What kind to TV do you pull with?

What kind of TV do you use?

  • Old school pickup truck (2 doors)

    Votes: 8 3.7%
  • Crew cab pickup/extended cab (4 doors?/ Seats)

    Votes: 83 38.2%
  • minivan (Honda oddesy, chrysler town & country, Ford Windstar, etc)

    Votes: 19 8.8%
  • full size van

    Votes: 5 2.3%
  • Smaller SUV (Ford escape, Jeep Grand cherokee, Nissan xterra, etc)

    Votes: 52 24.0%
  • Full size SUV (Ford bronco, Chevy suburban, Toyots Sequoia, etc)

    Votes: 36 16.6%
  • Station wagon (Dodge magnum, buick roadmaster, etc)

    Votes: 2 0.9%
  • coupe or sedan (2 or 4 door cars)

    Votes: 5 2.3%
  • Crossover (ford edge, chrysler pacifica, etc)

    Votes: 7 3.2%

  • Total voters


Active Member
Sep 9, 2007
After reading jonkquil's thread. I thought it could be interesting to see what people are using to tow with.

Please "vote"



Super Active Member
Jul 19, 2007
Full Circle said:
Chose a crew cab but its really an extended...

I went the other way .. chose the 2 door, since my truck only has 2 drs, but it is an extended cab ...


Active Member
Aug 2, 2011
Wow ...since when is a Grand Cherokee a "smaller" SUV?

A Suzuki sidekick ... now that's a small SUV!

I'd add another category to the poll: hybrid.


Super Active Member
Mar 30, 2008
Although my TV has 4 doors, it's not a Crew Cab (Dodge calls it a Quad Cab and its really an extended cab but with forward opening doors) but that's what I voted for it.

2010 Dodge 1500 Quad Cab with a Hemi


Active Member
Feb 22, 2011
I voted for Full-Size 4-door Pickup (F-150 SuperCrew); however, we also use our Full-Size SUV (Expedition).

It really comes down to how many people are riding and how far. We have 3 children; so, we can all fit comfortably in the F-150. But, we often have other children with us; so, we need the extra room of the Expedition.

My F-150 is newer (2006) and has the 5.4L engine which tows a bit better. The Expedition is a 2000 and only has the 4.6L. I have only used the Expedition for short, local trips (within about 1 hr) so far.


Active Member
Jun 29, 2010
Just got a new TV: '07 Pontiac Torrent (same as Equinox). Really like it. Small enough to get decent gas mileage on everyday driving, big enough to haul the fam + mutts, tow capacity well above what's needed for our modest PUP.


Super Active Member
Apr 20, 2010
05 GMC Yukon Denali 6L



pimp my trailer
Jun 16, 2011
1999 GMC Yukon 4X4, kinda heavy but with a 2" lift can keep up with most of the jeeps. And plenty o storage too. Here's a pic at Boundry cone near Oatman, AZ. The top of Mill creek railway trail. 4 hrs to go 14 miles.



Rhode Island
Sep 15, 2008
Rhode Island
Might as well answer up front the "who?" on the 1 person (so far) that answered coupe or sedan (2 or 4 door cars). That would be me, and yes I'm well under my TV towing limits with my PUP (@400lbs/limit 1000lbs) - and I get 30+mpg when towing, even with bicycles on the back (of the car)


natty bumppo

2009 F-150,1998 Coleman Westlake
Jun 22, 2008
Pilot Moutain,NC
I see numerous post on this forum"Will my TV tow this camper?"For years I made the same mistake most make, buy camper then think,"Is my tow vehicle up to snuff".This last time I searched for the vehicle I wanted equipped with a towing package instead of purchase the vehicle then add hitch,transmission cooler etc.I learned that a vehicle equipped with a towing package consists of more than a hitch and cooler.I don't buy new vehicles so I researched and found that I could determine the rear end gear by reading the code on the door sticker and was able to find the vehicle I wanted after several months of looking.I purchased a vehicle rated to tow 7200 lbs so as not to worry whether I was too close to max.A small V8 opposed to the V6 even though the V6 would have towed my 3000# pup.I find that I actually get better gas mileage towing than people with the same setup towing with a V6.I tow in the mountains and the coast with no problem.I just ran a trip without towing and I get 20.5 mpg even with the small V8 only a loss of 1-2 mpg over the V6 same model.Making a short story long if you are going to tow purchase a vehicle built to easily tow the weight you want to tow.The vehicle will last longer and you will have less worry when towing.