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Old 03-14-2016, 09:54 PM   #11
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May be too much a camper for the soccer mom suv's (Explorer, Traverse, etc). The Durango and Grand Cherokee can do it. The same engines in most of those in a 1/2 ton can definitely do it. My Duh (not the same as today's Duh, older, not necessarily better) towed my previous htt (sob 21rbss @6.5k loaded) and the ikss ok. Am looking to upgrade after this season. (Those 2017 FISO's, i mean F150's, look too good to pass up)

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Old 03-15-2016, 01:17 AM   #12
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Jeep Grand Cherokee is the choice...and your wife will be happy!!

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Old 03-15-2016, 11:22 AM   #13
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I think the newer Durango with it's low center of gravity would be just dandy!

Also don't forget that a good hitch, like an Equal-i-zer, and decent brake controller are essential to safe towing... at least in my opinion. And remember to set-up/adjust the hitch AFTER you have loaded things up similar to what you will when camping. You might do it several times at first as you are figuring out how you want to load things and what you are going to pack. You should at least check it if you make too many changes in what/how things are packed. If you plan to travel with tanks empty make sure they are when you adjust the hitch, and other things like that.
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Old 03-15-2016, 11:39 PM   #14
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I have no doubt my V6 Escape will be under qualified. I suspect I will need a 1500 series vehicle. I was hoping, for my wife's sake, it would not need to be a Pick-up. I am OK with it, but for her it may be too big. This year is not an issue since we will be at the seasonal all Summer, but next year we plan on touring. We are planning on renting an F150 to get it up to the site.

Thanks for the feedback
My wife has a 2014 Escape she picked out all by herself. If the F250 is in the driveway she will take it every time as 'it is fun to drive'. So ~~ don't be surprised if you are buying HER a truck!
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Old 03-16-2016, 10:37 AM   #15
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Congratulations on the new Roo, I think you are going to love it.
You will definitely need a new tow vehicle, but as said before, don't be surprised if your wife actually loves a truck. We recently purchased a full-size crew cab F150 and my wife absolutely loves it , though she never wanted a truck before or had any desire for something so large.
Also, regarding your solar question: we purchased a terrific Zamp portable 200W set up from Solardealz. The customer service was terrific, helped us size properly for our set up, and we absolutely love the simplicity and efficiency of the high quality Zamp system. Check out Solardealz, I think they are out of Oregon or Washington, give them a call to discuss.
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