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Old 07-25-2014, 10:33 AM   #41
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As soon as Toyota brings the diesel Hi Lux to this country I am buying one :} I am not sure I would buy a first year model again I did it once and learned my lesson. IMHO

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Old 07-25-2014, 11:39 AM   #42
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Just thought I would toss this tow vehicle in the mix.....
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Old 07-25-2014, 11:48 AM   #43
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Hey I think I saw that guy on my way home last week . Not really, but we did notice that the closer we got to Alberta the larger the trucks and the larger the trailers got. That has to be a ft Mac Alberta special
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Old 07-25-2014, 12:39 PM   #44
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A supercharger might be in Alan's future otherwise I see a 21 being hard to pull in the high mountains of Colorado.
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Old 07-25-2014, 12:57 PM   #45
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Add this rig to the possible tow options. This photo was taken this summer on the BC side of the Peace Country area. Quite close to the Alberta border so there could be some cross border trickle over effect? They do love their big RV's in the north!

The gap between the cab and the hitch is not wasted space. Normally they travel with a quad or side by side loaded in there.
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Old 07-25-2014, 01:00 PM   #46
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Just thought I would toss this tow vehicle in the mix.....
Yeah, okay, it's this one or the Frontier. I gotta go measure my garage again...
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Old 07-25-2014, 02:51 PM   #47
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Hey I think I saw that guy on my way home last week . Not really, but we did notice that the closer we got to Alberta the larger the trucks and the larger the trailers got. That has to be a ft Mac Alberta special
Nope it resides in southern Alberta...
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Old 07-25-2014, 03:28 PM   #48
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Consider the size of the tow vehicle that Reace switched to for towing the Escape 21 and the dual axle Escape 5.0ta.
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Old 07-25-2014, 04:43 PM   #49
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Nope it resides in southern Alberta...
I thought that looked familiar... it is one of Western R.V. Country's "monster"-sized gimmicks. Clever
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Old 07-25-2014, 04:49 PM   #50
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Add this rig to the possible tow options. This photo was taken this summer on the BC side of the Peace Country area. Quite close to the Alberta border so there could be some cross border trickle over effect? They do love their big RV's in the north!
Ah yes, the classic Class 8 highway tractor with an extra-light load. Often the truck starts with tandem drive axles and is converted to just one to be more suitable. I think it's amusing that the standard commercial fifth-wheel fits an RV trailer (including an Escape 5.0), and is even at a suitable height (although perhaps not for an Escape 5.0).

I think this type of rig is found all over North America, although I've seen them mostly in B.C., and my guess is that they're particularly popular with people who are already comfortable driving a big rig. They don't use much more fuel than a pickup towing the same trailer. Now isn't that disappointingly routine...
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