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Old 02-08-2011, 08:44 AM   #1
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Tow vehicle ??

Group : What is your "tow vehicle" & what are you towing with it ??

Just curious, since...we're the ultra-light folks !!

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Old 02-08-2011, 09:26 AM   #2
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I tow my 1975 Trillium 1300 with a 2005 Subaru Legacy GT Wagon,2.5L Turbo, Manual Transmission and it seems a pretty good fit. The only issue we did have was the rear springs would compress a bit too much so my husband stuck in a set of spring restrictors and we haven't had an problems since. Fun car to drive with or without the trailer in tow!
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Old 02-08-2011, 11:19 AM   #3
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Old 02-08-2011, 12:43 PM   #4
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Old 02-08-2011, 03:21 PM   #5
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Old 02-08-2011, 05:59 PM   #6
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We have a 16' Scamp pulled by a '07 Nissian Xterra. I just got the Scamp in October and put about 1200 miles on it coming back from Backus, MN. Then we took a 3000 miles trip to California for Thanksgiving. Even towed it through 6" of snow. It towed real well.
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Old 02-08-2011, 07:59 PM   #7
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Here we are in the Grande Cache Alberta area towing a 1300 boler with a 2004 Toyota Highlander with a V6. We have also used a 4X4 Dodge Dakota extended cab with a V8 and earlier a Safarri van with a V6. Never had a problem unless it's "How much extra can we cram into the tow"?
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Old 02-08-2011, 09:52 PM   #8
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Will have to take pictures of hooked up rig in summer
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Old 02-08-2011, 10:50 PM   #9
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....'bout says it all, LOL!!!!
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Old 02-18-2011, 08:05 AM   #10
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Old 02-18-2011, 08:08 AM   #11
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Old 02-18-2011, 11:21 AM   #12
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I tow with a 1993 Toyota 2wd 22re 4 cylinder 5 speed regular cab, pulling a class of 72 Boler American 13'.
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Old 02-18-2011, 12:08 PM   #13
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We tow with a 2006 Toyota Sienna (minivan). Our trailer is a 1980 Bigfoot (17') model 15B17G.

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Old 02-18-2011, 01:49 PM   #14
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We have a 2010 Escape 13 and tow with a 2003 Subaru Forester.

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Old 02-18-2011, 03:25 PM   #15
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Old 02-18-2011, 04:45 PM   #16
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Brian - what towing mpg do you get with the Forester?
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Old 02-18-2011, 06:01 PM   #17
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We tow a 1995 Casita 16 with our 2004 Honda CRV, manual transmission, 4 cylinder and got 23 mpg from FL to NH.

Yesterday we picked up our 1991 Scamp 16 with our Honda and got 22 mpg, we were running our air conditioner and their was a fair amount of traffic lights. We'll see what weget in normal towing situation when we bring it home to NH.

I will say the Scamp towed nicely.

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Old 02-18-2011, 08:50 PM   #18
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Norm Im I wrong in believing that the CRV is only rated for 1500lbs tow cap?

I recall looking at them as I like them but the tow limit took them out of the running for towing my 16' which comes in at about 2500lbs when fully loaded with a couple of weeks worth a gear and food but no water.
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I tow a 1978 Fiber Stream 16 with a 2003 Honda Odyssey LX.
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Old 02-19-2011, 07:13 AM   #20
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Is there an objective way of measuring towing capacity?

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Norm Im I wrong in believing that the CRV is only rated for 1500lbs tow cap?

I recall looking at them as I like them but the tow limit took them out of the running for towing my 16' which comes in at about 2500lbs when fully loaded with a couple of weeks worth a gear and food but no water.
Carol:

You need to read this thread:

http://www.fiberglassrv.com/forums/f...crv-45113.html

There is also a very long thread on the Casita forum on the philosophy of towing which touches on the same points. The moderator closed the discussion when it seemed to have reached a dead end.

http://www.casitaforum.com/invboard/...=1&#entry49888

Some people feel that vehicle towing capacity is subjective (if you feel it is safe, it is safe). The argument from others is that the towing capacity by North American auto companies should be used as the basis for determining whether it is safe to tow a trailer or not. Still others says that the European standards for towing capacity should be used. Some people like to apply a standard on top of the towing capacity of North American auto companies, e.g. never go over 80% of the vehicle rated towing capacity.

This discussion has been going on for years and sometimes is pretty heated with questions being raised about the sanity of some of the forum members.

I would hope that there is an objective method of determining towing capacity used by the auto companies but I have so far not been able to find one. This is a subject that needs some sober thought.

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