Georgetown Towing question
As I just got my new 364TS, I traded in my truck on it. Need another vehicle and wanted to ask some GT users their thoughts as I would prefer to get a vehicle that gives me the option of towing it.
First, the Ford F53 manual for my 22k GVW unit states 4,000 pound tow rating. The hitch on the back has a 5,000 pound label on it...in my mind BAD idea for a manufacturer to put a 5k hitch on a 4k capable frame, sounds like something waiting to happen.
Either way, I have chosen to use 5k as my limit. My biggest other limitation is that the vehicle must seat 6 people...no easy task under 4k but much easier under 5k.
There are very limited vehicles that can hold 6 people and be towed 4 down, Suzuki XL7 is the only one that I have found that meets weight requirements, 2006 and older only. I hate to buy a vehicle that old with 100k plus miles on it then spend 2-3k to set it up for a tow. Any other 4 down vehicles I am missing? It seems the newer the model the more restrictions the manufacturers put on and don't want you to tow.
Other option I have looked at for dolly tow was a Mazda 5 as its only about 3600 pounds and a 500 pound dolly would keep it nice and light. Plus if I change vehicles I still have the dolly.
Any other vehicles out there I am missing? I need to get something quickly that will be my daily driver but also hopefully gives me the option to tow it when I am ready to do that.
Thanks in advance!