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Re: what does everyone use for a tow vehicle.

Postby Transit80 » Wed Jan 01, 2014 7:24 am

Towed the caravan shell a few miles to my friends car repair shop and it did that OK but when it is finished I think the weight will be too much for the poor old thing, it only has about 60hp.

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Re: what does everyone use for a tow vehicle.

Postby Martiangod » Wed Jan 01, 2014 1:45 pm

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Re: what does everyone use for a tow vehicle.

Postby MeelisV » Wed Jan 01, 2014 3:16 pm

i have 2006 Mitsubishi Grandis, 2,4 lit. automatic
i own it from 2007 good and reliable

with my first tear and now with second

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Re: what does everyone use for a tow vehicle.

Postby working on it » Wed Jan 01, 2014 10:34 pm

I had planned to tow with my HHR or Cobalt, if it ended up at around 1000 lbs loaded; at 1475 lbs finished/loaded weight, that's not a possibility. So, the TV of choice will be my 2004 Chevy 2500HD (with a '98 GMC 1500 Ext.Cab as backup). Both pickups have been beefed up, with overbuilt trannies and extra suspension perks, to tow much heavier trailers, and I use a WD hitch on everything, so the 1475 lbs is like nothing to them.
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Re: what does everyone use for a tow vehicle.

Postby be_a_jayhawk » Wed Feb 05, 2014 3:24 pm

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/AMC_Eagle

Came across this one today at work and thought it would make a great tow vehicle.
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Re: what does everyone use for a tow vehicle.

Postby fm-usa » Wed Oct 21, 2015 11:38 am

OLD THREAD resurrecting. (EH, it's Halloween)

My tow vehicle, '91 GoldWing. Box is just storage. I never know WHAT Deb wants to buy.
At times it was a few "Concrete Critters" (heavy bug'rz). :NC
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Re: what does everyone use for a tow vehicle.

Postby pchast » Wed Oct 21, 2015 9:30 pm

Usually the Wife's '08 VW EOS 2.0T :D
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Perspective is weird there. The TD is actually about the same footprint
and only 3-4 inches taller than the car.

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Re: what does everyone use for a tow vehicle.

Postby felixx » Wed Oct 21, 2015 9:52 pm

136718

1967 Ford Anglia for anything within 100 miles of home that does not involve mountains

Otherwice my Work vehicle:
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Mine is the same as this (Slightly different signwriting)
They pay for fuel ;)
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Re: what does everyone use for a tow vehicle.

Postby felixx » Wed Oct 21, 2015 10:29 pm

webbaldo wrote:Have I got the smallest car then? Surely not ?
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My ford Anglia is only 997cc so I have the smaller motor
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Re: what does everyone use for a tow vehicle.

Postby DrewsBrews » Thu Oct 22, 2015 10:01 am

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1300lb of trailer weight; ~200lb luggage, gear and tools; and a heavy set passenger did not make the little 1.5l manual happy but it made it through the 2400mi journey. It wouldn't have done mountains so my TTT project will stay compact and under 650lb loaded.
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Re: what does everyone use for a tow vehicle.

Postby westgl » Sat Oct 31, 2015 2:48 pm

DrewsBrews wrote:Image
1300lb of trailer weight; ~200lb luggage, gear and tools; and a heavy set passenger did not make the little 1.5l manual happy but it made it through the 2400mi journey. It wouldn't have done mountains so my TTT project will stay compact and under 650lb loaded.


I guess i win as the smallest tow 4 wheel vehicle I have a Scion IQ, maybe tow a foamie coffin, it may work for some foam Kayaks
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Re: what does everyone use for a tow vehicle.

Postby felixx » Tue Nov 03, 2015 5:05 am

I love how we are trying to see whos is smallest

I had 34BHP in 1967
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Re: what does everyone use for a tow vehicle.

Postby fm-usa » Tue Nov 03, 2015 6:42 am

felixx wrote:I love how we are trying to see whos is smallest

I had 34BHP in 1967

I didn't, I just posted as per thread title.
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But I understand the comparison since our camping trailers are of the smallest in the industry.

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Re: what does everyone use for a tow vehicle.

Postby makevx73 » Tue Nov 03, 2015 11:43 am

A Ram 1500 Promaster Van.
Low roof, short wheel base (118") V6, front wheel drive. 5000 lb. tow capacity.

It's the "baby" of the Promaster line.

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Re: what does everyone use for a tow vehicle.

Postby DrewsBrews » Tue Nov 03, 2015 8:42 pm

For some reason those vans remind me of pugs :lol:
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