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Old 03-23-2014, 09:31 AM   #11
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The only problem will be that the truck is pretty bulky and difficult to manouver in parking lots. But we're going to outfit it with a backup camera and I am sure with practice it will get easier. Hubby is happy he'll be able to finally park his car in the garage as the truck won't fit
I wish my truck was that nimble. At 22ft long, my crew cab long bed 1 ton can be challenging, but it does what I got it for. Tows our 5th wheel with ease. You made a good choice in an upgrade of vehicle for your needs.
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Old 03-23-2014, 10:28 AM   #12
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Mine fits in the longer garage with the hitch head on...the bigger problem was my 7'6" garage door and the roof of my cab...it touches the weatherstrip pulling in =-O. Best thing is to get the truck and drive it and practice....soon enough you will be whipping it around like a sports car.....!!...lol...good luck and congrats !!

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Old 03-24-2014, 12:22 PM   #13
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I pull with a 2013 explorer and it is an excellent tow vehicle. We are towing 5000 pound 25 foot long surveyor and have had no problems. We do have blue ox hitch which could have a lot to do with the handling characteristics.
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Old 03-27-2014, 05:03 AM   #14
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I towed my 3000 lbs trailer with a2010 nissan pathfinder. It handled the TT very well. It has a 6000 lbs towing capacity.
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Old 03-27-2014, 06:19 AM   #15
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I have never heard of anyone complaining about too much tow vehicle!
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Old 03-27-2014, 06:27 AM   #16
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I have never heard of anyone complaining about too much tow vehicle!
Back in the 90s, a fellow race team had a MDT box like truck, with storage and a little "living area" towing a tag along enclosed race car trailer. Well, it towed it well with the exception that it broke the tongue off the trailer because of the stiff spring suspension. We were in the process of taking a full sized school bus and shortening it for our tow vehicle. With that lesson learned, I designed and the guys built an air ride receiver for the bus. Our team never had a broken tongue. Moral of the story, when you start breaking trailer tongues, you may have too much truck.

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Old 03-27-2014, 07:07 AM   #17
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That sounds more like an overloaded trailer, front weighted trailer problem, than TV problem. I've seen what some of these guys put in the front of their race trailers.
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Old 03-27-2014, 07:37 AM   #18
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That sounds more like an overloaded trailer, front weighted trailer problem, than TV problem. I've seen what some of these guys put in the front of their race trailers.
Aaaa "hooks" "ers" ?

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I see you're getting a tundra but, as a FYI to others who check this thread, we used to own a flex. Despite what a sales guy tries to tell you it's just a minivan. Through and through it's a minivan with back doors that swing out instead of sliding. It was a really nice minivan but no way I'd compare it to an SUV.
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I would recommend the new 2014 Grand Cherokee (Diesel). Its rated for 7000+lbs.
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