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Old 02-22-2013, 08:59 PM   #51
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I've had good results towing my 19 with my 09 Ford Escape 4wd V6. No WDH required. Starting in April last year towed from the factory to Whistler, Prince Edward Island, NYC, and back to Calgary in October where the trailer is resting for a bit now :-) 16-17 MPG(US) at 55mph/90kmh. Lower milage on the Rogers Pass ;-)
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Old 02-22-2013, 09:04 PM   #52
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I pull an Escape 19 with a Toyota Tacoma, 4.0L engine. It's not a full-sized truck but it's medium-hefty and does OK. I also know a person who tows one with a similar mid-sized truck, a Nissan Frontier.
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Old 02-22-2013, 11:02 PM   #53
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A lot of v6 models have disappeared in the last few years, including the RAV and the Escape.

I have now test driven both the Tacoma and the Frontier. Both would be nice run-around-town vehicles. I think the seats in the Tacoma leave a little to be desired. I'm concerned that on a long tow day, when we're in the vehicle for 8-12 hours, they'd be a problem.

The Nissan dealer has a 2012 Frontier v6 4x2 with 7000km on it for a nice discount.

Still need to take a close look at the highlander and pathfinder. Also, I was just reading the 2012 consumer reports (I know, I'm not buying a toaster... still, it's something), and they rated the Chevy traverse quite highly.
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Old 02-22-2013, 11:06 PM   #54
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Old 02-22-2013, 11:23 PM   #55
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But it does lack a back seat and luggage space... So the review was entirely factual. I don't see a problem here...
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Old 02-22-2013, 11:49 PM   #56
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addendum to an earlier post of mine... Yes, the Escape v6 is gone, but there's a 2.0l ecoboost option. It's rated to pull 3500 lbs -- not enough for a 19, but good enough for a 17.
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Old 02-23-2013, 01:19 AM   #57
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Take a look at a 15' Escape that I have for sale on this site. Empty it is under 1500 lbs and loaded for camping it weighed in at 2075 lbs. Your vehicle can handle that. The 15' has the same size bed as the 19'.
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Old 02-23-2013, 09:01 AM   #58
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Our current vehicle can't... It's a 4 cylinder rated for max 1500lbs towing. If we already had a vehicle with 2500lbs rating, none of this backing and forthing would be necessary.
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Old 02-23-2013, 09:19 AM   #59
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Our current vehicle can't... It's a 4 cylinder rated for max 1500lbs towing. If we already had a vehicle with 2500lbs rating, none of this backing and forthing would be necessary.
Hi: dbailey... With the downsizing of new vehicles forthing is getting harder and harder. With a trailer backing always was!!! Alf
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Old 02-23-2013, 01:43 PM   #60
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A lot of v6 models have disappeared in the last few years, including the RAV and the Escape.

I have now test driven both the Tacoma and the Frontier. Both would be nice run-around-town vehicles. I think the seats in the Tacoma leave a little to be desired. I'm concerned that on a long tow day, when we're in the vehicle for 8-12 hours, they'd be a problem.....
Doug, I know that it is different for each of us in different seats, but we both have backs that can sometimes give us problems and both have found that with adjusting the lumbar support on the Tacoma we are decently comfortable for those very long days in the saddle. So, if that would be a deciding factor, and you didn't already do that, you might try messing around with that adjustment on the Tacoma seats.

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