Originally Posted by Rossue
Yeah but in this case it isn't nonsense and feel my main point has been entirely ignored- that V-6 engines are a dubious choice to pull both 19 & 21 Escapes when both weight and frontal area are factored. As mentioned in many a discussion, there's a lot more to consider when choosing a TV than just the stated tow rating given my the manufacturer. This is a spec that hasn't been discussed here before but has on several other forums. Slippage on the torque converter is a problem when the engine doesn't send enough power to it resulting in more heat. Jack's V-8 most likely does help reduce this effect.
Although I would state it a bit differently I agree for the most part. I think horsepower, torque and maybe displacement are more important than number of cylinders.
I think many in this forum (and elsewhere) are too quick (IMO) to approve tug/trailer combinations. I think it takes careful consideration of everything relevant you can find: your tug manufacturer's guidance/specs, ETI specs, other tug manufacturer's guidance/specs, user experiences, the way you drive, where you drive, the way you load the tug/RV, your trailer towing experience, your comfort with risk, etc.
For the record I tow my 19 with a 4.7L V8 Tundra and a WDH with no sway control. I have towed without the WDH but strongly prefer to use it and I find the extra minute (singular) spent hooking it up well worth it.
I generally do not take part in this sort of thread since it is sometimes like a religious or political discussion - both sides get upset and no one listens.