Welcome Joe!The 2552 is the hottest selling PC, most popular in the PC community, and quite eye catching to owners of other brand motor homes, especially older couples. The 2552 is one of the lighter rigs built on the E450 which makes it very well suited for towing the 5000 pound limit defined by the hitch. As far as using the rig as your get-around-town vehicle, I can say that our shorter model 2350 (23'-8" long) seems to be pushing the limit for us. We could surely get by as we have done so on one trip. I suppose a lot depends on where and for how long you'll be wishing you brought your car from home. For us, some trips are real nice to get around in our Jeep Liberty because without it, we'd miss out on so much. But our vacation around Lake Michigan, I think it would have been better to leave the Liberty home. Each trip's agenda dictates when to take it and when to leave it home. For us it's not something we absolutely must bring on every vacation. But yes absolutely on "some" vacations.
Thanks Ron and Tom,I have a thin margin on the Jeep. I believe the manual transmission 4 door Rubicon is 4521 lbs. Adding the tow bar, after market bumper, bike rack and bikes will be pushing things a bit. Maybe I'll have to throw the Jeep's spare tire in the PC and tow with the top and doors removed to save a few pounds!
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