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Alto Flyfisher

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We have just purchased a 2014 Itasca Navion IQ and are in the market for a dinghy. We are interested in the Jeep Wrangler but are wondering if it will be too stressful for the Navion. GVWR for the Navion is 11,030 and GCWR is 15,250 which leaves 4200 pounds for the dinghy. The two door Wranglers are about 3800 pounds. Have any Itasca or Winnebago View owners towed the Wrnagler?. Woudl appreciate any comments.


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Here is a link to the View/Navion discussion on toads on Yahoo: Towing. Lots of other good info on that forum.


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I don't have a Navion, but I do have a Jeep Wrangler - they tow very easily. A lot of people also tow them behind truck campers.

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Alto Flyfisher wrote:

... GVWR for the Navion is 11,030 and GCWR is 15,250 which leaves 4200 pounds for the dinghy...


No, that leaves 4200 for everything. Dingy, tow bar, driver, passenger, water, propane, clothes, etc. But I've seen it done.


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eric1514 wrote:

Alto Flyfisher wrote:

... GVWR for the Navion is 11,030 and GCWR is 15,250 which leaves 4200 pounds for the dinghy...


No, that leaves 4200 for everything. Dingy, tow bar, driver, passenger, water, propane, clothes, etc. But I've seen it done.


Yes but the dry weight for the Navion is probably less.


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eric1514 wrote:

Alto Flyfisher wrote:

... GVWR for the Navion is 11,030 and GCWR is 15,250 which leaves 4200 pounds for the dinghy...


No, that leaves 4200 for everything. Dingy, tow bar, driver, passenger, water, propane, clothes, etc. But I've seen it done.


yes assuming you haven't exceeded your 11,030# GVWR with driver, passengers, water,propane,clothes,tongue weight, etc. that leaves 4,220# for your dinghy, tow bar and everything else in, or on, your dinghy.


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Mich F wrote:

eric1514 wrote:

Alto Flyfisher wrote:

... GVWR for the Navion is 11,030 and GCWR is 15,250 which leaves 4200 pounds for the dinghy...


No, that leaves 4200 for everything. Dingy, tow bar, driver, passenger, water, propane, clothes, etc. But I've seen it done.


yes assuming you haven't exceeded your 11,030# GVWR with driver, passengers, water,propane,clothes,tongue weight, etc. that leaves 4,220# for your dinghy, tow bar and everything else in, or on, your dinghy.


Pardon me but "tongue weight" for flat towing? Not really.

The early Sprinters from Winnie had very little capacity and we rejected them for that reason. For two I think the current gap between dry and GVWR is much more reasonable.

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dleslie125 wrote:

Mich F wrote:

eric1514 wrote:

Alto Flyfisher wrote:

... GVWR for the Navion is 11,030 and GCWR is 15,250 which leaves 4200 pounds for the dinghy...


No, that leaves 4200 for everything. Dingy, tow bar, driver, passenger, water, propane, clothes, etc. But I've seen it done.


yes assuming you haven't exceeded your 11,030# GVWR with driver, passengers, water,propane,clothes,tongue weight, etc. that leaves 4,220# for your dinghy, tow bar and everything else in, or on, your dinghy.


Pardon me but "tongue weight" for flat towing? Not really.

Don


I included "tongue weight" as minimal as it is, only because someone else would have come along to tell me I hadn't included "tongue weight". [emoticon]

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Mich F wrote:

dleslie125 wrote:

Mich F wrote:

eric1514 wrote:

Alto Flyfisher wrote:

... GVWR for the Navion is 11,030 and GCWR is 15,250 which leaves 4200 pounds for the dinghy...


No, that leaves 4200 for everything. Dingy, tow bar, driver, passenger, water, propane, clothes, etc. But I've seen it done.


yes assuming you haven't exceeded your 11,030# GVWR with driver, passengers, water,propane,clothes,tongue weight, etc. that leaves 4,220# for your dinghy, tow bar and everything else in, or on, your dinghy.


Pardon me but "tongue weight" for flat towing? Not really.

Don




I included "tongue weight" as minimal as it is, only because someone else would have come along to tell me I hadn't included "tongue weight". [emoticon]


Well, ZERO is a number. [emoticon]

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dleslie125 wrote:

Mich F wrote:

dleslie125 wrote:

Mich F wrote:

eric1514 wrote:

Alto Flyfisher wrote:

... GVWR for the Navion is 11,030 and GCWR is 15,250 which leaves 4200 pounds for the dinghy...


No, that leaves 4200 for everything. Dingy, tow bar, driver, passenger, water, propane, clothes, etc. But I've seen it done.


yes assuming you haven't exceeded your 11,030# GVWR with driver, passengers, water,propane,clothes,tongue weight, etc. that leaves 4,220# for your dinghy, tow bar and everything else in, or on, your dinghy.


Pardon me but "tongue weight" for flat towing? Not really.


Don




I included "tongue weight" as minimal as it is, only because someone else would have come along to tell me I hadn't included "tongue weight". [emoticon]


Well, ZERO is a number. [emoticon]


Well if you are going to be the weight police you better count on accounting for the weight of the hitch setup for flat towing as well as any additional accessories for flat towing. I guarantee the hitch setup for towing the Jeep is indeed greater than ZERO POUNDS. [emoticon]


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