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Old 07-03-2015, 04:11 PM   #11
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I guess our only answer is a Yukon or Tahoe.
i think you'll be surprised how close the Tahoe/Yukon mpg is to the Acadia/Traverse.
their v-8 has the v-4 feature, often called Displacement on Demand, which can enable them to get 20-21 mpg on the highway.

i have the same type of engine but in a bigger longer vehicle and i can get 20 mpg highway.
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A Jeep Grand Cmif outfitted with the appropriate tow pkg. should handle your TT.
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Old 07-03-2015, 06:15 PM   #14
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I've seen others on here talk about the VW Touareg as a good tow vehicle. Just another suggestion


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Old 07-03-2015, 06:22 PM   #15
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I do have a lead on a 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4x4. What would that be like as a TV?
Which engine?
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Old 07-04-2015, 05:49 PM   #16
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I've seen others on here talk about the VW Touareg as a good tow vehicle. Just another suggestion


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Touareg is good as is BMW X5, just get the diesel versions and you'd be surprised what they tow.


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Old 07-05-2015, 11:01 AM   #18
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I would suggest if you are going to stick with a SUV you have the following options available on the configuration and be looking at towing up to a ROO19 size trailer with the slab front:
Factory tow package including the extra transmission cooler
AWD vv 4 wheel drive as a minimum
A manual shift ride override/selector on your gearbox to manage the transmission and shift process when in hilly country
Load sharing stabilizer hitch
To cut down wind effect a wind deflector such as in RV Fuel Savings Guide
This also stops snow accumulation on the front slab and picking up bugs.

I had a Hyundai Santa Fe configuration and this coped most things OK and regularly crossed the Appalachians in the winter until I moved up to a 5th wheel and a fully configured F150 with a 11K tow capacity. If you want to do serious towing a truck is the only way and I get the same gas mileage as I did with the SUV pulling over 2+ X the weight.
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I really appreciate all your advice. We went to the dealership yesterday and walked out with a brand new truck max towing 11200 lbs

We were surprised with how big the back seat was for the kids and dog and really fell in love with all the bells and whistles.

Your doses of reality when towing with an SUV helped us immensely. Thanks!
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What did you drive out with??
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