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Old 07-23-2015, 08:51 PM   #71
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I saw that. I've been a fan of the Touareg as a tow vehicle for some time. If I were to ever get rid of my F150 for another tow, it'd be the Touareg. Superb towing capacity and great gas mileage while doing it.
Yep, just waiting to win the lotto or for it to rain so the money tree in my back yard starts producing. not counting on either to happen any time soon.

I know a party who is pulling a vintage 30' Airstream with a Tourareg and they love it. Claim it to be a much nicer tow then their previous newer model V8 truck.
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Old 07-23-2015, 08:57 PM   #72
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Hummm, I traded in a Triton V8 Ford last year for a 3.5 Ecoboost Ford. HUGE difference in fuel mileage. I need a truck, own an Escape 5.0TA. Still love my new 2014 Ford AND the trailer. I'm expecting Ten Forward will outlast the tug and I still am expecting to buy another Ford product in the future, like 10 years down the line. YMMV
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Old 10-29-2017, 06:18 PM   #73
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Our next tow vehicle is a 2012 Toyota Tundra Double Cab 4X4 with the 5.7L V8 engine. The tow capacity will easily handle the 1988 Bigfoot fifth wheel that we've purchased and I have completed, with the help of an extremely good friend, the installation of the gooseneck ball assembly from Draw-Tite. We will add the Anderson Ultimate Fifth Wheel adaptor to the ball, model #3220, that is at the UPS distribution center in town right now, ready for delivery tomorrow.

Just waiting for my passport to drive to Ontario to pick up the new-to-us fiver. I suck as waiting so it's been good to have these things to work on while being forced to wait for the government to process my expedited passport application. Tic-tic-tic...

Can you say, "ROAD TRIP!"
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Old 10-29-2017, 06:39 PM   #74
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Our next tow vehicle is a 2012 Toyota Tundra Double Cab 4X4 with the 5.7L V8 engine. The tow capacity will easily handle the 1988 Bigfoot fifth wheel that we've purchased and I have completed, with the help of an extremely good friend, the installation of the gooseneck ball assembly from Draw-Tite. We will add the Anderson Ultimate Fifth Wheel adaptor to the ball, model #3220, that is at the UPS distribution center in town right now, ready for delivery tomorrow.

Just waiting for my passport to drive to Ontario to pick up the new-to-us fiver. I suck as waiting so it's been good to have these things to work on while being forced to wait for the government to process my expedited passport application. Tic-tic-tic...

Can you say, "ROAD TRIP!"
I had to read your post 4 or 5 times before the light went on and I realized you were joking . My wife's right , I am starting to have those senior moments. !!
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Old 10-30-2017, 07:10 AM   #75
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I had to read your post 4 or 5 times before the light went on and I realized you were joking . My wife's right , I am starting to have those senior moments. !!
Steve, no joke intended. Trying to keep it light while I'm/we're waiting to retrieve our Bigfoot and hoping to beat the snow. Not much chance of that but I'm still going on the road trip.
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Old 10-30-2017, 07:21 AM   #76
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Our next tow vehicle is a 2012 Toyota Tundra Double Cab 4X4 with the 5.7L V8 engine. The tow capacity will easily handle the 1988 Bigfoot fifth wheel that we've purchased and I have completed, with the help of an extremely good friend, the installation of the gooseneck ball assembly from Draw-Tite. We will add the Anderson Ultimate Fifth Wheel adaptor to the ball, model #3220, that is at the UPS distribution center in town right now, ready for delivery tomorrow.



Just waiting for my passport to drive to Ontario to pick up the new-to-us fiver. I suck as waiting so it's been good to have these things to work on while being forced to wait for the government to process my expedited passport application. Tic-tic-tic...



Can you say, "ROAD TRIP!"
This is mine,what a Beast!

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Old 10-30-2017, 07:28 AM   #77
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Steve, no joke intended. Trying to keep it light while I'm/we're waiting to retrieve our Bigfoot and hoping to beat the snow. Not much chance of that but I'm still going on the road trip.
We've had snow on the ground since Friday but it is starting to melt. I wouldn't worry about the roads in the upper Midwest and Canada , we actually have snow plows and we actually know how to use them. Just stay out of Atlanta !!
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Old 10-30-2017, 11:20 AM   #78
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yes to snow ploys

stay out of s/e Missouri during snow season I have see i55 almost undrivable after a big snowstorm or ice storm they have no campacity to handle snow.


Think washboard for miles


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stay out of s/e Missouri during snow season I have see i55 almost undrivable after a big snowstorm or ice storm they have no campacity to handle snow.


Think washboard for miles


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Old 11-02-2017, 03:50 PM   #80
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Clifford, the Big Red Truck

Clifford is ready for his debut as our new tow vehicle: gooseneck hitch has been installed and the Anderson Ultimate Fifth Wheel Adaptor arrived yesterday. I picked Clifford up from the doctor's office where he has his new bedliner sprayed in yesterday and the towing mirrors arrived from Amazon this afternoon.

Just waiting for my passport and I'll be heading to Canada to pick up our new-to-us Bigfoot!
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Old 11-02-2017, 09:48 PM   #81
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Clifford is ready for his debut as our new tow vehicle: gooseneck hitch has been installed and the Anderson Ultimate Fifth Wheel Adaptor arrived yesterday. I picked Clifford up from the doctor's office where he has his new bedliner sprayed in yesterday
This reminds me of this old gem about a trip to the doctor's...

I hope that Clifford wasn't impaired by his treatment...
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Old 11-03-2017, 06:06 PM   #82
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Canyon / Colorado Duramax 2.8L Turbo-Diesel

Thanks asking the question. I was hoping someone would offer some real life first hand experience with the Duramax 2.8L ???

We just returned form a 26,000km 88 day cross country trip. Our car is a 2003 GMC Envoy, 4 dr, 4wd, 4L straight six. It currently has 286,000km on it and it runs without complaint and is a real pleasure to drive. The only thing I could ask for is a Bluetooth connection to the in-car stereo. Our trailer is a 1973 13' Trillium. The Envoy had to work hard to get through West Virginia, through Colorado and from Las Vegas to Portland via Bend, but it did the job without concern. Its going to be real difficult to replace this suv with another.
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Old 11-04-2017, 12:22 PM   #83
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gotta agree Daryl....

"Its going to be real difficult to replace this suv with another."

I drive an 07 Dodge Nitro, 4x4, 3.7L ....

Last year I sort of toyed with the idea of a change and went shopping. It seemed to me that ten years later one had to look very hard to get the same tow capacity without going to a pick-up...or paying a real high price for a "high end" SUV (with all the bells and whistles I don't want/need BTW).

this is completely anecdotal of course...

I, like you, very much enjoy the vehicle I got right now. In the end I decided to spend the money on the Nitro (tranny, wh bearings, cv joints) to extend its "life" with me for another five years... (that's only about 12,000km a year for me)....time will tell if that was a good decision

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Old 11-07-2017, 11:40 AM   #84
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Hopefully mine will be stolen. Cheaper that way.
We have a 2015 Chevy Colorado. Just waiting for the camper to be built in the spring.
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