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Old 09-08-2012, 02:08 PM   #1
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Towing with a Chrysler 300?

Hi all, anyone out there towing a 30 or 31' A/C with a Chrysler 300, I am considering this, any information would be greatly appreciated

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Old 09-08-2012, 02:51 PM   #2
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Call Andy at CanAm RV in London Ontario.
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Old 09-08-2012, 04:33 PM   #3
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Towing with a Chrysler 300?

Sorry to all who have replied, I am new and having a bit of trouble navigating the site.

My question goes out to any one that has any information on towing a 30' or larger A/S with a Chrysler 300 or any other passenger car?

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Old 09-08-2012, 05:11 PM   #4
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The person you want to talk to is Andy Thomson at CanAm RV in London Ontario. His dealership specializes in setting up passenger cars for towing. He discusses towing with a Taurus SHO and a 300C in the latest issue of Airstream Life, as well as in various Hitch Hints columns in RV Lifestyle magazine. Here is a link to his column in that magazine of towing with a 2005 300C.

He also posts on the forum under the user name Andrew_T - check some of his past posts for discussions of various tow vehicles.

While many people disparage using cars to tow bigger trailers, he has a lot of experience and happy customers - I used him to set up my previous Honda Odyssey tow vehicle.

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Sorry to all who have replied, I am new and having a bit of trouble navigating the site.

My question goes out to any one that has any information on towing a 30' or larger A/S with a Chrysler 300 or any other passenger car?

Thanks in advance

Hi Roxy,

Here's a thread link to some site "How To" information.

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f138...ics-44928.html
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I wouldnt do it personally... A 31 footer is a rolling house. Your 300C is... well... a passenger car lol. You can set-up the suspension so it wont sag and slap in a trailer brake and the whole 9 yards but when it comes down to it, a 300C wasnt meant to tow anythng but passengers. Im sure your tranny would go in a year, especially if its front wheel drive. I wouldnt hardly trust a 1/2 ton truck with that big of a trailer!
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As other have suggested. Andy is the guy to talk to.

Airstream Forums - View Profile: Andrew T

There are a number of forum members who used him/or his services to set up Dodge Chargers, Magnums, and 300's for towing good sized Airstreams. He also set up our car, Infiniti G35 as a TV. No problems in 6 years of towing.

Good luck and enjoy the ride.
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Im a bit out of my league here as Iv never towed with a car... let alone owned one lol. (I did own a 2010 V6 Stang a few years back... couldnt stand not having a truck!)

I will throw in a tid bit of info though... GET THE HEMI! I couldnt even imagine towing that big of a trailer with anything smaller than a V8 lol. Or turbo 6 possibly...
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Hi all, anyone out there towing a 30 or 31' A/C with a Chrysler 300, I am considering this, any information would be greatly appreciated

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There is a significant different in weight between the new ones and those of, say, the '70s.

What years are you considering?

[Edit] Yes, I forgot that Andy regularly tows a 34-footer with a Chrysler 300M! I guess that answers the question for a 30-31- footer.
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Im a bit out of my league here as Iv never towed with a car...
That's cool, but if you ever want to move up to the Major's give one of Andy's rigs a try.
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I dunno if Id trust a car towing that big of a trailer lol. You can say theyre built by the best and all that jazz but I feel totally secure with my 3/4 ton lol. The only way Id even consider it was if the whole vehcile was guaranteed

I blew a tranny seal in my TV towing 6000 lbs. And it was BUILT to tow! I still cant wrap my head around a cars tranny lasting through this kinda abuse
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I still cant wrap my head around a cars tranny lasting through this kinda abuse

Guessing you weren't on the road in the 1960's and '70's. A well set up combination of car and trailer could easily go over 100k of towing (with trailers heavier than an A/S of comparable size), and transmission life was then as now a matter mainly of HD componetry and operator skill, not just road conditions (climate & terrain).

Todays vehicles ought to be better, the current Chrysler 300 being an excellent choice when made on a line-by-line comparison with those older cars.

There are older threads on this car.

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Im 20 lol. Iv been on the road for 4 years lol. I agree cars were built to last back in the day, but I figure the OP is talking about the newer 300Cs, which are built to last past the warranty...
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Im 20 lol. Iv been on the road for 4 years lol. I agree cars were built to last back in the day, but I figure the OP is talking about the newer 300Cs, which are built to last past the warranty...
Not so!

Back in the day I think most folks would expect the average car to last 100,000miles, (for sure there are exceptions which did better).

Today we are seeing most go 200,000 to 300,000+miles.

Our mid sized V6 sedan is 10 years old, does lots of towing, and drives like new. No problems except for reqular service. It has 130,000miles on it and the plan is to shoot for that again over the next 10 years.
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