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Old 07-06-2011, 07:05 AM   #43
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Hi: Frederick L Simson...Thanks for bringing up the past. At one point I was looking for those old pic's of the Escape which were the first to pike my interest, and make my decision to own an Escape.
Their attention to detail and fit and finish I believe to be well worth the $$$$'s and will be proven... well spent, as the years go by!!!
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Old 07-06-2011, 10:28 AM   #44
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Just remember, the three feet you gain in a 16 footer over a 13 footer, is NOT put into the bed... at least in the Scamps.
Well OK Donna, you just spoiled my day!
( I gotta get me to a egg rally and check these things out.)
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Old 07-06-2011, 10:34 AM   #45
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A LOT of people tow with minivans. Both the Sienna and Odyssey are good choices.
I tow my Fiber Stream with an Odyssey and I can vouch for it's comfort.
I am happy to hear this. I like the Sienna/Odessey idea. I looked at some yesterday. WOW are they spendy! They get a lot of premium in the used market. I suppose this is why. I was hoping I could move laterally from my 2006 Camry to a 2006 Sienna. Nope. It's gonna cost me about $5k. Not bad, but it is a cost.

So, after seeing the premium on Toyota/Honda, I thought about checking the Chrysler offerings? (I know, I know, but I have to at least check.)
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Get thyself to Bandon next week, it's less than 200 miles each way for you. It's the biggest rally in your neck of the woods.

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Old 07-06-2011, 10:46 AM   #47
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Get thyself to Bandon next week, it's less than 200 miles each way for you. It's the biggest rally in your neck of the woods.

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WOW - what timing! Thanks!
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Old 07-06-2011, 09:36 PM   #48
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I towed my UHaul with a 2006 Chrysler Town & Country with no problems. The tow rating for it is 1800lbs.
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Old 07-06-2011, 10:41 PM   #49
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We towed our 13 foot Trillium with a V6 Camry, though not far, for years. We sleep a family of four and love it. Not having a toilet in my trailer is a plus for me, and we only some times bother with water. Mostly, it saves us the hassle of putting up a pop up (though it cost more) and is not super roomy (so our kids can't bring a friend along camping.) Other than that, I think it is a perfect little egg. We paid $5K and put some work into it, and are now re-doing cushions and flooring; we also like the addition of a solar panel to charge the battery. Since we have little kids, the camper is also part play house and my husband is currently studying in it to get away from the kids (or me.)
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Old 07-08-2011, 04:45 PM   #50
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I am happy to hear this. I like the Sienna/Odessey idea. I looked at some yesterday. WOW are they spendy! They get a lot of premium in the used market. I suppose this is why. I was hoping I could move laterally from my 2006 Camry to a 2006 Sienna. Nope. It's gonna cost me about $5k. Not bad, but it is a cost.
I bought a 2006 Sienna LE just last week from a private seller I found on my local Craigslist. Paid $9,200 for it.

Took it to Toyota to check it out after the sale. They found nothing wrong with it, but recommended a timing belt replacement and flushing all the fluids.

Total service cost was under $400 (found a timing belt coupon on their web site).

This is the third Sienna we've had. Still have a 2006 XLE that my wife drives.

I've driven it 1,500 miles through the mountains pulling a Uhaul cargo trailer at the 3,500 pound tow limit.

With that much weight, the fuel mileage dropped from 24 to 16. But with a 16' Scamp, you'll be way under the limit and it should tow nicely. Be sure it has electric brakes though.

The 2008 and newer Sienna's show a 1,000 pound tow limit. The 2004 through 2007's show 3,500 and the tow option was standard those years.

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