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    Re: Towing & Launching with Class A Motorhome

    +1 On the walkie talkies, divorce attorneys hate walkie talkies, so do body repairmen. They have been on of the best investments for our travel trailer.

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    Re: Towing & Launching with Class A Motorhome

    Some launches will have launch vehicle you can use if your rig is too large.

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    Re: Towing & Launching with Class A Motorhome

    Thanks for the input so far. Some is inline with what I was thinking about while some I hadn't thought of.

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    Re: Towing & Launching with Class A Motorhome

    One of the biggest things to keep in mind is where you can launch. Most lakes are not an issue, especially with decent water conditions. However, some delta ramps will be out of the question because of the sharp transition from the top of the levee down to the ramp and the extended wheelbase on the motor home. I have watched many bottom out and even a couple get stuck.


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    Re: Towing & Launching with Class A Motorhome

    I tow a 19 foot Fishrite with our 30' Class A. A really good friend gave me some great advice when we first got it. He said, "If you can't see it you're doing great!". If your rig is wider than the boat you can't see the boat in the mirrors. If you start seeing the boat you are turning! It is actually easier than you think. You just need a big area to turn around at the ramp.

    The best thing we did is get walkie talkies and have someone stand behind you. My wife, Froggie is usually my partner. The walkie talkies don't make the backing that much easier but everyone at the ramp doesn't hear you fighting!

    Don't be afraid to ask someone to help if you are alone.
    Good luck,
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    Re: Towing & Launching with Class A Motorhome

    did it for many years with a 26' motorhome, union valley reservoir was some steep ramps 200-300' down

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    Re: Towing & Launching with Class A Motorhome

    Backup camera is a MUST! LOL.

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    Towing & Launching with Class A Motorhome

    I'll soon be buying a 37' to 40' class A diesel motorhome and would like to be able to tow and launch my 20' deep V aluminum boat. I know the weight won't be a problem but I'm looking for input on launching and taking the boat out of the water with a motorhome.

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