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Old 09-05-2013, 12:18 AM   #29
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Dennis, I hear that the Fiberglass Escape 21 footer is a great trailer. Good luck on your search.
Thanks Pam... After buying a new TV, my funds are going to be limited. The Escape will be out of my price range at this point but I would really like a fiberglass trailer.
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Old 09-05-2013, 02:42 PM   #30
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Well, I read the link and one guy mentioned the Sequoia, but from my research it doesn't have the pulling power of the 4Runner.

I was planning on getting the V8 rather than the V6 4Runner. Now after reading that thread, I'm wondering what I should now do.

I could get a Tundra V8, which would probably be better for a trailer, but I liked the idea of the 4Runner since it's a SUV. The truck seem limited unless you have a canopy and then it's not as manageable as the 4Runner.
It's hard to imagine why a Sequoia would be less capable than the much smaller 4Runner.

The Sequoia and Tundra are the same vehicle, from the front to behind the front seat. From that point back, the Sequoia has an SUV body on an independent rear suspension, while the Tundra has a pickup cab end and box on a leaf-spring suspension. The Tundra would be better for towing due to greater wheelbase, but for only two or three tons of trailer it's hard to imagine any issue with the Sequoia.
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Old 09-05-2013, 05:17 PM   #31
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It's hard to imagine why a Sequoia would be less capable than the much smaller 4Runner.

The Sequoia and Tundra are the same vehicle, from the front to behind the front seat. From that point back, the Sequoia has an SUV body on an independent rear suspension, while the Tundra has a pickup cab end and box on a leaf-spring suspension. The Tundra would be better for towing due to greater wheelbase, but for only two or three tons of trailer it's hard to imagine any issue with the Sequoia.
That's what I thought, but when comparing the two, they were about the same in towing capacity, 6000 lbs. It would make sense the that Sequoia would be better, but I thought i read someplace that it wasn't. It might be that maintenance is more on the Sequoia over the 4Runner.

I'll have to find where I read that... You know after reading so much everywhere, you get flooded with info and it all starts to melt together.

I am talking with a towing specialist tomorrow to see what he recommends for my needs. I'm sure I'll have a better understanding after tomorrow.

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It's hard to imagine why a Sequoia would be less capable than the much smaller 4Runner.
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That's what I thought, but when comparing the two, they were about the same in towing capacity, 6000 lbs. It would make sense the that Sequoia would be better, but I thought i read someplace that it wasn't. It might be that maintenance is more on the Sequoia over the 4Runner.
The current 4Runner has up to 4700 pound towing capacity according to the current Toyota website specs. It may be that the previous generation V8 4Runner was higher, since a major limiting factor to tow ratings is the engine.

Maintenance for the V8 vehicle will be higher than for the V6 vehicle, and in the long run the independent rear suspension of the Sequoia might drive maintenance costs up somewhat as well.
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There is a very convincing article somewhere that explains why the Toyota "Sienna" trumps the Sequoia when it come to towing.
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There is a very convincing article somewhere that explains why the Toyota "Sienna" trumps the Sequoia when it come to towing.
If anyone knows of this article, please add a link to this thread. I am sure others who venture into this thread would find it interesting.

BTW, I'm sure others are aware of this link, but this is where I am getting my towing facts...

http://www.trailerlife.com/trailer-towing-guides/

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There is a very convincing article somewhere that explains why the Toyota "Sienna" trumps the Sequoia when it come to towing.
I assume this is a reference to RV Lifestyle - Hitch Hints (issue 35-2), one of Andy Thompson's columns in RV Lifestyle (which is virtually the Can-Am RV newsletter). It was interesting, but I'm not sure I would call it convincing. The full text is not offered online; Can-Am might provide it.

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The Trailer Life list is a useful starting point, but is neither complete nor consistently correct.
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I assume this is a reference to RV Lifestyle - Hitch Hints (issue 35-2), one of Andy Thompson's columns in RV Lifestyle (which is virtually the Can-Am RV newsletter). It was interesting, but I'm not sure I would call it convincing. The full text is not offered online; Can-Am might provide it.


The Trailer Life list is a useful starting point, but is neither complete nor consistently correct.
Thanks Brian. I contacted CanAmRv and i'm waiting for an article they wrote to be sent to me.

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We are still looking for a replacement for our aging 97 Nissan Mini Van.

Looked at a couple used Mazda 6's lately. They are good value for the dollar as many folks these days are wanting SUV's.

Here was an 07 and an 08. Both 6 cyl. The sedan is actually a hatch back with fold down rear seats so it has a fair amount of utility. Not sure what their towing abilities are but they are fun to drive and handle like a BMW (seriously).
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Not sure what their towing abilities are but they are fun to drive and handle like a BMW (seriously).
I'm not surprised; Mazda's "Zoom Zoom" slogan wasn't just a creation of their advertising agency.
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Our zoom-zoom is an 09 Mazda6 but only with the four cyl. but it goes zoom-zoom not too bad and great mileage around 40 MP(imp)G. It says however that towing not recommended. Perhaps the earlier - they changed quite a bit in 09 - ones with the six could tow a small trailer - certainly one of the smaller ProLites although cpaharley does not recommend them.

BTW do you live near Caledonia MC1 or just car shopping there?

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Adrian... We reside near Niagara Falls Ontario. The black wagon looked interesting so we drove up to Caladonia to have a look. Are you familiar with that area, "the Oasis"??
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No, have driven through Caledonia a few times, but never stopped. We used to live in St. Catharines but now are trying to sell our house in Shelburne and I'm finishing work soon to retire. We moved to Manitoba to be nearer our family last month and hope to get an egg once the house sells. I'll be in Niagara next Sat afternoon to look at the trailer at the wine escape. You should drop by and have a look, there should be a good selection, especially our favourite, the Escape.

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we have the 07 sequoia witha 6500lb tow rating the 07 has a solid axcel with coil spring vs leaf springs for tundra truck .we tow a 5200lb boat and trailer no problem but crappy mpg 10-11 mpg towing non towing 14-16mpg city 18 mpg hwy So we would like to get something that get better mpg for our second car maybe a subaru , mitsubishi outlander, gmc terrain? we would like to get a 16-17 ft egg style casita ,scamp,lil suzy etc. We even thought about a tacoma or nissan small truck to tow boat and a small trailer .
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