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
    217

mdigby

Active Member
Sep 9, 2007
279
After reading jonkquil's thread. I thought it could be interesting to see what people are using to tow with.

Please "vote"

Thanks
 

Snow

Super Active Member
Jul 19, 2007
12,272
Ontario
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 ...
 

marcham

Active Member
Aug 2, 2011
476
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.
 

TX_F2

Super Active Member
Mar 30, 2008
1,041
Texas
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
 

mckeapc67

Active Member
Feb 22, 2011
681
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.
 

SkamperCampers

Active Member
Jun 29, 2010
136
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.
 

NJGuy

Super Active Member
Apr 20, 2010
2,353
05 GMC Yukon Denali 6L

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USKustoms

pimp my trailer
Jun 16, 2011
181
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.

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Need2Travel

Rhode Island
Sep 15, 2008
565
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)

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natty bumppo

2009 F-150,1998 Coleman Westlake
Jun 22, 2008
436
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.
 




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