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Postby DrCrash » Fri Feb 12, 2016 7:56 pm

That is a nice looking older 150
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Re: what does everyone use for a tow vehicle.

Postby Sparksalot » Sat Feb 13, 2016 11:46 am

DrCrash wrote:That is a nice looking older 150


Thanks! I figure it's going to be fun to have around for camping and other stuff.
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Re: what does everyone use for a tow vehicle.

Postby tucked » Sun Mar 27, 2016 2:24 pm

2015 Wrangler Unlimited..... Regearing is in the near future... After lift and adding a trailer with factory gears is not the perfect combination. Just completed first trip... 2000 miles round trip to Padre Island National Seashore for 5 days with my 5x10 cargo conversion.
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Re: what does everyone use for a tow vehicle.

Postby cshane » Sun Mar 27, 2016 4:19 pm

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Re: what does everyone use for a tow vehicle.

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Re: what does everyone use for a tow vehicle.

Postby Sparksalot » Sun Mar 27, 2016 9:36 pm

Love the gumball in the back window. :thumbsup:
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Re: what does everyone use for a tow vehicle.

Postby cshane » Mon Mar 28, 2016 12:10 pm

Sparksalot wrote:Love the gumball in the back window. :thumbsup:
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Re: what does everyone use for a tow vehicle.

Postby jonb8 » Wed Mar 30, 2016 5:31 pm

This is what I'm gonna be towing with, hopefully find alot of back woods out of the way campsites...

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Re: what does everyone use for a tow vehicle.

Postby jonb8 » Wed Mar 30, 2016 5:36 pm

My other xj pulled the popup just fine I just couldn't get enough tire on the popup so it had to go.... ;)

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Re: what does everyone use for a tow vehicle.

Postby Pixie Susan » Tue Apr 19, 2016 8:13 am

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1300lb of trailer weight; ~200lb luggage, gear and tools; and a heavy set passenger did not make the little 1.5l manual happy but it made it through the 2400mi journey. It wouldn't have done mountains so my TTT project will stay compact and under 650lb loaded.


I just recently started towing with a 1st gen xB. Have you installed a transmission cooler? Toying with the idea before I make a 2k mi trip in July.
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Re: what does everyone use for a tow vehicle.

Postby JaggedEdges » Tue Apr 19, 2016 9:18 am

"" I got me a Chrysler, it seats about 20
So hurry up and bring your jukebox money ""

Town and Country van, AWD Limited, factory tow package.... 2002... well it's what I intend to tow with. Intend to do some "normal" camping, but I might tweak the AWD, install chunky-ish tires and do some soft-road expeditioning. (Don't laugh, these AWD minivans are probably more off road capable than most crossovers)

It's also the "default" RV until the TD gets built, got it figured out how to arrange a bed platform in and, got a chest of drawers that will be jury rigged for a rear kitchen TD style. Also in the pipeline is a roof tent, possibly two roof tents, I've got a small tent plan and a big tent plan, and the tents to modify to do them. Big tent would be 8'x6' small one is 6'3" by 3'6", small one is nominally a 3 person, yeah right, 2 small at a pinch, big one is being cut down from a 6 person cabin, think it would be a real 3 person when done, though 4 if the hatch is slept on, but I'm only going to engineer it for about 600lb static load, or it gets too heavy.

Anyhoo, what I was getting at is that I will have varying camp combinations, that the TD will compliment. 2 in van, 1-3 on van, 2 in TD, possible 1-2 ON TD if small tent gets superseded from use on van, with the TD providing the "facilities".
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Re: what does everyone use for a tow vehicle.

Postby Old Rookie » Tue May 03, 2016 8:27 pm

Planning to use 2012 Honda CRV All-Wheel Drive. Hoping to make our 1st trip by mid June.
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Re: what does everyone use for a tow vehicle.

Postby hartk1213 » Tue May 03, 2016 9:15 pm

I use my 2007 Silverado 1500 Image

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Re: what does everyone use for a tow vehicle.

Postby Fergy » Thu May 05, 2016 9:16 am

Just brought this now to build a trailer
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Re: what does everyone use for a tow vehicle.

Postby ai4kk » Fri Aug 05, 2016 3:22 am

When I first bought my Microlite Wazat, I towed it home and on a few trips with my Subaru Outback wagon

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Several times I even towed it with my girlfriend's F350 dually diesel, which was quite comical as I could barely even see and couldn't feel the trailer at all.

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From there, I moved to a Honda Civic hybrid with a 5-spd (about the only hybrid with a manual), which was my primary tow and traveling vehicle for the next couple of years. I eventually had to sell the teardrop to finance a major trip to place what was left of my late son's motorcycle on a mountain in PA.

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I'm currently designing a reverse teardrop to tow behind our Subaru Impreza, Kia Soul, or Toyota Tacoma. Incidentally, the Kia won tow vehicle of the year from the UK Caravan Club last year in it's price range, so for anyone looking for a compact car to tow with, that might be worth a peek. As it is, I''m hoping to keep the weight of the trailer at or under 1,000 lbs, but am OK if it goes a little over as both vehicles are rated at or a bit over 2,500lbs (with brakes, which I do plan to have) in Australia
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