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Old 07-26-2015, 06:28 PM   #15
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Have only had one trip so far with 110v power available. Had the TV along and when we watched it from the couch, it wasn't long enough to get a sore neck! Most of the time we watched it from the bed and no problems there. We haven't gotten a wall bracket/swing arm yet, but when we do, it will reduce the angle moreso for couch watching!

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Old 07-26-2015, 07:44 PM   #16
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Like you Stan, we don't watch it long enough from the couch for neck strain to develop. We watch it most of time at night from the bed. The TV sound is so much better when it goes through the stereo.

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Old 07-27-2015, 07:13 AM   #17
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The VW Touareg, Audio Q7 and Porsche Cayenne are excellent tow vehicles. (Same platform)
My Touareg TDI has no issues with my TT, which is 27' and over 6,000 lbs. wet.

The biggest issue with SUVs is usually inadequate transmission cooling, but with the right setup, they work great.

But I do prefer to tow with my Ram 2500 just because it's so effortless.
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Old 07-27-2015, 07:51 AM   #18
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On what do you base this sweeping assertion? You have knowledge of all FWD vehicles? And what about those that have payloads over 1200 pounds, such as Dodge Durangos and Jeep Grand Cherokees? You think such vehicles have rear suspensions that are too weak? Just how would that be?

Note that Can-Am, a heretical Airstream dealer in Canada, reports good results in setting up Ford Edges, Flexes, Tauruses and other FWD vehicles to pull large Airstreams. Note too that modern normally aspirated V6s in SUVs routinely put 280-300 HP, more horsepower than many V-8s did.

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Pretty sure you missed the FWD part. Both examples you used (Durango's and Grand Cherokee's) are RWD and V8 power in the heavier tow ratings. OP was talking about v6 powered FWD car based SUV's.

Also be careful with HP ratings... Horsepower is only part of the equation with looking at how a motor will pull a load. My Cummins is "only 325 HP" from the factory. Would you suggest it would pull the same as a GMC Acadia? Need to be mindful of Torque and at what RPM the peak power of a motor is made. Its not fun going down the interstate at 4000 RPM for a few hours.
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Old 08-05-2015, 06:43 PM   #19
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I have a 2015 Jeep Cherokee with OEM tow package and V6 with 271 hp. I also have a 2015 Winnebago 2101FBS travel trailer. It is a bit smaller than the SUV's listed, and the trailer a few hundred pounds less in dry weight, but at least the same ballpark! That being said, I have taken it out for six trips, three in temps exceeding 90 degrees, one of them in 106 degree temperatures. I have plenty of power, fluid temperatures have never gotten high, I have had no fishtailing, I just had a ****-puckering emergency braking situation just today (and stopped safely), and I think my choices in tow vehicle/trailer was just fine!
Looks close to my set-up - Jeep Grand Cherokee V6 with the factory tow package pulling a Winnebago 1706FB. I have done close to 3500 miles with the combo and everything has been excellent. I use a Blue-OX WDH and that keeps the trailer straight as an arrow even in a crazy cross wind.

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