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Old 05-11-2011, 10:54 PM   #71
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In my state, if you purchase a "tow vehicle", the dealer has to guarantee the vehicle can tow your trailer if you own one. This is a state law. When auto dealers sold too small a vehicle for towing, they'd obviously have problems. In your case, you bought the vehicle first, then later decided to buy the trailer. You need to tell the dealer the specs of the trailer.
While that may be the law, the dealer will follow the letter of the law, using base minimums for meeting criteria, if the dry weight stated even a pound below the truck's GVWR, then they would probably win. I would expect that it needs to be in writing in your original contract that you intend this to be a tow vehicle and the trailer specs would probably have to be included on the contract. I don't think this is a fail safe by any means
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Old 05-11-2011, 11:22 PM   #72
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i'm sorry folks, but advice like better tires and rear end gear changes, IMHO, are not useful.
remember, she has a V-6 PATHFINDER, pulling a trailer that's over 31'!
gear changes and tire changes aren't going to change the fact that this TV is not adequate, for that long of a trailer.
and, she may be also at the TV's weight max.
I agree. If you aren't comfortable towing it because it feels like it's too much, it's too much. I know I wouldn't be towing it based on the weight specs you listed, and you can't base anything on dry weight limits.
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Old 05-12-2011, 12:03 AM   #73
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Well the one I was looking is a v8 with transmission cooling package and tt brakes, but I don't know if a hybrid will make a good towing V
I do need an SUV I have 3 kids, and I like the third row.
Thank you for your help
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Old 05-12-2011, 12:08 AM   #74
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I think your pulling our chain.
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Old 05-12-2011, 12:48 AM   #75
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While that may be the law, the dealer will follow the letter of the law, using base minimums for meeting criteria, if the dry weight stated even a pound below the truck's GVWR, then they would probably win. I would expect that it needs to be in writing in your original contract that you intend this to be a tow vehicle and the trailer specs would probably have to be included on the contract. I don't think this is a fail safe by any means
What I stated was the law. What you are doing is twisting words, meanings, and injecting your opinion. Stick to facts.
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Old 05-12-2011, 11:43 AM   #76
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Well the one I was looking is a v8 with transmission cooling package and tt brakes, but I don't know if a hybrid will make a good towing V
I do need an SUV I have 3 kids, and I like the third row.
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Rchel72, there's no hybrid out there, that can tow a trailer like the one you have.
the hybrid SUVs have heavy batteries that will lower its tow capacity, by a lot.
they have a much lower tow capacity, than the equivalent non-hybrid ones.
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I think your pulling our chain.
....hum.... could this be a troll ?
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