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Old 10-21-2015, 04:10 PM   #51
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Nobody said you couldn't tow with a smaller vehicle.
Some are suggesting though, that larger is better. While they may be able to rightfully justify this for themselves, in many cases a more moderate size can be better.

I really fail to understand how larger is more comfortable, or leaves one less tired. We aren't having to do a Flintstone power assist or anything. My Pilot is the most comfy vehicle out of the four I own, both with drivablity and seating, and I find it no more tiring than a bigger vehicle. For those not used to a large pickup, though none of them are that bad. I think a mid-sized SUV would be much less wearing on them, I know for certain it is for my wife.

We each use our own reasoning, and for ourselves, none of them is wrong, just so long as our choice is not a danger on the roadways.

Just trying to offer a perspective here from someone who has towed using just about everything for a tow vehicle, from a bicycle through to a tractor/trailer unit.
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Old 10-21-2015, 04:54 PM   #52
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I really fail to understand how larger is more comfortable, or leaves one less tired.
Try a coach airline seat vs a business class seat and get back to me Jim.
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My 6' 4" brother is comfy in the back, or the front, of the Pilot with no problem.

Now, if you were comparing a compact to an SUV or a pickup, that would be a similar comparison.
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Old 10-21-2015, 05:20 PM   #54
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Some of the reasons why many people have migrated towards fiberglass rv's is that they are small, lightweight, and can be towed with smaller vehicles. Combine those plusses with their typical high build quality and longevity, and the entire "small trailer - small tow vehicle" package becomes highly attractive in terms of it's efficient use of natural resources, good operating economy, and environmental friendliness. Many of us towing fiberglass trailers would prefer not to go the route of large tow vehicles and large trailer combinations that are so common these days. Many smaller tow vehicles are perfectly suited for towing our small fiberglass trailers. Although larger vehicles will do the job, they are not necessary and the push by many towards bigger and bigger tow vehicles is unwarranted in terms of towing considerations, safety, or comfort; and appears to be driven largely by the "bigger is better" attitude that is prevalent in North American society today.
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Good post, Dave.
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The idea behind the post (at least as I took it) was that sometimes you can have your cake and eat it too. Although my truck is a "full size", it's just as environmentally friendly and good on gas as some smaller vehicles. I fully agree that bigger is not automatically better - but sometimes, it is, at least for me.
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I consider an F150 to be mid-sized, and the Super Duties to be full-sized. The Ford Ranger would be small sized. I look forward to it being re-introduced to the North American market in 2017, with it's 2.2L and 3.2L diesel engine options. I guess it is all just interpretations of size, as it is what it is.
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Guys always exaggerate size.
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Guys always exaggerate size.
Especially them fellas from Texas.
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C'mon down here and say that Jim....
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