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Old 05-08-2006, 10:15 AM   #1
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We debated whether or not to attempt towing our Scamp with our little 4 cylinder Saturn wagons. I told hubby- well, even if we COULD tow it okay with them- certainly we couldn't both tow AND run the A/C while driving.... I NEED the A/C in the car, doggone it!

So, since one of our wagons was close to 300,000 miles anyway........ we went and picked out a nice 2002 VUE. It even has a hitch on it already. Wooo hooooo.

Our Scamp is almost ready........ now, if our children could just stop scheduling family parties and things that we are expected to attend on the weekends... we'll be off to explore our State Parks SOON.
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Old 05-08-2006, 09:42 PM   #2
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Deb, Congratulations on the new tow vehicle! we will be at Savanna Portage State park the last weekend of July. If you happen to be in the area, stop by.
Don't forget the fiberglass camp weekend in September at Lanesboro. Please join us fellow fiberglass owners for a fun weekend.
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Old 05-12-2006, 03:00 PM   #3
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We debated whether or not to attempt towing our Scamp with our little 4 cylinder Saturn wagons. I told hubby- well, even if we COULD tow it okay with them- certainly we couldn't both tow AND run the A/C while driving.... I NEED the A/C in the car, doggone it!

So, since one of our wagons was close to 300,000 miles anyway........ we went and picked out a nice 2002 VUE. It even has a hitch on it already. Wooo hooooo.

Our Scamp is almost ready........ now, if our children could just stop scheduling family parties and things that we are expected to attend on the weekends... we'll be off to explore our State Parks SOON.
Deb,

I could have written your post! We took our 13' Scamp out last summer with our little 4 cyl. suv on a couple of very short trips. No way I would have attempted heading over the mountains or even a steep hill! So we just got a 2002 Toyota Highlander to pull it. I'm so happy and so excited to go camping but it seems every weekend is packed until mid-June! Argh!

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Old 05-17-2006, 11:29 PM   #4
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Good luck with your Saturn ("Tennessee's SUV!") But check for recalls-- I recall reading about a mandatory fix after some rear suspension failures. I can tell you that four-cylinder engines can tow quite well if they're the right engine. Mine is big (2.5 liters) and torquey (166 lbs-ft.), but it's in a Subaru.
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