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Posted: 05/30/22 05:07am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

IMO, what it actually boils down to is that it makes much more sense to have a CRV as a toad rather than a big F-150 4x4 crew cab, UNLESS you actually need that truck for a specific purpose along the way or at your destination.


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Neighbor towed a TT for many years, so he's no stranger to towing. In fact, he towed his TT with the F-150, so it was already in the stable when he bought the MH. The 4WD trucks are very easy to flat tow, just shift the transfer case to neutral. I emailed him the link to this thread, and I'm hoping he joins in the conversation here.

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I won't argue that an F150 pickup is probably a bit too much weight for this Motorhome to handle. However, I'm wondering if some of the setup here is the bigger issue:

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...he needed to install Rough Country coilovers in the front of the F-150 for a 2" lift to get the baseplate and associated stuff to fit OK...


THIS, sounds like it may be more of the issue. Lifting a truck 2" just to set it up to flat tow? That seems strange, and not something I've ever heard of anyone doing.

Could he use a drop bar with his tow bar to bring the tow bar down to the right height, instead of lifting entire truck up? I'd think that would make more sense, and would make for a much more stable towing setup.

Sounds to me like he wanted an excuse to lift his truck up, haha. Which I can definitely understand, nothing wrong with that (we may one day put a lift kit on our Jeep, too). However, between the lift and the weight/size of the F150...It probably just ain't the best choice for a towed vehicle with that Motorhome, and getting something like the CRV like he is talking about doing is probably the best choice.


Will and Cheryl
2021 Newmar Baystar 3014 on F53 (7.3 V8) Chassis ("Brook")
2018 Jeep Wrangler JK ("Wilbur")

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