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Old 01-17-2011, 12:35 PM   #1
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I just purchased my first TT weighing in at 6800 lbs. (2011 Fourwinds 311 BHDS).
I don't believe my Ford Expedition can safely pull it. Looking for suggestions on an SUV type that would do the job.
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Old 01-17-2011, 12:51 PM   #2
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Hi: tracyschle... Sorry I can't help with info. Most of us here are towing light weight fiberglass TT's 3000 lb. or less, so a tow cap. of 5000 lbs or less, and a V6 will do!!! Alf
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Old 01-17-2011, 01:27 PM   #3
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Yep.. this probably isn't the best site..having said that. My guess is that the least expensive suv that could handle it would be a Dodge Durango..
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Old 01-17-2011, 02:53 PM   #4
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6800 lbs... woo. I bet you can research tow capacities of SUVs online. Keep in mind you'll want a fat safety margin (say, 1500 lbs. minimum?). I bet you'll need something like a Suburban or an Excursion, maybe a Tahoe or Expedition will do.
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Old 01-17-2011, 03:51 PM   #5
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Re: Vehicles for Towing

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Originally Posted by tracyschle
I just purchased my first TT weighing in at 6800 lbs. (2011 Fourwinds 311 BHDS).
I don't believe my Ford Expedition can safely pull it. Looking for suggestions on an SUV type that would do the job.
The towing capacity of the Ford Expedition is about 9200 pounds according to
http://auto.howstuffworks.com/auto-p...ity-chart9.htm

The capacity might be different for different years.

It appears to me your Expedition should be able to safely pull it.

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Old 01-18-2011, 12:13 PM   #6
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An early model AG Hummer would probably pull this rig
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Old 01-18-2011, 09:32 PM   #7
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Tracy, you may find the answers you seek at the Open Road forums at RV.net. Click here: http://www.rv.net/forum/. I see there's a Tow Vehicles forum about 3/4 down the page under Technical Resources. You'll need to register to post, but it's free and easy.

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