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Old 03-20-2011, 07:12 AM   #15
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I like your VW diesel choice. My only hesitancy is VW reliability. I had hoped the CRV diesel would be made available in the USA but it's not to be. It looks like the big push is to hybrids with Honda.

I suspect my next vehicle will be a hybrid of some variety.

I like the Hybrid concept because the electric side has very high torque at low speeds, great for starting up a trailer load and parking. With improving battery technology, it won't be long before we see extended range electric vehicles.


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Old 03-20-2011, 07:20 AM   #16
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Originally Posted by Mike Magee View Post
On another note, I see that the OP intends to stick with a 13' trailer. If the one he selects happens not to have brakes, it is not a problem to add a new axle with brakes, or it may be possible to add brakes to the existing axle.
I've heard/read conflicting opinions about the need for brakes on a 13'. Some owners have added them, others don't feel the need. I know we would feel safer, so we would probably have it done if the one we buy doesn't already come with them.

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Old 03-20-2011, 08:11 AM   #17
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Needs/wants and maintenance issues. Pick one. I went with maintenance issues. It's FAR cheaper to replace brakes on a trailer than a tug. You'll wear out your tug brakes faster pulling a trailer that doesn't have brakes.

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