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Re: what does everyone use for a tow vehicle.

Postby gudmund » Sat Nov 14, 2020 4:21 pm

.....keeps thing cool.... ??right??...... does help bring in more 'cooler' air from the outside though = doesn't it .......?? :thinking:
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Re: what does everyone use for a tow vehicle.

Postby friz » Sat Nov 14, 2020 4:50 pm

gudmund wrote:.....keeps thing cool.... ??right??...... does help bring in more 'cooler' air from the outside though = doesn't it .......?? :thinking:
Just kidding about keeping things cool. Compressing the air heats it up. An intercooler cools it back down. Still hotter then ambient.

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Re: what does everyone use for a tow vehicle.

Postby gudmund » Sat Nov 14, 2020 11:51 pm

just don't explain that to her.... she may not understand = 'the need for more speed' .......................
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Re: what does everyone use for a tow vehicle.

Postby ArtMini » Sun Nov 15, 2020 10:51 pm

2011 Toyota Rav4, V6. Just the right size to store stuff and even sleep in if I have to.
HAVE FUN STORMING THE CASTLE!!!!
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Re: what does everyone use for a tow vehicle.

Postby BigGoofyGuy » Sun Dec 27, 2020 9:25 pm

I just recently bought this; a 2005 Jeep Liberty. It has a hitched attached. I am checking out how much it can tow. 8)
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It is at my MeWe page.
https://scontent-bos3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/132897264_5584083784951191_6570684398076427296_o.jpg?_nc_cat=106&ccb=2&_nc_sid=730e14&_nc_ohc=bp1FvHg1-f0AX-WxQ7F&_nc_ht=scontent-bos3-1.xx&oh=c233750edfaecf0cb686a1e4df5f235b&oe=600EDFFF
at my Facebook page.
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this is from a Google search and similar to what I have.
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Re: what does everyone use for a tow vehicle.

Postby lfhoward » Sun Dec 27, 2020 9:32 pm

BigGoofyGuy wrote:I just recently bought this; a 2005 Jeep Liberty. It has a hitched attached. I am checking out how much it can tow. 8)
[url]https://img.mewe.com/api/v2/photo/9idYeVl6Z6SiXas2dHqmyTvLukO0BJG6lV84lRXgYvlf4LcjKSl3UdNKgjk/1600x1600/img?static={static}[/url]
It is at my MeWe page.
https://scontent-bos3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/132897264_5584083784951191_6570684398076427296_o.jpg?_nc_cat=106&ccb=2&_nc_sid=730e14&_nc_ohc=bp1FvHg1-f0AX-WxQ7F&_nc_ht=scontent-bos3-1.xx&oh=c233750edfaecf0cb686a1e4df5f235b&oe=600EDFFF
at my Facebook page.
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this is from a Google search and similar to what I have.

Nice. I have a 2008 Liberty, 3.7L V6. I don’t know the tow specs for the CRD but expect them to be similar to the gasser. 2000 lb stock tow rating, 5000 lbs with the tow package, which is just a transmission cooler and an auxiliary mechanical fan to aid the stock e-fan.
My off-road camper build on an M116A3 military chassis:
http://www.tnttt.com/viewtopic.php?f=50&t=62581
Tow vehicle: 2008 Jeep Liberty with a 4 inch lift.
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Re: what does everyone use for a tow vehicle.

Postby BigGoofyGuy » Tue Dec 29, 2020 3:11 pm

I will be using it to go camping next year. I think it will fun.

Nice. I have a 2008 Liberty, 3.7L V6. I don’t know the tow specs for the CRD but expect them to be similar to the gasser. 2000 lb stock tow rating, 5000 lbs with the tow package, which is just a transmission cooler and an auxiliary mechanical fan to aid the stock e-fan.
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Re: what does everyone use for a tow vehicle.

Postby MickinOz » Wed Dec 30, 2020 4:23 am

I've got a 2004 Ford Courier 4 x4.
XLT trim, so it came with big wheels for the era. 265-70-R15 Michelin A/T (I A/T think means all terrain).
2.5L turbo diesel, old school mechanical injection and old school manual gearbox and transfer case. Electrically engaged front drive though, no getting out to manually engage/disengage freewheeling hubs.
The rear diff is limited slip, not sure what operating system it runs, but damn it locks up tight like the old Detroit Locker my mate had in his 1969 Falcon GT.
Hasn't got a lot of grunt, maybe 120 HP, but that works fine for such a light 4 x4.
Towing capacity is low but well adequate for my purposes at 1650 lbs unbraked, 3968lbs if the trailer has brakes.
Not huge, but plenty for a teardrop.
Runs 24 miles per US gallon unladen.
Its the supercab, so there are two little suicide doors behind the main doors.
I love this little truck, When it wears out I'll be forced to buy one of these new fangled common rail diesels I guess. :(
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Re: what does everyone use for a tow vehicle.

