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Re: what does everyone use for a tow vehicle.

Postby Akuma129 » Thu Aug 03, 2017 8:28 pm

catinmoon wrote:
Akuma129 wrote:I use My 2007 Honda Pilot, yes I say Honda Pilot lol, please don't give me hell. I pull a home made enclosed I built in April this year and is awesome lol. :FNP /Users/JJ/Desktop/Travel Trailer Project/IMG_2350.JPG/Users/JJ/Desktop/Travel Trailer Project/IMG_2013.JPG


As with so many vehicles, I love the square style of the older versions of the SUVs. The new blob shaped vehicles are so hard for me to see out of. The Pilot has a classic look. Great tow vehicle I would think. does the back door swing out or up?


It swings up with enough clearance for the trailer, love it... :thumbsup:
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Re: what does everyone use for a tow vehicle.

Postby ai4kk » Wed Aug 09, 2017 6:47 pm

2016 Subaru Impreza. The American owner's manual says not recommended for towing but the Australian owners manual says I've got 2,800 lb towing capacity; I'm going with the Aussies

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Re: what does everyone use for a tow vehicle.

Postby PJLangevin » Sat Aug 12, 2017 4:15 pm

Hoping 2013 Kia Soul, again North American says nothing about towing, but UK and Auzzie says good for 2200lbs. Back up vehicle is 2011 Ford Ranger 4x4 extended cab V6

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Re: what does everyone use for a tow vehicle.

Postby ai4kk » Sat Aug 12, 2017 4:43 pm

A good choice, Kia Soul often wins tow vehicle of the Year Awards in Europe within their class and size

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Re: what does everyone use for a tow vehicle.

Postby pralfred » Sun Aug 20, 2017 5:57 pm

I am planning on pulling my tear, once it's built, with my 2005 Yamaha V Star 1100 Silverado. It has a Velorex 563 touring sidecar attached, which weighs 170lbs (stock). I've stripped the sidecar of nearly everything except the frame and body, however, as it is primarily a way to transport my service dog. I've also stripped a lot off of the bike, reducing its weight as well. I'm actually planning on getting the entire hack weighed later this week to see how heavy it is now that I've modified it. I have also upgraded the air intake, exhaust, and rebuilt/re-jetted the carburetors. Before adding the towing hitch and hauling away, I'm also going to be adding a small oil cooler to reduce engine wear, and a stiffer clutch spring-plate and heavy-duty clutch plates to handle the stresses of towing my tear.
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