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Old 02-20-2016, 11:28 AM   #31
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The moderators here, baglo, Jim and Donna, are firstly contributing members, and secondly part of the site team. I could not imagine they would want to be moderators if not allowed to participate. I have not been in full agreement with what they have said on occasion, things they have every right to post, but that is what good discussion involves. (Don't tell them, but there is a chance they might have been right ) Heck, pretty sure they don't always agree with each other on what they post either. BUT, I still have great respect for each of them, and for how they keep the site running smoothly.
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Old 02-20-2016, 11:32 AM   #32
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this is funny.

This is my first post in this thread.

Glenn posted: Depends if you have to park it at Safeway.

Jim posted: I think Mark is so happy with his new Escape and the way it tows that he feels he has, like many of us feel, the perfect combo. Being new to both Escape and the forum he may not be aware of past discussions. Let him bask in the afterglow we all have experienced and perhaps later others will report their own towing experiences also. Happiness is contagious....

I think someone is confused. Glad it's not me...
I know, eh? I was wondering the same thing.
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Old 02-20-2016, 11:44 AM   #33
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I like having this type of discussion. I think that the new Tundras are almost the same size as my old Ram. My daughters both drive Ford F-150's and they take up as much room in my drive way as does my 13 year old Dodge. My truck just has a bigger engine, brakes and axles. Come to think of it, it even has a smaller cab. Did I buy it to tow my trailer, no. It's left over from my truck camper days. No rust, no squeaks and no payments. Unless I get into a accident this 5.9 liter oil burning 1 ton chunk of George W. Bush era sheet metal (built in Mexico) should last me another decade. Peace, Scott

Side note, last fall when we were refueling in Tok a very nice couple who had been hosting the Byers Lake campground were heading south ahead of the coming winter. They were hauling a 26' Jayco 5th wheel with a Ford ranger. We just looked at each other and shook our heads.

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Old 02-20-2016, 11:45 AM   #34
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Too many Jim's are causing cross posting by the members here Just call me Old Jim and Jim B- baldy...
not sure if I was being slammed or you Jim B but I'm sure everything will work it's way out.
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Old 02-20-2016, 12:17 PM   #36
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ETI was known as a builder of small light trailers. This forum and ETI now encourages 2 footitis and purchasing the high profit 21 and 5th wheel. Those big boxes can be filled easily and are no longer 'light' trailers.

To me this discussion should be that, openly sharing ideas, but the site team continues to perpetuate the myths they believe are truths. I encourage them to limit their posts and let the members exchange ideas without the heavy handed responses immediately to every post.

Site Team, notice how many times you jump in immediately and contol the conversation. Please back off and stop driving users that don't share your views into being frustrated 'lurkers' .... Like me.
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Old 02-20-2016, 12:43 PM   #37
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...I also have a 2005 Nissan Frontier LX 4x4 with a 4 liter V-6 and the thought of towing our 21 with the Nissan is disturbing.

...Fuel economy with the diesel (15 mpg over 1,300 miles from Chilliwack) is easily double the Nissan towing the same rig.
I tow with an 06 Frontier V6 LE 4x2 (manual), and I get 13-17mpg while towing my 19. I don't think that a 21 would take the MPG all the way down to 7.5mpg. I haven't ever felt like the Frontier wasn't going to make it up a steep hill, and heavy braking always works incredibly well (Tekonsha P3 brake controller installed, along with Power Stop drilled/slotted rotors).

Once the trailer was fully loaded with all of my and my wife's possessions, I had it weighed at a Flying J truck stop - 3,800lbs. It still handles exactly as I'd expect a trailer to.

I think logic would dictate that a bigger truck would be better all around, but I've found that my 06 Frontier works perfectly fine. There are other threads stating that you should only buy a new vehicle to tow a trailer - I bought this one with 128k and no service receipts, and it's still working fine.

I think it all just boils down to personal preference and how comfortable you want your tow vehicle to be.

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Old 02-20-2016, 01:28 PM   #38
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Peace

Ok- Jim Bennett and I had a cyber-hug and have come to a better understanding as there is never a substitute for speaking in front of someone to get the nuances and body language.

Oh, and I'm invited to his daughter's wedding- uh, actually his TA's christening
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Old 02-20-2016, 01:35 PM   #39
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I was worried Ross might go for a cyber-kiss, so the hug was quite welcomed.

I would love to have everyone on here for a Christening party of my new trailer.
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Old 02-20-2016, 01:42 PM   #40
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I would love to have everyone on here for a Christening party of my new trailer.
When will that be Jim, we plan a western trip next year, will have to fit that in

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