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Old 05-26-2011, 10:35 PM   #29
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A 1500 cc Austin Cambridge (50 hp on a good day) would have to breathe really hard to tow a caravan like my uncle had. I'm sure his average speeed up the Alpine passes was in the single digits! Four 6" diameter single-leading-shoe drum brakes would have been a problem I wouldn't like to face, but they did those trips for over 15 years without a mishap.
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I towed two different TTs with my 89 Astro LT with tow pkg (3.73 rear end, engine oil cooler, HD radiator) the first was a 20'Komfort with a GVWR of 3800 lbs and the second was a 21' Trail Lite with a 4000 GVWR. Both TTs were easily handled by the Astro - which I traded for a Tahoe in '99. The CGWR of the Astro is 10,000 lbs and the tow rating was 5000 (89 version). My Brother in law tows a lighter weight 80's something Prowler with their Envoy. I would think that you would be much happier with a larger tow vehicle - esp when you get into the mountains.
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