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Re: what does everyone use for a tow vehicle.

Postby MatthewWorks » Tue Oct 18, 2016 5:31 pm

Nothing exciting... 2012 Tacoma with a tow package (6500 lb rating) and and 2010 Chevy Express with a 10,000 lb rating. I think even if I overbuild, I'll be okay...

Excited to someday start towing, and stop designing...
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Re: what does everyone use for a tow vehicle.

Postby bobhenry » Wed Oct 19, 2016 6:06 am

OH OH OH I got a new one for my tiny house........Image
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Re: what does everyone use for a tow vehicle.

Postby Art Mini » Tue Oct 25, 2016 10:19 pm

2011 Toyota Rav 4 V6 4wd. It's more than I need for my 5x9.5 canned ham. Before that I had a 2001 Kia Sportage 2 door convertible 145102
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Re: what does everyone use for a tow vehicle.

Postby BigGoofyGuy » Sat Nov 12, 2016 2:42 pm

I have a 2012 Smart Fortwo Passion and I had a hitch installed. I am hoping to tow a really small camper with it. It could be like below.
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Smart Towing at Smart Car of America.
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Re: what does everyone use for a tow vehicle.

Postby DrewsBrews » Mon Nov 14, 2016 9:29 am

Finally had the chance to pick up a better TV yesterday. 04 Saturn Vue 2.2l manual trans.
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Browsing for a receiver. :twisted: time to get those hands dirty.

My auto-trans escort really isn't up to the task for highway towing.. It throws a fit over 55mph with my utility trailer.. unloaded.

Glad to have a manual again.
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Re: what does everyone use for a tow vehicle.

Postby traysaw » Mon Nov 14, 2016 1:53 pm

Up until 2 weeks ago we were always tent campers and this 2013 jku Rubicon was the perfect fit for all of our adventures.
When we started looking into buying or building a camper I knew weight would be our biggest obstacle since our town vehicle is only rated to tow 3,500 pounds stock.
I actually found the company Micro lite on this forum. For the size and the weight it was our best option.
We made the drive to Indiana from Virginia 2 weekends ago and picked it up.Image

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Re: what does everyone use for a tow vehicle.

Postby Pixie Susan » Sun Nov 27, 2016 1:45 pm

We just upgraded from the Scion xB to a 2003 v8 4runner 4wd. I know, overkill. We still have the xB. The plan is for a larger and heavier TT in the future.


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Re: what does everyone use for a tow vehicle.

Postby Pixie Susan » Sun Nov 27, 2016 1:55 pm

SmokeyBear12 wrote:
Pixie Susan wrote:1st gen xB. Tiny and tinier.
I don't know what that is. Pictures please.


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Re: what does everyone use for a tow vehicle.

Postby Kurios » Sun Nov 27, 2016 2:27 pm

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Re: what does everyone use for a tow vehicle.

Postby SmokeyBear12 » Sun Nov 27, 2016 11:40 pm

Pixie Susan wrote:
SmokeyBear12 wrote:
Pixie Susan wrote:1st gen xB. Tiny and tinier.
I don't know what that is. Pictures please.


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Now that is a right sized tow vehicle for a tiny travel trailer. :D
I can't believe some of the monsters some of these people think are necessary to tow a "tiny" travel trailer.

Oh No.... I see you have upgraded. It also appears you plan to get a larger trailer.
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Re: what does everyone use for a tow vehicle.

Postby ai4kk » Sun Jan 01, 2017 12:11 pm

2016 Subaru Impreza with a 2" Torklift ecohitch receiver made for an XV Crosstrek hidden behind the bumper and accessed through the rear foglight port - see http://torkliftcentral.com/2013-2017-su ... tch-invisi, but I bought it pre-owned but unused off of Craigslist from a guy who ordered the wrong hitch for his car. I was using the utility trailer to move (both cars, my rooftop carrier, and the trailer are all loaded to the gills in this picture) with but then planning to pull the box off to make a toolshed out of it and using the frame for my teardrop.

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Receiver is good for more than just towing.

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Incidentally, the Aussie owner's manual for my car gives the towing capacity at 2,800 lbs but the American manual says that Subaru doesn't recommend towing with it.
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Re: what does everyone use for a tow vehicle.

Postby Sheddie » Mon Jan 02, 2017 1:08 am

ai4kk wrote:Image

Incidentally, the Aussie owner's manual for my car gives the towing capacity at 2,800 lbs but the American manual says that Subaru doesn't recommend towing with it.


:D It's just as well that you are not towing then! :lol:
EDIT 30 MAY 2017. So what happened to the photos? :roll:
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Re: what does everyone use for a tow vehicle.

Postby ai4kk » Mon Jan 02, 2017 5:18 am

I am towing in the top picture LOL
In the bottom one, we had gone up to Atlanta to pick.up an.antique GE monitor-top fridge and were going to install lights on the little trailer before returning. The deal fell through when the fridge leaked it's sulfur dioxide all around us, almost killing me in the process. Rather than waste more time installing lights to pull the little trailer home in the dark, we just picked it up and set it on the cargo platform along with our camping gear.
Incidentally, that pic was taken when we stopped for fried green tomatoes at the Whistle-stop Cafe in Juliette, GA.
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Re: what does everyone use for a tow vehicle.

Postby Papi » Wed Jan 11, 2017 3:22 pm

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Re: what does everyone use for a tow vehicle.

Postby bountybuddy » Tue Jan 17, 2017 7:58 pm

I tow with a 2004 Pontiac Vibe. I own three of them. I tow about 900 pounds and get 24 MPG.
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