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Old 08-30-2015, 06:08 PM   #1
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What do you tow your 19 with??

I was sure i was going to buy a 17B or 17 casita, so i purchased a Toyota Tacoma , but now i am thinking about a 19 escape.

any one towing with a v-6?

any one towing with the Tacoma?

what kid of MPG (us) are you getting?

mines a 2013 with the 4.0 engine
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Old 08-30-2015, 06:32 PM   #2
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Yep, 2009 4.0 V6 with towing package and 6spd manual. It tows my Escape 19 just fine up and down mountains in Colorado.

Towing experience is wonderful, gas mileage is awful, as in I haven't calculated it because I really don't want to know.
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Old 08-30-2015, 06:48 PM   #3
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2008 Toyota Highlander AWD, V-6. It tows the 19 with no problem at all. It worked pretty hard pulling the grade up to the Eisenhower Tunnel on the way home from Chilliwack, but that's a pretty extraordinary climb. We get 14-15 mpg towing, 21-22 on the highway not towing. Would definitely buy another Highlander for the purpose.
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Old 08-30-2015, 06:56 PM   #4
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'06 Tacoma V6 auto trans for me, about 12-14 mpg towing. Plenty of power, but I'd recommend a WD hitch.

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Old 08-30-2015, 07:02 PM   #5
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I used an FJ Cruiser with my 19' Escape with the Andersen set up, no issues.
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Old 08-30-2015, 08:08 PM   #6
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Have towed my 19' for three years with my 2011 FJ Cruiser. Probably about 15000 km towing in that time, about 2500 km this past weekend.
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Old 08-30-2015, 08:49 PM   #7
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Tow a 19

We tow with a 2012 Highlander with tow package. v-6. Exact same comments as Parker, all day long
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Old 08-30-2015, 08:55 PM   #8
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2008 Toyota Highlander AWD, V-6. It tows the 19 with no problem at all. It worked pretty hard pulling the grade up to the Eisenhower Tunnel on the way home from Chilliwack, but that's a pretty extraordinary climb. We get 14-15 mpg towing, 21-22 on the highway not towing. Would definitely buy another Highlander for the purpose.
The Eisenhower Tunnel is what sets the bar, you can find a video on YouTube of a Taco hauling a heavier trialer up it.
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Old 08-30-2015, 09:19 PM   #9
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We tow our 19 with a 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee with the V6. We have gotten an average of 15.8 MPG which included trips from sea level in CA to the Sierras and back. Works fine.
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We tow our 19 with a GMC Acadia. We averaged 15.5 mpg towing 6800 miles back from Chilliwack. If we lived out west with the steep hills or traveled there often, we would consider a more powerful TV. For our needs, this is adequate and often gets in the low to mid 20's without towing.
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