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Old 07-22-2015, 09:53 AM   #1
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What types of vehicles are you using to tow the Escape 19?
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Old 07-22-2015, 11:22 AM   #2
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I've seen lots of them, but generally an SUV with at least 4000 lb towing capacity, or a pickup.
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Old 07-22-2015, 09:48 PM   #3
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... generally an SUV with at least 4000 lb towing capacity, or a pickup.
I agree that this is the typical choice... but perhaps only because all of the reasonably sized vehicles available that are rated for the required towing capacity are all SUVs, pickup trucks, and commercial vans.

A van might not be a bad idea, depending on your other requirements - the Ford Transit is the best match, but there are others.
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Old 07-22-2015, 10:37 PM   #4
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Do ya think this would work?
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Old 07-22-2015, 11:09 PM   #5
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Do ya think this would work?
Yeah - but I don't think it meets my "reasonably sized" criterion... although it's just a Volvo.
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Old 07-22-2015, 11:39 PM   #6
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I agree that this is the typical choice... but perhaps only because all of the reasonably sized vehicles available that are rated for the required towing capacity are all SUVs, pickup trucks, and commercial vans.

A van might not be a bad idea, depending on your other requirements - the Ford Transit is the best match, but there are others.
Hi Brian- if I were a betting man I would bet on the Ford Transit. Seems like it is going to be a big hit in many markets, what with the different engine options including diesel. This seems like a strong competitor to the Sprinter!
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Old 07-23-2015, 12:17 AM   #7
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The Transit fuel consumption and aerodynamics would be better then our 2005 4Runner V8. Less bug splat to clean too!


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Old 07-23-2015, 06:53 AM   #8
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I plan to tow my 19 this August back East with a 2014 V6 4Runner. I expect it to get a bit of a workout.

When not towing this is the perfect grocery getter for snowy days.
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Old 07-23-2015, 08:32 AM   #9
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I plan to tow my 19 this August back East with a 2014 V6 4Runner. I expect it to get a bit of a workout.
When not towing this is the perfect grocery getter for snowy days.
There always seems to be a tradeoff. Safety comes first.
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Old 07-23-2015, 10:14 AM   #10
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We're going to use our 2010 Toyota Highlander with the factory-installed tow package... rated for 5,000 pounds. It tows our 17b very well... and there are a couple others on this forum who tow a 19 with a Highlander so I'm thinking we'll be ok.
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