What do you tow with?

Discussion in 'Tow Vehicles, Hitch & Towing' started by sbryant6, Jul 25, 2003.

  1. beeday

    beeday Greenville, SC

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    We tow with a 2002 GMC extended longbed pickup truck with 175,000 miles on it. We pull a 2007 fleetwood Avalon, and I get 14 to 16 miles per gallon on highway. We pack alot when we go for longer than 2 nights.

    2007 Fleetwood Avalon
     
  2. dirt4dinner

    dirt4dinner Hopin' parts don't fall off!

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  3. Aladin Sane

    Aladin Sane I'd rather be camping

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    Here you can see the back end of my TV. It is a Ford F250 Superduty Crew cab. It has the 6 liter turbo diesel in it. I love this truck. I think my wife is starting to think I spend a little too much time with the truck, and not enough with her.
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    <img src=../Images/icons/icon_smile_suv.gif border=0 align=middle alt="Tow Vehicle"> 2003 F250 Super Duty Crew Cab
    <img src=../Images/icons/icon_smile_pu.gif border=0 align=middle alt="PopUp"> 1996 Viking 2006
     
  4. Twisty

    Twisty New Member

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    I use my stock 2006 Ford Ranger extended cab 4x4. 4.0 liter v-6 with the 5 speed tranny and push button overdrive. 5000 lbs towing capacity. Class 5 Reese WDH. 20 mpg general driving and 15 mpg towing. I turn off the overdrive when climbing gentle hills to keep the rpm's at about 3000. I manually downshift to climb steeper grades and run 45 mph at 2700 rpm with no one following. That gives me the ability to increase mileage, stay in the horsepower band and enjoy the scenery. I could easily run 55 to 70 up most any hill. When someone comes up behind, I pick up speed until I can let them pass. I am very happy with the rig.

    2004 Fleetwood Utah w/slide
    2006 Ford Ranger 4x4 Ext. Cab
    www.CWhatIC.net
     
  5. LI Camper

    LI Camper Member

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    We tow our '92 Coleman Cedar with a '08 Dodge Ram 1500 5.7 Hemi quad cab. Have to check the mirrors once in a while to make sure it's still there cause you definately don't feel it. A little excessive for a 995 lb PUP, but it will come in handy if/when we upgrade in the future!! <img src=../Images/icons/icon_smile_big.gif border=0 align=middle alt="Big Smile">

    Cara & Bill
    '92 Coleman Destiny Cedar
    '08 Dodge Ram 1500 Quadcab Hemi
     
  6. bigdad

    bigdad Well-Known Member

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    We tow with a 94 G20 chevy converson van with 350 108,000 miles pulls 2005 coachmen clipper st1285 with no problem and i ues 94 dodge dakota 4x4 v6 sometimes the truck has 149,000 mils and we have been to S.C. with truck. my oldest D truns 16 next month now if i can only get my exwife to help pay for the ins.
     
  7. jenniebainter

    jenniebainter New Member

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    We tow with a 1999 Subaru Forester and have a 1983 Coleman Royale. We studied all the specs on the Subaru before deciding we wanted a popup that weighed no more than 1200 lbs. We also had a transmission cooler put on and have the car checked each year before towing. I was nervous at first due to a bad experience on our last trip with our 23' travel trailer towed by our 20 year old Suburban. After that we decided it was time to go back to a popup. We miss the room inside the trailer but really do love our popup.
     
  8. Geysergazers

    Geysergazers New Member

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    We tow an '08 T.R.E. Marco 18Ft TT with a Front Wheel Drive V6 Ford Escape.

    Marco&Scape

    The Trailer has an empty weight of about 2200Lb and a GVW rating of 3500Lb. Lots of Power, a Smoooth Tow. Upon determining that Marco has a whopping 430Lb Tongue weight we did add a WDH.

    Draw Tite WDH

    Lew

    Lew&Jan
    Marco&Scape (an 18Ft TRE Marco TT & Ford Escape)
    Katz (fat lazy cat)

    Edited by - Geysergazers on October 31 2008 08:19:06
     
  9. ColemanBayviewMoneypit

    ColemanBayviewMoneypit New Member

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    Just picked up a 2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee 3.0CRD (diesel)... Loving it and pulling like a champ (7500lbs)....WOW.

