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Old 10-15-2022, 02:32 PM   #41
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Well if I could coms up withthe 50G to put Fords kit EV in,,, until then she be ICE!!
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Old 10-16-2022, 06:10 AM   #42
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Old 10-16-2022, 07:12 PM   #43
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2013 Ford Expedition EL, 5.4L V8. No battery-powered vehicles for me.
Nice links. Do you play ? I’ve been playing for over 45 years with my musical partner, and for the first 15 years of my career I was in arts management presenting traditional music.
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Old 10-16-2022, 09:43 PM   #44
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Nice links. Do you play ? I’ve been playing for over 45 years with my musical partner, and for the first 15 years of my career I was in arts management presenting traditional music.
Thanks. Not a musician, just a DJ.
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Old 01-18-2023, 05:43 PM   #45
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And here I am again, this time appropriating her log-in for "ours".
Audi Q5 for the Casita. 2.0 liter four, 8 speed auto, AWD, "requires" 91+ octane, 28~30 mpg, or 18~22 when towing the Casi. BIG gas tank, so long range even towing, but OUCH! The $100 pay-at-the-pump limit isn't always enough.
That's very impressive! I'm considering a Q5 for my Scamp 16 Deluxe. Anything specific I should know about this vehicle in towing use, or otherwise? How's the quality and reliability?
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Old 01-19-2023, 06:12 AM   #46
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2021 Subaru Ascent. Great workhorse. Tows our 2016 Parkliner perfectly, without any wobble or tow bar.

Love me some Subie!
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Old 01-19-2023, 07:07 AM   #47
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2021 Subaru Ascent. Great workhorse. Tows our 2016 Parkliner perfectly, without any wobble or tow bar.

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Does your Subie have a CV Transmission?
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Old 01-19-2023, 07:31 AM   #48
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Yes. Although I was unsure when I bought it, it's been flawless and super smooth for the first 38k miles. It's crazy smooth.

I assumed your response referred to the early Ascent cv issues. My sense at this point is that, since around 20, certainly 21, they have gotten the cv issues resolved in most cases. I'm now seeing Ascents routinely on the Subaru reliability lists, whereas they were beaten up pretty bad in the 18-21 models. Just like medical records for humans, once you get a diagnosis on your record once, it's on there for life.
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Old 01-19-2023, 08:37 AM   #49
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Yes. Although I was unsure when I bought it, it's been flawless and super smooth for the first 38k miles. It's crazy smooth.

I assumed your response referred to the early Ascent cv issues. My sense at this point is that, since around 20, certainly 21, they have gotten the cv issues resolved in most cases. I'm now seeing Ascents routinely on the Subaru reliability lists, whereas they were beaten up pretty bad in the 18-21 models. Just like medical records for humans, once you get a diagnosis on your record once, it's on there for life.
I don't know enough to ask about models or years. Just surprised that CVTs are OK'd for towing anything, not to mention a travel trailer (albeit a small one).
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Old 01-19-2023, 08:26 PM   #50
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I tow our E19 Escape with a Subaru Ascent, no issues at all.
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Old 01-19-2023, 10:12 PM   #51
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I tow my lightweight Eriba Puck with either my old Land Rover Defender 90 with a 4 cylinder turbocharged diesel (112 HP) or my 2020 Land Rover Defender 110 with the 4 cylinder turbo gas engine.
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Old 02-24-2023, 01:17 PM   #52
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I tow our Casita Independence Deluxe with a 2020 Nissan Frontier SV FWD. The 2020 and newer Frontiers have the 310hp V6 Engine with a 9 speed transmission. The trailer loaded is just a little over 3000lbs and pulls easy with the Frontier. I could easily cruise at 80mph if I needed to but choose to stay at 65mph for safety and lower stress. Getting about 17 mpg at 65mph so we stop every 200 miles or so to fill up and stretch our legs.
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Old 02-24-2023, 04:44 PM   #53
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Old 04-12-2023, 11:22 AM   #54
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Had a '18 Dodge Durango GT AWD V6 that was great. got 18 with the 17 SD Casita and 27 on the highway. Someone wanted it more than me and offered too much so now I have an '05 Chev Trailblazer EXT RWD that gets 18 on the highway, we'll see about towing mileage (expect maybe 13) but the difference I banked will buy a lot of gas. Before had a GMC Envoy Denali V8 that got 15.5 towing and had a lot of power.
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Old 06-01-2023, 07:41 PM   #55
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My t.v. is a chevy s 10 v 6 manual. My trailer is a 2016 13 ft scamp with a bathroom
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Old 06-01-2023, 08:03 PM   #56
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2023 Ford Maverick XLT, 2.0 ecoboost with 4K tow package. Trailer is 2015 Scamp 16 Deluxe. 23.6 mpg on road trip through Nevada,
Utah, Arizona and New Mexico.
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Old 06-02-2023, 08:13 AM   #57
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ID:	149321Since my Casita 17 SD will be antique I like an older TV. The vehicle I tow with is a 2005 Chevrolet Trailblazer EXT. It has front and rear class 3 hitches and rooftop racking so I can get all the necessary comfort stuff two 80 year olds need when camping. The SUV is in perfect condition at a cost of under $14K. The trailer is a '99 model.
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Old 06-04-2023, 04:04 PM   #58
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Our 2021 Subaru Outback Touring XT tows our 13 ft Scamp easily. It’s rated to tow up to 3,500 lbs.
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Old 08-22-2023, 09:43 PM   #59
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2010 Dodge Grand Caravan, 3.3L V6
OK, so I just got back from a 3500km road trip in ND, SD, IA, MN so fairly flat and this base model 3.3L engine is lacking at times. I did not realize that the 3.3 only has 180hp while the 3.6 has 283hp (the 3.3 is a SOHV and the 3.6 is a DOHV)

This van was up to the task, but with the 3.3 comes a 4-speed transmission and I only drove as fast as it could that would still keep it in 4th gear most of the time for fuel economy. This meant 55mph most of the time. I stayed off of Interstates for the most part but when I was on them, people seemed to know how to safely get around my slow moving rig.

It was certainly capable of going faster but it would then be in 3rd gear and only getting 12mpg. I monitored transmission temperatures with a bluetooth ODBII dongle and it never had a problem in that area.

I would recommend a slightly newer (or much newer) Dodge Grand Caravan with the 3.6L, 6-speed, and the tow package if one wanted to go up mountains or do 65-75mph on the Interstates.


I like this format of vehicle for road trips, as we can put our 2 bikes right inside the van and get them in and out when we want, without having to unhitch, and it rides comfy. Just need the bigger engine/tow package.

Here is a picture of it with some other big rigs.
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