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Old 02-11-2006, 12:32 PM   #1
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I have noticed that some car and truck manufacturers have given their vehicles model names that are the same as some trailer model names. I have also noticed that when visualizing these in combination, I cannot picture an actual pairing!

For example: The Ford Escape and the Escape fiberglass trailer. The trailer is larger than the safe tow rating of the SUV.

I also thought of: The Volkswagen "Bug" and the "Love Bug" fiberglass trailer. Closer, but no real match? maybe?

I also thought of the old Plymouth Valiant "Scamp" and the Scamp trailer...maybe?

Can anyone else think of such a combination?

If I could find the time, I'd post "photo-shopped" pictures to illustrate...
Please feel free to do so...
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Old 02-11-2006, 12:59 PM   #2
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Would a Mustang-Burro come under the category of "unequally yoked?"
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Old 02-11-2006, 08:45 PM   #3
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You could tow a U-Haul egg with a U-Haul truck, but that's pretty lame... not really a truck model.

I've been a car enthusiast for decades longer than I have had any interest in trailers, and I can't think of any more cars or trucks with names matching anything shown in the brands box on the FiberglassRV home page except...

AMC Eagle / Eagle
The car is obscure but far from unknown (a member of this forum has towed with one), but I have no idea what an Eagle trailer is , and it's not in the Albums. If it's a typical 13' egg, it might be a good match. Raised suspension for challenging roads would be in keeping with the sprirt of the car, which was like an earlier AMC version of a Subaru Outback.

Pontiac Ventura / Ventura
Long ago there was a Pontiac version of the Chevy Nova, called the Ventura. Although "compact" for the 1970's, these were not small cars, and could presumably handle a ton or so of trailer. Again, I have no clue what a Ventura trailer might be like.
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Old 02-11-2006, 09:01 PM   #4
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I can see the monster truck BIGFOOT and a Bigfoot trailer.
I would be pretty funny looking.
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Old 02-12-2006, 12:28 AM   #5
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How about: Subaru Outback pulling either a Keystone Outback or a Trillium Outback from Calgary or a Outback Teardrop trailer or a Austrailian Outback camper trailer or a (yet to be produced) Trillium Outback from California.

Or Hook them all up behind the Subaru in order by increasing size !!

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How about: Subaru Outback pulling ... a Trillium Outback from Calgary... or a (yet to be produced) Trillium Outback from California.
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Old 12-09-2006, 11:09 AM   #7
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For example: The Ford Escape and the Escape fiberglass trailer. The trailer is larger than the safe tow rating of the SUV.
My friend has a 2006 Ford Escape with a class III hitch receiver. He was claiming that since his ball-mount was stamped with a 5000 Lb rating, his car should be able to tow 5000 Lbs. I looked up the Ford Escape in my Trailer Life 2006 Tow Rating Guide, and saw that the 2006 model is rated for 3500 Lbs!

This made me think that an ESCAPE duo is feasable.

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Old 12-09-2006, 01:22 PM   #8
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How bout the VW Toureg and any one of our eggs
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Old 12-09-2006, 04:13 PM   #9
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but I have no idea what an Eagle trailer is , and it's not in the Albums.
It's another incarnation of the Compact II:


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But, sorry, they aren't my photos and I don't know where or who they came from - I think I saved them from a Craigslist ad.

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Old 12-09-2006, 05:08 PM   #10
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Would a Mustang-Burro come under the category of "unequally yoked?"
Uh... wouldn't that make an... umm... er... mule?

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My friend has a 2006 Ford Escape with a class III hitch receiver. He was claiming that since his ball-mount was stamped with a 5000 Lb rating, his car should be able to tow 5000 Lbs. I looked up the Ford Escape in my Trailer Life 2006 Tow Rating Guide, and saw that the 2006 model is rated for 3500 Lbs!

I suggest your friend go back and read the BUMPER wording on his Escape, where the design alllows for the installation of a hitch ball -- On my 98 Ranger, the words give a rating for the bumper but warn that the owner's manual should be consulted -- Tell him that every piece of towing equipment, hitch, ball, frame, engine, transmission, suspension, cooling, rearend ratio, etc., has its own rating (published or in the engineering specs) and like a chain, it is the weakest rating that sets the overall limit, not the strongest.

BTW, Ford generally has a wide range of towing limits for a particular name model (my 98' Ranger truck lists some 60!! combinations of equipment and the ratings for each for just that one year of Rangers), so looking at generalized and summarized ratings may be guesswork -- The VIN, door label and owner's manual will yield the true rating for HIS vehicle.
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I saw an 2006 Sunnybrook 5th wheel this afternoon and it was called a Titan, back in 1995 Toyota had a model of the T100 that was called a Titan and of course Nissan has the full size Titan truck they came out with a couple of years back. I was also reading on rv.net that one of the mfgs have a model called the Tundra which of course goes with Toyota's Tundra
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Tell him that every piece of towing equipment, hitch, ball, frame, engine, transmission, suspension, cooling, rearend ratio, etc., has its own rating (published or in the engineering specs) and like a chain, it is the weakest rating that sets the overall limit, not the strongest.
That was a particularly frustrating conversation for me. He thought that having to go digging for the overall rating in some obscure doccument (You mean I have to actually read the owner's manual?!? I KNOW how to operate a car!!!)

He said, "Car makers should stamp the limit on the car."
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Fred, what are you doing hanging out with my ex husband?
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