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Re: what does everyone use for a tow vehicle.

Postby Kody » Mon Oct 14, 2013 1:01 am

The only vehicle we have for towing and everything else is our '98 Kia Sportage. It's a real workhorse and now needs some work on the front end suspension. I love it being a manual rather than an automatic as I prefer to drive the car rather than the car drive me. It's now collected about 240000 klm's on the clock and going well.

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Postby Juneaudave » Mon Oct 14, 2013 9:51 am

We have a Honda Element that has been pretty good for us. It is a bit utilitarian in features...but very functional in terms of hauling dogs, camping, and towing a small skiff or packing a canoe. :thumbsup:

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Re: what does everyone use for a tow vehicle.

Postby absolutsnwbrdr » Mon Oct 14, 2013 10:34 am

2005 Subaru Outback 3.0R

250hp gets the job done, and then some! :D

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Re: what does everyone use for a tow vehicle.

Postby Ron Dickey » Tue Oct 15, 2013 12:22 am

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Re: what does everyone use for a tow vehicle.

Postby darrellbeck » Tue Oct 15, 2013 10:24 pm

I finally took pictures of my tow cars, I have been busy getting and cutting the steel for the frame for my (future) TD, and have been putting this off. I start welding on that tomorrow.
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Re: what does everyone use for a tow vehicle.

Postby RandyG » Tue Oct 15, 2013 11:52 pm

Havent pulled with it yet but... 2011 HHR113511
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Re: what does everyone use for a tow vehicle.

Postby buckisland1950 » Wed Oct 16, 2013 12:33 am

I use a 2011 Jetta Sportswagen TDI to tow my Little Guy 5 wide. Cuts me back to 30 mpg with the canoe on top but that's life! :thumbsup:

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Re: what does everyone use for a tow vehicle.

Postby Redneck Teepee » Sun Dec 29, 2013 12:55 am

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Re: what does everyone use for a tow vehicle.

Postby jeff0520 » Sun Dec 29, 2013 10:14 am

I tow the Command Post with either a 1990 Isuzu Trooper, or a 1988 GMC S-15 pickup. both have 2.8 liter V6's. The pickup is an automatic. The trooper is a 5 speed manual, part time 4 wheel drive.
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Re: what does everyone use for a tow vehicle.

Postby jonw » Sun Dec 29, 2013 12:23 pm

I had been towing with a 2012 Honda CRV (with a std. 2.0L engine) but found that the extra weight caused it to always downshift 2 gears going up even the slightest hill, and my TD only weighs 700lbs. My mileage would drop from above 30mpg to 15-20 depending upon the terrain, headwinds, etc.

I just traded it in on a 2014 Mazda CX-5 that in 2014 has a 2.5L engine and 6 gears instead of 4. I'm happy with the vehicle so far (except for the buggy USB audio and bluetooth electronics) but have not had an opportunity to tow anything yet since the teardrop is hibernating for the winter. I'm hoping the extra power, torque, and gearing will handle towing a lot easier and I should get a lot better gas mileage.

If you look at the CX-5 note that the Touring and Grand Touring models have the 2.5L engine, not the Sport model.
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Re: what does everyone use for a tow vehicle.

Postby Transit80 » Tue Dec 31, 2013 8:35 pm

Was hoping to tow my trailer with my 1975 Saab 96V4 but it might end up a bit heavy but Ive got a 2010 Renault 1.5DCI as an everyday car so might have to see if I can find a tow hitch for it. :thumbsup: .

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Postby jss06 » Tue Dec 31, 2013 8:43 pm

In November, I bought a 2014 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk v-6. It pulls my trailer like it was not there.
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Re: what does everyone use for a tow vehicle.

Postby SLUG36 » Tue Dec 31, 2013 9:02 pm

Here is my 2007 GMC Sierra 1/2 ton. I think she will do just fine.
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Re: what does everyone use for a tow vehicle.

Postby SmokeyBear12 » Tue Dec 31, 2013 9:37 pm

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Re: what does everyone use for a tow vehicle.

Postby SmokeyBear12 » Tue Dec 31, 2013 9:55 pm

Transit80 wrote:Was hoping to tow my trailer with my 1975 Saab 96V4 but it might end up a bit heavy but Ive got a 2010 Renault 1.5DCI as an everyday car so might have to see if I can find a tow hitch for it. :thumbsup: .

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That other Sab would make a fine tow vehicle too. Did you ever try it with the 96V4?
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