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Old 10-19-2014, 09:16 AM   #21
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I Pulled a roo 233s with my 2007 chrysler aspen( 5.7 hemi). pulled great! the roo is heavier then your mini lite. if I were looking for an SUV to pull a trailer with it would be one with a full frame under it. very few have that anymore. how many will go in the vehicle? if it is just 2 I would get a short box reg cab pickup.
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Old 10-19-2014, 09:18 AM   #22
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a short bed reg cab truck would be a HORRIBLE tow vehicle. Being so light and short you would be jerked all over the road
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Old 10-19-2014, 09:45 AM   #23
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I don't know why you wouldn't be able to tow with an SUV. Shop around and make sure the tow ratings are good and you're within your limits.
Personally I would use a full size with a V8. From there look at the options for the vehicle like a tow package and such. Maybe add a heavy duty oil and trans cooler to take care of the drive train and make sure you don't have P rated tires.
I'm pretty adamant about making sure I have the right tools for the job, even if it's a bit of overkill. Better safe than sorry. You never know where that camping adventure might take you.
One year we were pulling the grade on the backside of Cloudcroft NM and saw several light duty vehicles and one HD vehicle pulled off to the side with their hoods up overheated. All pulling campers. That type of engine / tranny damage can get expensive real quick. Not to mention possibly ruining a camping trip.


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Old 10-19-2014, 10:01 AM   #24
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I am unable to overcome maneuvering it, parking it, and generally dealing with it.
Wondering if an SUV would be capable of towing as my husband has to do all the driving now.
this statement right here tells me there is no good solution for your problem. If you are that uncomfortable driving a truck at all, towing is not for you. Sounds like you would be way to nervous to be able to do so safely.
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Old 10-19-2014, 10:46 AM   #25
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this statement right here tells me there is no good solution for your problem. If you are that uncomfortable driving a truck at all, towing is not for your. Sounds like you would be way to nervous to be able to do so safely.
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Old 10-19-2014, 01:31 PM   #26
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I don't have a certain suv in mind, it is that I can't drive the the truck.
I am unable to overcome maneuvering it, parking it, and generally dealing with it.
Wondering if an SUV would be capable of towing as my husband has to do all the driving now.

Since I only had a Rav4 when I brought my TT I used to borrow my sister's Yukon for towing. I was more comfortable towing with it than driving it while camping. When first I brought my truck I had some adjusting to do for sure. The trucks mirrors helped especially after upgrading to tow mirrors. What helped the most was having a rear camera installed as well going slowly when parking or backing up.
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Old 10-19-2014, 02:01 PM   #27
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About load-distribution hitches

Hey experts,
I'm looking at a trailer with a 740 lb dry hitch weight, but my tow vehicle has a max 720 lb tongue weight. The salesman says that this is no problem because of the weight distribution hitch that I'll be using.
May I have your input on this so that I can make an intelligent decision? All other weights are within limits.
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Old 10-19-2014, 02:56 PM   #28
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Hey experts,
I'm looking at a trailer with a 740 lb dry hitch weight, but my tow vehicle has a max 720 lb tongue weight. The salesman says that this is no problem because of the weight distribution hitch that I'll be using.
May I have your input on this so that I can make an intelligent decision? All other weights are within limits.
I'm assuming that the 720 lb. figure you gave is the rating of your TV without a WD hitch. There should also be a rating of the maximum tongue weight with a WD hitch. That's the figure to go with, provided you don't exceed the max cargo or axle rating of your TV. No WD hitch can supersede the second rating.
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Old 10-19-2014, 03:09 PM   #29
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this statement right here tells me there is no good solution for your problem. If you are that uncomfortable driving a truck at all, towing is not for you. Sounds like you would be way to nervous to be able to do so safely.
Agreed. You have to be confident and comfortable in towing to do it safely.
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Tow with an SUV?

+1 for Jeep Grand Cherokee. I have the 6.4 liter and tow our 5100lb 26 ft trailer with ease. Tows solid, no sway problems whatsoever and more than enough power. Of course, I have a good hitch setup too.


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