Motorhome for towing

The friendliest place on the web for anyone with an RV or an interest in RVing!
If you have answers, please help by responding to the unanswered posts.


New member
Feb 4, 2007
I am looking for a small (28 foot or less) motorhome that will be able to tow a 5000lb boat.  Realistically the boat/trailer/gear will weigh closer to 7000 lbs.  Most of the motorhomes only come with a 5000 lb hitch, and looking at the GVWR and GCWR the numbers are generally 14,000 and 20,000.  Do you have any recommendations or thoughts, brands,models, etc...?

Thanks !

Dan Walters

Well-known member
Jun 15, 2006
Bellville, Texas
I have a 1998 Allegro 26' Class A motorhome built on the P30 chassis with a 454 c.i. Chevy engine that has a GCWR of 19,000 lbs. and a GVWR of 12,300 lbs. which leaves a towing capacity of 6,700 lbs.  As you stated, the other problem is the hitch rating, which is only 5,000 lbs on my coach, even though it will tow 6,700 lbs.  I guess you could upgrade the hitch to a 7,500 lb. hitch to get the full towing capacity of the coach.  Hope this helps.

Top Bottom