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Old 11-08-2015, 05:28 PM   #81
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WITH THE 5'2" BED THIS 2WD XLT FITS IN OUR GARAGE. IT'LL BE USED FOR A GOOSENECK. TOO MANY TOWING ADVANTAGES TO LIST HERE BUT DON'T OVERLOOK THIS ONE WHEN TV SHOPPING. GMC CANYON HAS A QUIET DIESEL FOR 2016.
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Old 11-23-2015, 08:59 PM   #82
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Rbryan4: just curious what size trailer you tow, what type of vehicle you tow it with, and what your mpg is under tow. I pick up my 17b in three months, and need to get a tow vehicle by then. Have been thinking about a pre-2013 V6 RAV 4. Thanks.
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Old 11-23-2015, 09:09 PM   #83
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Rbryan4: just curious what size trailer you tow, what type of vehicle you tow it with, and what your mpg is under tow. I pick up my 17b in three months, and need to get a tow vehicle by then. Have been thinking about a pre-2013 V6 RAV 4. Thanks.
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Old 11-24-2015, 02:40 AM   #84
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I pick up my 17b in three months, and need to get a tow vehicle by then. Have been thinking about a pre-2013 V6 RAV 4. Thanks.
I can't speak for a RAV4 but towing a 17B my 2012 4Runner averaged 15.3 mpg for the last 3,913 miles. Granted, this has all been west coast driving with no mountains to climb and I drive between 55-60 mph.
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Old 11-24-2015, 08:36 AM   #85
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I can't speak for a RAV4 but towing a 17B my 2012 4Runner averaged 15.3 mpg for the last 3,913 miles. Granted, this has all been west coast driving with no mountains to climb and I drive between 55-60 mph.
That mpg while under tow (15.3) is about as good as it gets from what I observe in this forum, and gives me another alternative as a tow vehicle for my 17b. Thanks!
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Old 11-29-2015, 12:28 PM   #86
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Prior to getting the 2015 GMC Canyon XLT for the Scamp 19, we towed our Casita 17 effortlessly with Hyundai Santa Fe LS. This is the 3.3ltr 265 hp direct injection 6 cyl with 6 speed trans.
This has a trans cooler and 7 pin and hitch mount fixture from the factory. The 350# tongue weight was easily managed. Loads of cargo space for traveling, XM radio, power everything, and 100k mile warranty. Electric brake mount was a snap.
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Old 11-29-2015, 12:42 PM   #87
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My buddy used to tow his 19 with a Hyundai Santa Fe.
It spent a whole summer in the shop waiting for engine parts. Dealer finally equipped a service vehicle with hitch so he could go camping.
He has since replaced it with a Highlander.
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Old 11-29-2015, 12:57 PM   #88
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Prior to getting the 2015 GMC Canyon XLT for the Scamp 19, we towed our Casita 17 effortlessly with Hyundai Santa Fe LS. This is the 3.3ltr 265 hp direct injection 6 cyl with 6 speed trans.
This has a trans cooler and 7 pin and hitch mount fixture from the factory. The 350# tongue weight was easily managed. Loads of cargo space for traveling, XM radio, power everything, and 100k mile warranty. Electric brake mount was a snap.
Since the average tongue weight of a Casita 17 is 422 lbs (you can do sorts by brand & size at my Excel version of Frederick's "Trailer Weights in the Real World" list) you would have to do some careful packing to get it down to 350 lbs.
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Old 11-29-2015, 01:11 PM   #89
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Yes, the Sport version and the 4 cyl turbo are definitely not for towing. The 2014 GLS was my choice for 5000 lb tow package. Never had an issue with tongue weight as I put most of the load at/aft of the axle.
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Old 11-29-2015, 04:26 PM   #90
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We towed a 17' EggCamper with a Chevy S-10, V-6 (4.6L) which had a tow rating of 5600 lbs. - much more than needed for the lightweight EggCamper; but the S-10 only had a four-speed transmission. Going us any hill forced a downshift to third gear and then we had to slow WAY down. When we decided to upgrade, (2011), the Tacoma only had a five-speed transmission and the Tundra had a six-speed. At the time, big trucks were not popular and we got the Tundra for about the same price that a Tacoma would have been, although the Tundra had a higher list price. Anyway, we got the little 4.6L engine with a tow rating of "only" 8200 lbs. and with the six-speed transmission, have been very happy with the results. If the new Tacoma has a six-speed transmission I wouldn't hesitate to go with it because the big Tundra is a bit awkward to drive in cities.

The big Tundra is much more comfortable than our little S-10 was and after a full day of driving we are much more rested than we used to be. I don't know how comfortable the new Tacoma is, but I imagine it's better than our old S-10 was. BTW, the new Colorado has a "much worse than average" repair record, according to the Consumer Reports readers, and the Tundra has the best repair record of any truck.
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