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Old 08-23-2019, 02:53 PM   #1
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Flat tow question

Looking at a 2017 view 24v and wondering if it would flat tow a 2005 gmc safari? I know I will need a transmission pump. So was wondering if anyone has done this.
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Old 08-23-2019, 03:31 PM   #2
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Most Winnebagos, Class A and C, have maximum towing limits of 5,000 pounds. Some are even less. You can check the sticker by your driving position for the limit on yours. Doubt the Safari is under that. If you violate the limits if in an accident insurance carriers could use that as an excuse not to pay for your loss.

Depends on your risk tolerance, and ability to afford a loss that insurance did not cover.
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Old 08-24-2019, 08:58 AM   #3
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Beyond the listed tow weight possible remember that it is not all about staying legal. The heavier the towed vehicle the more problems you can have in a small rig like the View. Look for something like a Honda Fit, as light as you can fit in and be comfortable. Today you will often be looking at a manual transmission model but there are still a few towable auto transmissions. Going downhill the heavier thing behind you pushing gets harder to stop as grade increases, dramatically. In emergency stops you just don't want that much weight behind a little class C rig. Now if you are driving a great big diesel pusher - well, you can tow a really big vehicle behind but that's because you have air brakes and a really heavy RV pulling the vehicle behind. BTW, check the REMCO site for baseplate fit and tow recommendations as well as the owners manual. The normal listings we used in the old days are very limited now because manufacturers want to limit warranty claims for new vehicles and because CVT transmissions are in almost everything today.
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Old 08-24-2019, 06:35 PM   #4
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We tow a 2012 CRV AWD with our 2017 View. Very easy to do if set up correctly. My wife couldn't do a smaller Honda Fit she wanted to feel safe in the Toad.
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Old 08-24-2019, 09:25 PM   #5
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We towed an '09 Honda Fit until last year when I finally retired it after so many miles of driving and towing, thing went everywhere. Four sets of tires etc. I think we decided it had enough miles on it to earn retirement.

Just finished setting up the '18 Subaru Forester manual for flat tow, got it all done and hooked up for a short test run and good grief batman, the flippin lights that I tested two days before as perfect did not work. Would you believe the stupid white ground wire was pushed out of the RV 7 pin, yeah. And...WGO is in production shutdown this week and next week. The short jumper is made up by WGO so regardless of the $133 estimate to make one plus shipping it would be about 3 to 4 weeks to get one. We leave here for a long trip after the holiday.

Etrailer to the rescue - they have a replacement Pollak with a jumper to the plug instead of the OEM with connector plug in the rear as part of the 7 pin. I will just butt splice the ground wire into that new short harness and get on the road. I love RV stuff
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