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Old 05-12-2014, 06:08 AM   #29
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OMG, just what the zone needs. Another spec analyst with no real world experience. This will surely make him and his dogs very happy. Well, until he tries towing with it...
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OMG, just what the zone needs. Another spec analyst with no real world experience. This will surely make him and his dogs very happy. Well, until he tries towing with it...

Taken, you forgot my wife.
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Taken, you forgot my wife.

I thought you were the wife. LOL... Just kidding. Hey, if it's within specs, you can do it and be covered under warranty. I just don't think you'll be happy and you might break something. My truck could probably pull a logging truck up a steep grade but do it frequently and not only won't I (or it) be happy but something (or lots of things) will break. But hey, everyone is different. If you have lower expectations, then MAYBE you won't be disappointed. It just seems that if you're buying a vehicle new, now is the time to do it right. It's going to be an expensive mistake if you decide in a year that you bought the wrong vehicle. It's better to have it and not need it than to need it and not have it.
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It's time to trade in my dodge ram 1500. Looking at the Buick Enclave. Towing cap is 5000lbs. Trailer is a Cikira 187FB max weight is 5000lbs . Have a WD hitch. Do you think this is too close for comfort. The trailer is never loaded to the max weight.


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Hi. We had a 13 ft cikira we towed with the Venza (3500lbs) with no problems. We traded up to an 18ft Apex with max wght of 3500lbs but just couldn't see the Venza towing that so picked up an f150 with a 5.4L to do the job. We did go to CanAm last year and they really try to sell you on towing over capacity. When they started talking about having to weld some steel under the Venza so we could pull a heavier trailer the red flags went up. Their test vehicles do pull well but it is on flat ground for a relatively short distance. If you are pulling all day, in the summer up and down hills, that will definitely be harder on your vehicle. If you have to trade, what about a crew cab? There would be lots of room in the back for the dogs and you would have more room in the truck bed for your generators and other gear.
Good luck with your decision. The forums here are very helpful.
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Modern 6 cylinder SUV's are pushing 300 hp, and they have the power to do the job. They are missing some torque, however.

It's one thing to be able to pull a trailer, but you've also got to have the brakes and the suspension to handle a heavy trailer. No FWD/AWD modern SUV's have the guts in the brakes and suspensions to handle heavy weights well.

Remember these vehicles are already heavy without taking on any additional tongue weight and the weight of passengers and all their junk.

There's just no substitution for a Tahoe type SUV or a 1/2 ton pickup truck for loads between 5K and 10K. Over 10K, you'd need a 3/4 ton diesel.
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