked and strapped in truck bed) Dry Weight: 370 LBS Total Dinghy Weight: 7,978 LBS (I assume dry) Let's add 300 lbs for tools, towing gear, 35 gallons of diesel in the truck, and 3 gallons of gas in the bike. So round up my dinghy weight to 8,300 LBS As an example, would this Winnebago do the job?
scottkeen 12/25/18 12:27pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Possible to have a 3500 Dually Truck as a TOAD vehicle?

Yep, I posted a couple of screenshots from my 2007 Dodge Ram user manual a couple posts above, which says the truck can be flat towed (4 down) as long as it's the 4WD model by putting the transfer case into Neutral. I have the 4WD truck with the electronic transfer case, so it's just a few steps to put the transfer case into Neutral to flat tow it. The user manual has a section specifically for "towing behind a motorhome" :B Also looked up the MotorHome Magazine 2007 Dinghy Towing Guide and it says Dodge Ram 4WD pickup trucks can be flat towed. All good news to me! As I mentioned, I currently have a 5th wheel toy hauler RV that I tow with my truck now, but down the road maybe before my 5th wheel turns 10 years old, I'm thinking maybe I'll switch to a non-toyhauler motorhome RV and flat tow my truck and bike. So this is just an exploratory question, and I learned a lot thanks to everyone. Thank you all!
scottkeen 12/25/18 10:31am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Possible to have a 3500 Dually Truck as a TOAD vehicle?

Look like my truck is good to go for flat towing! Glad I got the 4WD model. Cannot flat tow the 2WD model. From the user manual: http://scottkeen.s3.amazonaws.com/public/dodge-ram/dodge-ram-flat-tow-recreational-towing.JPG width=640 http://scottkeen.s3.amazonaws.com/public/dodge-ram/dodge-ram-flat-tow-neutral.JPG width=640
scottkeen 12/25/18 07:27am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Possible to have a 3500 Dually Truck as a TOAD vehicle?

- the weight rating of your tow bar I'm new to towing a vehicle (but not new to towing my RV trailer). Does a "tow bar" mean I would be flat-towing the truck instead of having the truck up on a trailer? Is there a way to know if my truck can be flat-towed? There's a "Neutral" button on the 2WD/4WD selector.
scottkeen 12/24/18 09:25pm Class A Motorhomes
Possible to have a 3500 Dually Truck as a TOAD vehicle?

I'm just exploring possibilities. I have a Dodge Ram 3500 dually 4WD pickup truck which I use to tow my 5th wheel trailer toy hauler. Somewhere down the road I'd maybe like to trade my 5th wheel in and get a Class A motorhome. But I love my Ram 3500 and it's my daily driver. So if I go the route of a Class A, can I flat-tow, trailer, dolly my Ram 3500? It weighs about 7,500 lbs and measures 22 ft nose to tail. Here's a twist. I also love my motorcycle and my 5th wheel is a toy hauler. If I go the motorhome route, I don't want to give up space for a toy hauler garage again, so I was thinking I'd like to put the motorcycle in the bed of the truck as the truck is towed. The bike weighs 400 lbs. So we're talking a combined weight of 7,900 lbs for a TOAD. Plus any trailer or dolly if that's what I would need. Is this possible with a motorhome? What am I looking for in a motorhome that can do this? I'm guessing it will need to be a diesel for starters.
scottkeen 12/24/18 09:10pm Class A Motorhomes
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