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Old 01-02-2011, 06:43 PM   #15
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We have towed our popup tent camper with our Dodge Dakota V6 for years. With a pop up tent camper, you can pretty much pull it with anything. The tongue weight may be the only hang up and hold back.
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Old 02-15-2011, 08:50 PM   #16
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We tow with a 2006 Dodge Dakota and have Viking 12 foot box. It has absolutely no problem.
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Old 02-27-2011, 07:10 PM   #17
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We have a 2007 Chevy Suburban LTZ 1/2 ton 2wd
I cant pull our pup with a V6. Our fleetwood arcadia is too heavy
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Old 02-28-2011, 08:02 AM   #18
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Is the fleetwood arcadia one of those "high wall" PuP's? what is a the weight?
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Old 04-07-2011, 10:08 PM   #19
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I know this is an old post, but it is a fun one. I towed our Palomino PopUp with a 1999 VW Passat 1.8 turbo. Pulled it no problem. Unfortunately we needed 2 vehicles to haul the family and gear because it was too small. Just bought a Ford Expedition. Now we can all go together in one ride. Looking forward to this years camping!!!!!
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Old 04-09-2011, 07:23 PM   #20
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I'm gonna use my 2010 Huyndai Santa Fe. We have a Uber Clean 91 Jayco 1206. Should be a fun season!
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Old 04-17-2011, 09:41 AM   #21
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My TV is a 2005 VW Passat Wagon with a 1.8 liter four cylinder turbo motor. Trailer is a 1990 Coleman Roanoke. No problems towing and great gas mileage. On the freeway I average around 24 mpg which is what I get commuting.
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Old 04-17-2011, 10:24 AM   #22
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There is guy in my offroading club that tows his 1950lb pop-up with his 97 6cyl Jeep Wrangler. it tows it quite well.
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Old 04-17-2011, 07:33 PM   #23
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I use my 2007 Chevy Classic 1500 and it works great, average about 17 - 18 MPG towing at 65MPH I have only had problem one time towing up the Tetons in Jackson WY. really had me worried
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Old 09-08-2011, 11:02 AM   #24
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I pull my niagara with my project truck. Its a 1988 gmc 3500 4x4. Converted the drw to srw with2pc. Military hummer wheels. The truck has a 454, 400 tranny, 205 t-case, dana 60 frt and dana HD 70 in the rear. Can hardly tell I'm pulling the camper.
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Old 09-09-2011, 10:00 AM   #25
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When I got my first popup I was driving (And towing with) a 1977 AMC hornet Hatch back, slant 6, 4 speed. When that died of a drug overdose (long story. Got run over by a drug store shuttle truck is the short version) I towed with a Ford LTD of about the same vintage, Big honking V-8 automatic.. That died of old age and I went to a Dodge Maxi Van B-250 Tradsman, Even bigger V-8 and auto. That ... was what I was still driving when I got my SCAMP trailer and gutted the PUP into a utility trailer...

So there you have 3 of 'em. I might add the Van did not seem to know the trailer was there... The LTD did not have any issues with it either.. The Hornet knew it, but no problems.
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I see comments about Explorers not being good tow vehicles. Why is that? I have a 97 Explorer with a V8. I seems to do alright. Struggles a little on steep grades, but doesnt overheat, etc.
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Well I tow a Coachmen with a 2004 Chevy Avalanche. At least I towed it home day before yesterday after I bought it. So far so good. The Avalanche tows and rides pretty good so I think I'll stick with it for a while
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I issue was on the older V-6 Explorers...They had 2 different V-6 engines. The single over-head cam one had OK power for a daily driver, but for towing it was way under powered. And for both V-6 engines, unless you ordered it with a ungraded towing package you got a ball to tow with on the bumper.
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