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Re: Towing Vehicle




I used my old Jeep GC with a 318 to tow my boat and trailer from south of Seattle back to Edmonton (over 1000 miles over the Rockies) when I bought her. No problems.

I then had a 1988 Ford half ton van for a short period and also had no problems although I did not retreive her using this vehicle on the very steep launch ramp I use by my cabin.

I now have a Ddoge Durango with a 4.7 litre V8. Great vehicle although highway mileage at 21 mpg is not he best.

I think my ideal would be something like a new Murano. Great towing, 4wd and mileage combination.

Whatever you use, trailer balance and condition are key as well as vehicle condition. If you only towing in relatively flat terrain, the manufacturer towing capacity should be a good guide. Mountain terrain, you should either change gear ratios and cooling capacity or upgrade to higher capacity.

Best of luck.

Doug Murray

DJ Nestrick wrote:

On the totally other side of the argument, we tow our
SJ23 (with heavy double axel trailer) using our Ford
Windstar minivan. Now, I doubt its very good for the
van, but it works. The farthest we've moved her has
been Orlando to Daytona - 65 mph down I-4 during rush
hour!!!! We do have to take the boat out of the water
at high tide or the van just spins its wheels...

DJ Nestrick
Amarillo - '78 SJ-23
Daytona Beach, FL


===== ---------------------------------------------------------- David J. Nestrick, MBA, CFP FirsTrust Private Wealth Management Group (352)753-8589 ----------------------------------------------------------



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