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Postby slowcowboy » Fri Mar 15, 2013 8:11 am

okay new fun tread. whats the most comon vehicle used for towing teardrops.

at walk the winds last august it was fun to walk around all the teardrops and see what most folks were using to tow them with.

I found a common vehcile most in demand was one that was able to provide lots of storage space that was out of the weather and lockable.

seems most folks like a tow vechile that can pack a lot of stuff away in it due to the limeted storage space on teardrops.

and I found interesting most folks were pulling with something that got good or pretty reasonable gas milage.

I did have some large tow vehciles there but for the most part there hardly was any tow vehicels in the large full size catorgorys.

for the most part most folks were worried about gas milage and storage space and were pulling with something on the smaller classes of vehicles.

so lets do a fun tread.

whats your tow vehicle of choice and what do you like about it for towing your teardrop.

and whats to you the best rig for towing a teardrop.

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Re: what does everyone use for a tow vehicle.

Postby mechmagcn » Fri Mar 15, 2013 8:18 am

My teardrop was built to be pulled by my 53 F100, never been hooked to anything else in the 35K miles that it has been on the road.
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Postby pappaw » Fri Mar 15, 2013 9:11 am

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Re: what does everyone use for a tow vehicle.

Postby Gladtobehere » Fri Mar 15, 2013 10:24 am

I am towing a 5x7 LittleGuy with a Toyota Matrix , 5 speed. But I am hoping to upgrade in the near future to a V6 powered Toyota Venza. With a target of 2600 lbs (or less) for a bigger trailer.

So far, with my wife and grandaughter plus 3 bikes and other essential stuff the Matrix has worked really well and due to my cautious towing approach gas milage is hardly impacted at all. And the Littleguy trailer is very stable on the road.

Yes, gas milage and gas price is my biggest concern. I do not want a big jump in fuel cost to restrict my camping pleasure too severely. Nor do I wish to contribute too heavily to air pollution and oil depletion like those 5th wheel, hollidayins with the dually, HD pickups. (I want to visit the Grand Canyon and hope My grandaughter will take her kids.)

Slow, your observations seem right on. I need more lockable storage space, but want to retain some semblance of fuel economy.
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Re: what does everyone use for a tow vehicle.

Postby nrody » Fri Mar 15, 2013 12:09 pm

We are towing with a 2006 Toyota Tacoma duel cab pickup truck. :thumbsup:
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Re: what does everyone use for a tow vehicle.

Postby pete42 » Fri Mar 15, 2013 2:01 pm

Slow back several years ago I had a Chevy astro van we used it to sleep in as well as a tow for our pop-up.
I only drove it when we camped so it lasted a long long time.
now I have a 2001 ford f150 supercrew that I bought off a friend who had leased it.
I got the ford f150 in 2003 and I only drive it when pulling a camper or in the winter
when the snow is to deep for the ford Taurus.

I try to take care of anything I own as you know a little TLC goes a long way.

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Postby webbaldo » Fri Mar 15, 2013 2:03 pm

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Postby TPMcGinty » Fri Mar 15, 2013 2:12 pm

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Postby Oldragbaggers » Fri Mar 15, 2013 2:21 pm

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Postby Shadow Catcher » Fri Mar 15, 2013 3:33 pm

I pick up the new(er) Subaru Outback next Thursday H6 3.6R, had to match the trailer so it is white.
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Postby BobBash » Fri Mar 15, 2013 6:25 pm

I'm thinking that a mini-van with a transmission cooler would fit the bill well .............
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Postby AlgoDan » Fri Mar 15, 2013 6:48 pm

I use my 2010 Jeep to haul it all, and wheel it later... :beer:
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Postby sagebrush » Fri Mar 15, 2013 7:47 pm

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Re: what does everyone use for a tow vehicle.

Postby slowcowboy » Fri Mar 15, 2013 7:56 pm

that photo will makes me dream of walk the winds in pinedale again. I wish it was august right now!

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Postby Lonnie Mac » Fri Mar 15, 2013 8:07 pm

I LOVE my FJ. Right now towing the rental Little Guy. Very soon I hope the Benroy.

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