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Old 04-17-2010, 07:48 AM   #15
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Wow, a new tow vehicle too! That's quite the 'accessory' to buy for your new trailer
The first thing I bought for mine was towels.
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Old 04-17-2010, 08:02 AM   #16
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Wow, a new tow vehicle too! That's quite the 'accessory' to buy for your new trailer
The first thing I bought for mine was towels.
Thanks Pam. I needed that. You made me laugh.

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Old 05-02-2010, 05:04 PM   #17
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Wow, a new tow vehicle too! That's quite the 'accessory' to buy for your new trailer
The first thing I bought for mine was towels.
New towels for the trailer? Don't you have used ones at home?

The idea is to move your used towels to the trailer and replace them with new ones for your home.

Rich extrapolated on this concept. He bought a new tow vehicle for his future used trailer.

Now that's what I call thinking outside the gift wrap.
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Old 05-05-2010, 02:36 PM   #18
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We currently pull our 13' U-haul with a 1998 Nissan Quest. It has a 3 liter V6 and pulls the trailer ok even though the acceleration is not so great up hill. However we think it is adequate for our needs considering the gas milage (15 when it's hilly). The down side is it has an automatic transmission.

I have always hated automatics and have never owned one that didn't crap out on me. In addition, I can easily rebuild a manual tranny ( that seldom fails ) with ordinary tools in short order. NOt so with an auto.

Therefore we are looking at a 1999 Ford V6 3L. XLT 4x4 with a manual tranny. We invite any and all comments regarding the suitability of this Ford ranger as a TV.
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Old 05-05-2010, 06:20 PM   #19
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we tow with an 07 XLT 4-litre 4x4 standard and have had no issues pulling our 17 Burro. However the standard has a tow rating 2000 lbs less than the auto, which tells me ford thinks the ford/mazda clutch assembly is poor, or that it doesn't want to warrantee the folks who shift for themselves. we live where there are a lot of hills and while we know the Burros is there, we're in no rush, and there's no worries about keeping up on the interstate. That sucks the gas though.
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Old 05-05-2010, 06:31 PM   #20
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Ian, how far does a gallon take you?
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Old 05-05-2010, 08:04 PM   #21
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ugh, math! we do litres and kilometres, and even when it's miles, it's imperial gallons, so it's a bit of struggle _ high school math was a looooo0ooong time ago. But we get about 20 per imperial gallon, 18 with the trailer. I guess whack about 10 per cent off that for u.s gallons. But the interstates are about another 10 per cent. Left to my own devices, I do a pretty steady 55 mph, but Itraffic will bump that up.
If I had a choice I'd keep the stick and lose the 4wd, but that's what I need for work, so we'll live with it for now. If I retire, who knows . . . .
We also have the extra cab truck and that's something I would not be without, that and the canopy make camping a treat.
Good luck with your hunt, Bud.
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Old 05-05-2010, 08:38 PM   #22
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Rich,

Now that you are a member of the RV fraternity/sorority, I would recommend joining a local RV club.

We belong to the Good Sam Hitch 'N Goes out of Auburn WA. What we do is have one meeting and one Mon-Fri camping outing per month.

I always say if you want to do something, join other people who are doing it. When we had a sailboat, we belonged to a sailing club. When I bowled, I belonged to a bowling league.

FGRV is a great website and does have some get togethers, but to go out on a regular basis, join a club. Besides then you can lord it over all those owners of bulge trailers:


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New towels for the trailer?

Now that's what I call [b]thinking outside the gift wrap.
I got towels for my birthday some time ago... They bypassed the house and went directly to the trailer!
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