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I have a 2018 Minnie Winnie 33 foot with a V10 I want to tow my jeep wangler 5000LBs from NC to Kentucky the mountain in Ashville is steep will my rig towed this ok or you think over heating will be a problem.

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Shouldn't be an issue, but what's the tow rating on the moho? Or more specifically, what gears does it have?

The drivetrain will have no issues other than being slow up big grades IF it's geared for towing. Buddy pulls a Wrangler, 24' enclosed or a wakeboat all over with an old V10 class A, 4 speed, 4.88s.
70-75mph down the highway. 7klb boat knocks him down to about 45mph up 4-5% grades, Jeep only slows him down a little.


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NC4ME wrote:

I have a 2018 Minnie Winnie 33 foot with a V10 I want to tow my jeep wangler 5000LBs from NC to Kentucky the mountain in Ashville is steep will my rig towed this ok or you think over heating will be a problem.


Should make it. Don't expect to fly over the uphill grades, and make sure your service brakes in both vehicles are in good shape, or the downhill grades will not be enjoyable, either. Also, forget fuel economy, your RPMs to create the power for the uphill stretches, will eat it up pretty quickly. A healthy engine and cooling system should warm up, but not overheat.
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Been over Black Mountain several times towing. You will be fine

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The Ford E450 V10 is very capable of towing your Jeep Wrangler, it is a beast. I have the 02 Minnie and your 2018 should even have more capabilities. Personally I never towed, did not need it since my 30 foot unit is small enough. My Minnie is still going strong after all these years, congratulations on your Winnebago.

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I have dingy towed on rather flat roads but never done a mountain one. I know gas milage will be a big gulp, it just the over heating I was worried about. I hope it does ok. Never had a problem with it so far. Thanks all for the help.

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NC4ME,

This may sound counter intuitive, but if you see the heat rising and are nervous about it, downshift!

OK, what is this hair brained engineer try to do to you?

Get you over the hill is what. By downshifting you lower the demand for BMEP from the engine. (You make the same horsepower spinning the crankshaft faster.) This also means you will be pumping oil and charge air faster, as well as spinning the fan and the water pump faster. All of those are in your favor.

Enjoy the journey.

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Matt_Colie wrote:

NC4ME,

This may sound counter intuitive, but if you see the heat rising and are nervous about it, downshift!

OK, what is this hair brained engineer try to do to you?

Get you over the hill is what. By downshifting you lower the demand for BMEP from the engine. (You make the same horsepower spinning the crankshaft faster.) This also means you will be pumping oil and charge air faster, as well as spinning the fan and the water pump faster. All of those are in your favor.

Enjoy the journey.

Matt


There is no "charge air" in a naturally-aspirated engine.

Aside from that, the advice is solid.


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Would it be appropriate at this time to mention going DOWN the other side, and the need for an auxiliary brake system in the Jeep?


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larry cad wrote:

Would it be appropriate at this time to mention going DOWN the other side, and the need for an auxiliary brake system in the Jeep?


That’s a very good thought. I use my Tow Haul mode all the time, it saves my brakes.

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