10 Ten Cars for Popups

Discussion in 'Tow Vehicles, Hitch & Towing' started by J Starsky, Jul 26, 2018.

  1. J Starsky

    J Starsky Well-Known Member

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    So, looks like my mafia commuter car, 2.0L 6speed manual Dodge Dart makes the list of cars for pulling popups. Heck, I got it because of mileage and a real timing chain, not as a pull star!

    Never thought about adding a bike rack, let alone hooking to the ol' StarCraft!

    https://www.autobytel.com/car-buyin...a-pop-up-camper-on-a-summer-road-trip-129101/

    Discuss or Laugh, your option
     
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  2. Raycfe

    Raycfe Waterford Ct.

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    Internet experts ba,ba,ba.
    I can pull a popup with my garden tractor ..... doesn't mean I should.
    Towing is more than just facts/numbers. The weight, hitch, bumper/hitch height, how the trailer is loaded, how the tow vehicle is loaded, and more all play a part.
     
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  3. Orchid

    Orchid Sharp Shootin' Grandma

    "a lot of popup campers weigh well under 1,000 lbs" <---------- Ummm, NOT! [LOL][LOL][LOL] I'd say those are few and far between.
     
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  4. J Starsky

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    I'm selling my Tahoe and hookin up the Dart. Interweb says so! If I want to get off a stoplight I have to turn the AC off, or I'd lose the race to a Yugo.

    When I saw the article, I thought it was best Tow Cars for a camper list - I'd buy that. Serious funnay here folks
     
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  5. 1380ken

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    Those tow ratings are crazy. Why is a Volvo 3500 lbs and a 375 hp Challenger is only 1000 lbs?
     
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  6. Halford

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    Fake News
     
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  7. Halford

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    only thing these cars can tow is this:

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  8. 1380ken

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    Not very good editors, don't they know that a 1/2 ton is 1000 lbs.

    After all, the Dart can tow up to half a ton, a benchmark that tops the towing limits of the Toyota and Honda compacts by 1,000 lbs.
     
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  9. Orchid

    Orchid Sharp Shootin' Grandma

    I remember those! I lived in WV at the time, at the top of a long hill. My grandparents also lived up there, and from their house, you could see the road coming up the hill. One day, a Yugo tried to come up and was struggling very hard. I think they were moving about 2 mph. My grandfather was losing it about how our country was going to hell in a hand basket now, with crap like that being sold as cars. He was legit enraged. It was hilarious.
     
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  10. J Starsky

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    I am lovin' it!
     
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  11. J Starsky

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    Overloaded if I sit on the danged thing at that.
     
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