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Old 11-12-2009, 12:19 PM   #11
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Re: Towing 19ft.

We tow our 19 with an 07 Toyota Tacoma with a 4L 6 auto.
It does great, you can always use a few more horses on a good hill
no matter what you drive. But one thing I have found the more you push
the vehicle on a hill the faster the gas gauge goes down, sometimes
80 or 90 km is better.....

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Old 11-23-2009, 10:08 PM   #12
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Re: Towing 19ft.

Woops, I blew it---meant that the 3L V6 Ranger wouldn't do it--of course the 4L would!!!
Blonde moment!!!! Towing capacity for the Ranger was about 2,500 lbs

And our escape is 3.? L V6 towing capacity is 3,500 lbs

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Old 11-23-2009, 10:37 PM   #13
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Hi: amirie... I have similar moments only more frequent!!! They're called senior moments in my case. Alf
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Old 11-23-2009, 11:04 PM   #14
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Re: Towing 19ft.

HI - We are planning on towing our 5.0 (we get it in the spring) with our Ranger 4.0L, 5speed AT, 2WD, it is tow rated at 5500lbs and has a GCWR of 9000lbs.

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Old 11-24-2009, 12:13 AM   #15
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Re: Towing 19ft.

Originally Posted by padlin
I don't have a 19'er but have been looking into it. I towed my current 20' stick built (3200 lbs dry) with an 03 Ranger 4l Auto 4wd. I had to put on air bags as mine was tongue heavy at 700 lbs which should not be a problem with the Escape. It was a bit weak in the hills and in strong head winds meaning it could have used a few more horses, this may or may not be an issue with the Escapes. I was eyeballing one of the Nissan Frontiers if I go with the Escape as they have more power/torque then the current Rangers.
If you are looking at the Frontiers, you may want to consider the Titan also. I have the Titan and I only get about 2 mpg less then others I know that drive the V6 Frontier. The interior space and comfort far out exceeds the Frontier and I have a heck of a lot more low end torque with the V8, 315hp and 385 ft-lbs of torque. When I am pull something under 5000 pounds, I don't even know it is behind me unless I am going up a really steep grade.
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Old 12-04-2009, 11:36 AM   #16
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Re: Towing 19ft.

We currently tow our 17" Casita with a 2wd 4.0L Ranger with AT (and airbags) and it has been enough truck. We've not attempted real mountains...but I am sure we would want more horsepower under those circumstances. The Casita weighs about 3,100 lb loaded (with no on-board water). We'll use this truck for our Escape 5.0 when its ready as well.


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