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|I have a 34ft. 1996 Fleetwood Bounder and I would like to purchase a tow vehicle. My question is, do I need an automatic or a stick shift vehicle? And do you know how big a vehicle it can pull without taxing the engine. The Bounder has a Ford 460. I would like something small, but I would like to know how small I need to get. Thank you!|
|I agree about checking with the manufacturer on the hitch capacity, but for almost any compact or subcompact, you should be fine. With a tow dolly (a small trailer the car's front wheels sit on) and a front wheel drive car, automatic or stick is fine. For a rear wheel drive and a dolly, or towing the car by attaching a hitch to it, a stick is much less trouble, you put it in neutral and go. Trying this with an automatic is asking for a fried transmission. Don't skimp on the brake connection to the toad and/or dolly.|
|A lot will depend on what hitch you have on the coach. I would guess that you could tow at least 5000 lbs with it. But first see if you can determine what hitch you have or what is available for your coach. A lot of times when motorhomes are built the manufacturer will extend the frame by just butt welding an extension to the existing frame and that isn't the strongest. You can tow either manual or automatic. Also a lot will depend if you are flat towing or using a tow dolley. When in doubt, contact the manufacturer of the vehicle.|
|HEY JOE, IF YOU USE TOW DOLLY, AND YOUR CAR IS FRONT WHEEL DRIVE, MAKE SURE FRONT WHEELS ARE OFF THE GROUND WHILE IN TOW////THIS WAY YOU'LL HAVE NO TRANS PROBS.|
IF IT'S A REAR WHEEL DRIVE,MAKE SURE REAR WHEELS ARE OFF THE GROUND.
ALL WHEEL DRIVE CARS MUST BE OFF THE GROUND COMPLETLEY.(FLATBED).
ENJOY YOUR MOVE!
|Thanks for the info, the used one that I'm looking at has a 4:10 and thev tow package. Dave|