Postby rjgimp » Thu Dec 31, 2020 10:34 pm

MickinOz wrote:I've got a 2004 Ford Courier 4 x4.


Yep, as you mentioned in your build thread that's a Ranger here in the States. My brother had two of those in the 80s and 90s. Pity we weren't able to have a diesel over here. Decent trucks.
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Re: what does everyone use for a tow vehicle.

Postby MickinOz » Fri Jan 01, 2021 5:53 am

No diesel? Bit shocked, the diesel outfit is sweet. Wonder why? Emissions. I suppose?
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Re: what does everyone use for a tow vehicle.

Postby gudmund » Fri Jan 01, 2021 11:50 pm

Ford did sell a diesel version of the Ranger in the eighty's here in the US, but being no one seemed to care for the owning of a diesel in those times - hardly any were sold, thus very few were ever built. The engine Ford offered was a Perkin's made version from Japan. Same story with the Chev S-10 Diesel offered at the time (Chev Chevette also = Isuzu engine) along with the Isuzu PU. And in later years, the Jeep Liberty Diesel (?08/09?model). And now from what I am hearing. it is happening again with the Chev Colorado of today - it uses the same version of the diesel that was in the Jeep Liberty and may now be going by the wayside for the same reason being so few are being sold.

(But, I have also read of how that engine is the one that the 'new' ARMY troop vehicle will be using in it and I am wondering if that maybe the reason for it's removal from the 'civilian' Colorado?? - GM won the contract for the 'new' ARMY troop vehicle and it is using this diesel engine in it. It is a derivative of a Chev Colorado frame chassis being built to carry up to 9 soldiers w/battle gear - it can be driven into a Chinook Helo -and or- be sling loaded by a Blackhawk Helo for fast deployment into the battle field. :thinking: )
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Re: what does everyone use for a tow vehicle.

Postby lfhoward » Sat Jan 02, 2021 12:19 am

The Jeep Liberty had the CRD (diesel) option in 05 & 06, back in its original body style. It is an Italian Diesel engine built by VM Motori. See http://www.LostJeeps.com for more info on the Liberty CRD.
My off-road camper build on an M116A3 military chassis:
http://www.tnttt.com/viewtopic.php?f=50&t=62581
Tow vehicle: 2008 Jeep Liberty with a 4 inch lift.
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Re: what does everyone use for a tow vehicle.

Postby gudmund » Sat Jan 02, 2021 2:18 am

Yes, and after Chrysler used the engine for the 2 years in it's Jeep, GM and this company did a deal together and it is now being used in the Colorado - the factory where the motor is being built/assembled today is in Thailand.
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Re: what does everyone use for a tow vehicle.

Postby MickinOz » Sat Jan 02, 2021 2:26 pm

We got Holden Colorado here, with 2.8L diesels. These were built on the same platform as the Isuzu D-Max.
We also got Chev Colorados.
GM have retired the Holden brand now, but Chev Colorados, Camaros and Silverados continue. They are supplied by HSV (Holden Special Vehicles) the boutique customising partner of Holden, which lives on.
The Chev Colorado is a confusing beast. In Asia it was a rebadge D-Max. i.e. all three utes were built on the same platform and all built in Thailand, I believe.

However it's not clear to me whether the North American Colorado is a a different beast or yet another badge/sheet metal engineered D/Max.
They sure look pretty similar in profile, but the wheel bases differ by about 5 inches, so I'm thinking not the same.

You'll probably never see me in the HSV Colorado Sportscat.
It's a lovely looking ute, lots off nice upgrades to suspension and trim, nice wheels, much more power even though the engine is smaller than the D-Max.
500 ft lbs from a 2.8 diesel is pretty impressive.
It really is a fine looking beast but it can only be had in 4 door crewcab configuration, and I''M addicted to the super cab configuration with its shorter interior and longer tub.

And the price! From $62,500. Nearly $65,00 if you opt for the auto trans. Of course, that is comparable to a similar spec Ford Ranger. All this premium performance and fitout has to be paid for, but it is too much for me.
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Re: what does everyone use for a tow vehicle.

Postby Timmayy » Tue Oct 19, 2021 8:43 am

WOW, looking through the pics there are some really cool oldschool rides. I have an 06 Dodge Ram that I normally tow with but since we got the little camper a couple of months ago we'd like to try our older vehicles. The wagon is my wife's 65 Plymouth Belvedere and my convertible in a 69 Plymouth Sport Satellite. Both are stock small block V8s. They have plenty of torque and I've updated the suspensions on both cars with swaybars so the handling should be fine. The only issue I'm a little weary of is the brakes. Both have drums all around. I did update the wagon to a dual master cylinder and they both stop fine. I just need to do some test rides.
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