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Old 05-30-2012, 12:39 AM   #31
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I finally have a few pictures of my FIAT Dinghy behind my Georgetown.
I unstalled the vehicle plate myself and I used a Roadmaster All Terrain Sterling which is over kill for the 2,363 lb car.
I used a 6" drop and wired my car myself also.
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Old 05-30-2012, 03:33 AM   #32
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Ford!
[Dodge minded humor ahead...Ford fans beware]

You just say that because thats what Fords are used to...

I kid, I kid...

I would honestly love to tug around a little Fiat 500 Abarth or a Jeep Wrangler. Both are lightweight and would be a blast depending on where you were going. Plus like Iggy said, lighter weights=bigger fuel savings.
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I wonder if the new Dart with the turbo will be able to tow 4 flat...



That might be a fun little town runner, too...
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2012 Dodge Dart basic curb weight is 3211 lb which is nice.
Looks like a fun car to drive also.
Seems that the manufacturers are heading to more smaller energy efficient cars to drive locally. Like it.
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2012 Dodge Dart basic curb weight is 3211 lb which is nice.
Looks like a fun car to drive also.
Seems that the manufacturers are heading to more smaller energy efficient cars to drive locally. Like it.
This little beast is based off the Alfa Romeo Giulietta. Very nice European car. The Alfa itself is on its way back to the states sometime in the near future due to the Dodge/Fiat alliance. Will be interesting! All the new car engines are Fiat/Alfa designs and get great power with good fuel efficiency. Tigershark, Tigershark Multiair 2, and Turbo Multiair. All getting over 160hp and 36-41 hwy mileage. Not too bad and should make good, fun toads on larger platforms.

On a different note, this would have been an interesting car to have seen make the market.



Was going to be the 2010 Dodge Hornet, had the market not fallen apart...

Don't think I would have owned one, but it sure is a good looking mini car.
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Old 06-01-2012, 02:54 PM   #36
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towing behind a Georgetown

I have a 2004/5 Georgetown 375. I tow a Jeep Grand Cherokee. Other than gas mileage you don't know it's there. You will find that Jeeps with a quadratic II transmission need just a push of a button which disconnects the transfer case. The jeep then tows all wheels down, in park and locked. Just drive and forget it's there. Don't forget to get a braking system such as "even brake" or "brake buddy". It's the law in all states and all provinces in Canada. Don't be fooled by people who think you can tow something over 2000 lbs (about 1000 kg).
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Old 06-02-2012, 12:52 AM   #37
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I have a 2004/5 Georgetown 375. I tow a Jeep Grand Cherokee. Other than gas mileage you don't know it's there. You will find that Jeeps with a quadratic II transmission need just a push of a button which disconnects the transfer case. The jeep then tows all wheels down, in park and locked. Just drive and forget it's there. Don't forget to get a braking system such as "even brake" or "brake buddy". It's the law in all states and all provinces in Canada. Don't be fooled by people who think you can tow something over 2000 lbs (about 1000 kg).

That's why I don't go to Canada nor California.
When a 26,000 lb vehicle is pulling a 2,363 lb toad it can stop with no problem. I see little cars pulling boats and trailers that weigh more and they don't need brakes.

Now if I had a smaller Classs C and pulling a 5,000lb Jeep you bet I want toad brakes.

It is all in relation to the size of the motorhome and the size of the toad.
Many places in Canada say that all you need to prove is that you can stop within a specified distance to not need aux brakes in the toad.

Now in conclusion. If I wa sgoing down hill at 65-70 MPH and I lose control those aux brakes in the toad is useless because it will be a big wreck and it wouldn't be because the toad didn't have brakes or not.

Get my point?
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