Originally Posted by Bob Miller
As you will see, the topic of towing limits is a hot button topic hereabouts, with all kinds of concerns, including safety, vehicle warranty and liability issues being discussed.
As I have never heard of a motorcycle owner wanting to tow an FGRV, I haven't researched that possibility but, with the advent of the "Little Guy", it sounds like that topic might be right around the corner.....
In my well known opinion; No matter how many peeps do the wrong thing successfully, it doesn't get any closer to being the right thing to do..
I hear ya...my major concern has been whether the Ford could tow anything since it is NOT rated for towing being a 4 cyl and all. I've even had the truck into a transmission shop to have them assess whether I need an auxiliary tranny cooler. After a careful assessment by the transmission shop, taking into consideration, the GCVW, the tongue weight
, the weight
of the gear, the decision was no need. We keep the weight
down as much as possible, NOTHING in the Pod except our bedding, all of the gear goes in the Ford with the "heavier" items forward of the rear axle
...the heaviest thing we have is the 10x10 screen room, approx. 30 lbs. No worries on the warranty, that expired a LONG time ago!
We are travelling for 3 weeks with minimal gear and clothing, minimal food stuff - we plan to eat out while we're in Yellowstone for convenience and to keep "bear tempting" smells to a minimum. We've done 3 "dry run" trips so far, a 4 hour trip to the Blue Ridge, a 5 hr trip to Charleston and a relatively local trip. Everything has gone smoothly. Had the Ford into the shop last week to have a full diagnostic, belts, hoses, radiator flush & fill, oil change, four new tires
etc. Everything is good to go.