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Old 11-02-2010, 05:01 PM   #1
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towing with these anyone?

Is anyone towing with any of these vehicles.....we are looking to replace our voyager this year and maybe get something that pulls a bit easier so any comments are welcome......so....happy with your choice or no?
Ford Flex
Ford freestyle
Kia sorento
Kia sedona

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Old 11-27-2010, 01:06 PM   #2
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Is anyone towing with any of these vehicles.....we are looking to replace our voyager this year and maybe get something that pulls a bit easier so any comments are welcome......so....happy with your choice or no?
Ford Flex
Ford freestyle
Kia sorento
Kia sedona

thankyou Bruce

Bruce, take a look at the V6 GMC Terrain!
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Old 11-27-2010, 06:07 PM   #3
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Ford Edge

We are towing a Scamp 16 with a 2010 Ford Edge FWD. We are very happy with it. It would have the same engine and transmission as the Flex, but it is not as large.
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If I remember correctly, our returning compatriot Steve L. tows his 16' Casita Spirit Deluxe with a Ford Flex.
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Old 11-28-2010, 03:51 PM   #5
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Bruce, take a look at the V6 GMC Terrain!
I kinda like the look of a flex...but i know the gmc is nice my friend has one....Bruce
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Old 11-28-2010, 05:37 PM   #6
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I looked at the Chevrolet Equinox (same as Terrain), but liked the extra power of the Edge. It has a 3.5L engine vs. 3.0L in Terrain. Both have 6-spd transmission. For us we chose the Edge and are happy with it. - Steve
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Old 11-29-2010, 06:12 AM   #7
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Well I have never towed with either of the above but my mechanic has told me many times to stay away from Kia as parts are sometimes hard to come by the old 10 yr rule with the North American brands doesn't seem to a rule here.

Just a thought.....

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Old 11-29-2010, 09:05 AM   #8
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Hi: All... We did tow with an '05 Ford Taurus V6 3.0 Ltr Wagon. The only problem was finding stats for it. It had 2000 #'s of cargo cap. but only 1250 #'s of trailer cap. Seemed a bit over on one and short on the other.
Our '02 4.3 Ltr. V6 Sierra PU. had 5800 #'s of tow cap. but was a poor performer on the hills.
Looking forward to trying our new 2010 Nissan Crew Cab 4.0 Ltr. PU. with 6100 #'s of tow cap. and lots more torque!!! It's a real "Go getter".
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Old 11-29-2010, 04:16 PM   #9
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My dear Alf;
I also have an '05 Taurus wagon and I had planned to tow with it - - - until I saw the low ratings this vehicle has. I can tow to my hearts content, as long as I don't go over 1100 lbs ??? What kind of package is this? I did the research and found the biggest problem is the rear springs on the wagon (these are special springs to maintain a minimum ride - and fit the body). These can be upgraded with aftermarket springs, aftermarket shocks, air ride bags etc., etc., etc.
So I went out and bought an F-150 that has 8000 lbs towing capacity - until I found out the springs on that vehicle are kind of wishie washie. I need to upgrade the springs again and install a solid anti-sway bar on the rear suspension...

I can't win for playing, can I???
If I can find a really good trailer (e.g. a bigfoot fifth wheel, or a nice old Amerigo with lots of room) I will join the ranks of you folks. Now I find out St. Louis is not the hot bed of fiberglass trailers as I had hoped it to be...

STRIKE THREE!!!!

Keep in touch sir as will I.
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Hi: Mike Hilliard... Your batting average is about... "Like mine"!!! I just hope that with the Nissan Frontier 4X4's 4 leaves+ helpers under neath, I don't have to go to great lengths to add-a-lot.
Our Escape 5.0 has a max. axle cap. of 3500#'s and a pin weight of less than 500#'s and I have been told by other owners towing the same combo that their truck only squats down by an inch with the trailer attached.
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Old 11-30-2010, 10:08 AM   #11
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It is not just about weight, though that is important; the air being pushed is more important for super ultra lights. They even make a WD hitch for super ultra lights rated 350 / 3500 lbs, "Trans coolers" and electric brakes all help. WD systems level the load a requirement in Ontario, unlike extra springs they keep the nice factory ride.
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Hi: All... We did tow with an '05 Ford Taurus V6 3.0 Ltr Wagon. The only problem was finding stats for it. It had 2000 #'s of cargo cap. but only 1250 #'s of trailer cap. Seemed a bit over on one and short on the other.
Our '02 4.3 Ltr. V6 Sierra PU. had 5800 #'s of tow cap. but was a poor performer on the hills.
Looking forward to trying our new 2010 Nissan Crew Cab 4.0 Ltr. PU. with 6100 #'s of tow cap. and lots more torque!!! It's a real "Go getter".
Alf S. North shore of Lake Erie
The Frontier should perform very well. That is an excellent engine.
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Getting a new car. The one Kia comes with an optional class 3 hitch; they had one on the dealer showroom floor with hitch pre installed. It is famous for is towing capacity. We looked at it for our new car but in the end our trailer only weights 2000 lbs. and it was more than we needed.
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We are buying a 17' Casita-2500 lbs. We want to pull it with a 2001 Isuzu Rodeo with towing capacity of 4500 lbs. We are getting a class 3 trailer hitch with brake wiring installed.The engine is a 3.2L V6 with a 4 speed overdrive transmission with an engine rated at 205 hp. It also has winter start and power transmission mode. Will we be able to tow this trailer comfortably, especially up mountains?
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