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Old 06-13-2018, 03:05 PM   #41
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I wonder if they updated the tread or rubber formulation - granted my Geolanders only have about 7,000 miles on them so far, but I have noted only a marginal increase in road noise compared to the very quiet Nokian Entyre I was running before, and the slightly harsher ride from the much more rigid sidewalls.
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Old 06-13-2018, 05:59 PM   #42
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The 2018 Highlander 3.5 v6 has 295 hp.
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Old 06-13-2018, 07:22 PM   #43
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torque is more important than HP for towing.
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Old 06-13-2018, 07:46 PM   #44
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Get a custom mattress. We found the ones supplied very uncomfortable. As you will be spending a lot of time in the camper get one made to your requirements, soft, hard etc.
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Old 06-13-2018, 08:05 PM   #45
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Get a custom mattress. We found the ones supplied very uncomfortable. As you will be spending a lot of time in the camper get one made to your requirements, soft, hard etc.

Are you talking about the cushions for the benches that can convert to a bed, or are you talking about a permanent bed mattress in your 17?
I lasted about four days in our 17B, using the cushions, before my hips start to hurt. Added a 2" topper so I can last a few days more.
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Old 06-13-2018, 08:11 PM   #46
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For a tow vehicle I think you were on the right track with a van except I would suggest a Ford Transit Cargo Van. Plenty of payload and towing with the right setup, options on height and capable of sleeping in at times as you indicated in your original post. I had a pickup and shell long before I bought my 19 but I would go the van route if I ever needed a new TV.
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Old 06-13-2018, 10:41 PM   #47
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You wouldn't need all the towing capacity but have you considered a Chev Express 1500?
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Old 06-13-2018, 10:42 PM   #48
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Get a custom mattress. We found the ones supplied very uncomfortable. As you will be spending a lot of time in the camper get one made to your requirements, soft, hard etc.
We use our Ikea double mattress (with springs). It's a squeeze since the 17 doesn't actually fit a double mattress but works for us!
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Old 06-13-2018, 11:52 PM   #49
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I was talking about the permanent bed. For the bench we use an inflatable mattress which makes it somewhat bearable for people with advanced age.
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