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Old 01-09-2015, 05:06 PM   #15
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Thank you Floyd for enlightening me . I still believe that a Ford Ranger is a better choice but my Midwest bias may be influencing my opinion
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Old 01-09-2015, 05:23 PM   #16
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How does one purpose to tow a Scamp 19 ft 5th wheel with a car ?

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Old 01-09-2015, 05:31 PM   #17
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OKAY but as my Father used to say " Just cause you can does not mean you should"
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Old 01-09-2015, 05:33 PM   #18
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Greg we pull our 5er with a 2003 dodge 1500 crew cab with the smallest V8 Dodge has 4.3 I think. We've pulled coast to coast over the mountains out west and the big hills in the east. Put over 15000 miles pulling the trailer with no problems and has averaged 14.4 overall while on trips.
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Old 01-09-2015, 06:42 PM   #19
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In the largest civil penalty ever levied on an automaker, Honda must pay $70 million US to the U.S. Department of Transport for failing to report more than 1,700 death and injury claims and warranty claims involving its vehicles.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration issued the release today saying Honda failed to submit early warning reports identifying potential safety issues.
Honda has been fined $35 million for failing to report 1,729 death and injury claims to the NHTSA between 2003 and 2014 and another $35 million for failing to report warranty and customer satisfaction claims over the same 11 years.
The automaker is also required to develop written procedures and a training program that will ensure it complies with NHTSA requirements in future.

I think you will find they still are a much better vehicle, safer and with more longevity than GM.
How many years did GM ignore faulty ignition switches?
EVERY vehicle manufacturer is dealing with dangerous Takata airbags.

Be fair in your sniping!!
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Old 01-09-2015, 06:45 PM   #20
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I tow my 19Deluxe with a Tacoma, V6, 4.0L, four door, short bed, towing package (well worth the money) and I am very happy with it. Some people think the SMC (sheet molding compound) bed is not good, but it could actually be tougher than the steel beds. And it will never get weakened by rust. I installed the Reese hitch from Scamp myself. The dimensions worked out so well that one rail is mounted by the bed mounting bolts and the other is connected to the second pair of bed mounting bolts with two steel plates. I posted the excruciating details on this forum, I'll try to find it.

GM finally brought back the Colorado and Canyon this year, Toyota was eating their lunch selling lots of Tacomas. One of the car mags has a good review of those two, but that's all I know.
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Old 01-09-2015, 06:51 PM   #21
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This is the post, the thread has a lot more on the topic.
Scamp 5er Hitch Mod w/Photo Link
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I didn't write the story. Just found it as interesting as the Toyota recalls for acceleration.
I'm of the opinion that having more information is better than less.
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Old 01-09-2015, 06:59 PM   #23
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Have any of you Tacoma fans been following the 2016 major re-design hype? I believe a diesel will be offered this time. It will be announced at the International Detroit Auto Show.

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Have any of you Tacoma fans been following the 2016 major re-design hype? I believe a diesel will be offered this time. It will be announced at the International Detroit Auto Show.

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Old 01-09-2015, 07:44 PM   #25
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This from Toyota Scroll to short video...

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Old 01-09-2015, 08:35 PM   #26
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I just purchased

a 2014 Ram 1500 Tradesman Crew Cab with the towing package.
WOW!~! I have been less than 1k but I appear to be towing around 16mpg and much higher without the rig.
Rides good and does not even know the 19 is back there.
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Old 01-09-2015, 09:00 PM   #27
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We pull our 19 foot Scamp with a 2013 Tacoma 4 door, 4 wheel drive long box. Yes you have to lay steel on the bed for a hitch and space under the bed for the hitch, but it is not that difficult. We bought our 2010 Scamp and Jim at Backus talked us out of a Tacoma at the time, we bought the 2013 and were sorry we didn't buy it in 2010.
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Fellow Scampers:

This question will likely start a lively conversation...

What pickup might you recommend to pull a Scamp 19'er deluxe? I'm guessing it weights in the range of 3,500 lbs. Since I don't otherwise need a pickup, I've been looking at a Toyota Tacoma, 4-door, short bed. (More room inside. Less in the bed.) But I've been told the bed would need to be reinforced to support the hitch, and the truck's mileage, even with the V6, would take a huge "hit" due to the truck's poor torque. I basically know nothing about pickups.

Thank you, in advance, for your thoughts.

... Greg
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Hi: Greg Hine... Sorry we don't have a Scamp 19'er, but we do have a great Nissan Frontier V6 Long bed Crew Cab pickup truck.
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