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Old 03-05-2020, 07:40 PM   #1
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Towing a 17B

Anyone using a tow vehicle that has less than a 4500 lb towing capacity for a 17B?

I was consider the purchase of a BMW X1 (3700lb) or a Land Rover Discovery Sport (4400lb).

Is this enough towing capacity?
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Old 03-05-2020, 07:58 PM   #2
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I towed a 17B (3010 / 340 pounds) with a 2010 RAV4 (V6) rated at 3500/350 85,000 miles, including the Colorado mountains & a trip to Alaska. Biggest problem was the small gas tank & low ground clearance, but plenty of power & comfortable handling.
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Old 03-05-2020, 08:28 PM   #3
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Vermilye, Thanks for info! I was very surprised that the person I spoke to at Escape recommended a 5000lb towing capacity!
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Old 03-05-2020, 09:29 PM   #4
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I'm still towing my 17B with my 2008 RAV4 V6 Sport with tow prep package. It is rated 3,500 / 350. If I ever do replace the RAV4, I'll likely go with a Highlander, but not because the RAV4 isn't capable.
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Old 03-05-2020, 11:21 PM   #5
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Here's my experience, elevation is the most important factor.

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https://www.escapeforum.org/forums/f...nce-13422.html

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Old 03-06-2020, 06:38 AM   #6
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Vermilye, Thanks for info! I was very surprised that the person I spoke to at Escape recommended a 5000lb towing capacity!
Perhaps that person was not familiar with the Escape website which lists a 4000# rating for the 17B. Never ask a question you do not know than answer to to determine the correctness/accuracy of the person answering.......
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