    '98 Coleman Grandview
    '08 Grand Cherokee 3.0 CRD
    '67 Patrick
    '68 France
    '98 Marie-Pier
    '01 Ariane
    '01 Daphné
    Montréal,Québec
     
  10. JamesRL

    JamesRL New Member

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    Lets us know what kind of mileage you get from the diesel. I've been hearing lots of hype, it would be good to get real world information.

    James

    1976 Lionel LPL 80
    2002 Mazda MPV, 16' Canoe
    Wife/3 Kids/Black Lab
     
  11. Philijpx2

    Philijpx2 New Member

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    Have a MAZDA B3000 withch is a Ford Ranger Clone.

    85 Coleman Columbia
    03 Mazda B3000
    07 Nissan Exterra
     
  12. silvermickey2002

    silvermickey2002 Morris County, NJ Gold Supporting Member

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    2005 Honda Odessey

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    2002 Ford F150 Supercab 4X4
    2008 Fleetwood Seapine
     
  13. bcrewcaptain

    bcrewcaptain New Member

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    my little tow rig...


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  14. Matt O

    Matt O Strangers are friends who have not yet met

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    It's nice to see some of the smaller vehicles that tow. I tow with a 2007 Toyota Tacoma 4cyl. I like getting 20+ MPG around town, being able to tow, and being able to park in a parking spot.

    Matt and Lori O
    2007 Tacoma
    1984 Coleman Columbia
     
  15. You-And-I

    You-And-I Ozarks Überland Basecamp

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    <b>Jeep Sahara</b>

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    Alan & Christine
    49 Days Camping 2008
    Bell Canoe
    Tentrax A.T.Off Road Camper
    Jeep Wrangler/Sahara <img src=../Images/icons/icon_smile_jeep.gif border=0 align=middle alt="Jeep">
    <b>http://offroadcampingclub.com</b>
     
  16. jtbeck

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    I hope this link works.

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    The DW got me this on New Year's Eve. I've been wanting a Suburban for a looooooong time. With three kids, anything without three rows of seating wasn't even an option for us. That third row really makes life more fun on long trips. Plus, I'm really considering moving up to a heavier HTT before too long and this will make that possible.

    And the biggest plus of all, is I no longer have to borrow my Father's Explorer to pull my camper!

    Me (69), DW (69), DD (95), DS (00), DS (01) and Tucker the camping fox terrier (08)
    '00 Chevy Suburban 4x4, 95 Fleetwood Utah
     
  17. eddyg2

    eddyg2 New Member

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    We recently picked up a 2006 GMC Seirra. Towed the PU to put it away for the winter and didn't even know it was there. What a difference from the mini van we previously had.

    <img src=../Images/icons/icon_smile_pu.gif border=0 align=middle alt="PopUp"> 97' Viking - 2006 GMC Seirra
    Jen & Gary with Dogs Sadie & Ollie
    Hibernating
     
  18. mgwerks

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    Ford F-350 SuperDuty Crew Cab 4WD long bed 7.3 l. PowerStroke diesel. It's almost up to the task....

    <center>At home in the Texas Hill Country, heading out for Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri.
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    Here are my Jayco lift docs, they're now on the Portal for you!
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  19. chuck9997

    chuck9997 New Member

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    Tow with a 2006 NISSAN FRONTIER 4X4:

    <img src="http://www.hometownsitedesign.com/images/camperlogo.jpg" border=0>

    <b>Chuck and Brenda
    Jake and Peedie (dog children)
    Jayco 806 - 2009 <img src=../Images/icons/icon_smile_pu.gif border=0 align=middle alt="PopUp">
    TV: 2006 Nissan Frontier 4X4 <img src=../Images/icons/icon_smile_suv.gif border=0 align=middle alt="Tow Vehicle">
    nights camping 2008: 13 </b>
    http://www.hometownsitedesign.com/camping.html
     
  20. Big_kid

    Big_kid Virginia Beach, VA

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    We use DW's 95 Mercury Villager, it pulls the popup pretty well. So far I've only moved the camper across the yard with the Astro van, but I don't expect any trouble from it.

    We have enough youth. How about a fountain of smart?
     

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