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Ford CMax Hybrid as TOAD

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New member here.  Am considering purchase of 2018 Ford CMax Hybrid as dinghy behind a class C diesel.  Do any members have experience they wish to share with respect to this vehicle.  Any problems experienced?  Alternative is a 2014 Honda CRV LX.  Oddly, price is same.  Any recommendations?

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2 hours ago, wolfe10 said:

Dave40,

Welcome to the FMCA Forum.

What Class C diesel do you have? If an MB-based chassis, the CMax may exceed its GCWR.

Wolfe10, Thanks for input.  I am in market for Winnebago View 2016 or 2017.  Mercedes Benz diesel.  Sprinter chassis.  Rated for 5000 lbs TOAD, is it not?  The CMax vehicle curb weight is 3,550 lbs I believe, so within the rating.  Am new to motor homes, so let me know if I am missing something...

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IMPORTANT NUMBERS:

Trailer hitch rating

GCWR: Compared with actual coach weight plus actual toad weight. Many Class C's on MB chassis are at or over GVWR.

 

Certainly with a smaller diesel power Class C, WEIGHT is an important factor.

Less important if in the eastern half of the country.

VERY important if a lot of mountain grades are in your future!

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Brett.  Sorry, but I can think of a dozen + States in the Eastern half of the country, that has long & short grades, that's a problem in my Jeep! :D

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