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Old 04-23-2013, 08:47 PM   #15
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We pull an '09 Silverado 1500 Crew Cab 4X4 @ 5800#s behind an '11 Astoria with the Cummins ISB-XT 360 with no issues.
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Old 04-23-2013, 08:49 PM   #16
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Old 04-23-2013, 09:06 PM   #17
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Ford Edge, weighs 4000lb. Has over 300 hp and hauls. Crappy mileage. But fun to drive and has more bells and whistles than our Cadillac had. Put in neutral and shut it off. Easy to tow. Fun to drive.
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Old 04-23-2013, 10:35 PM   #19
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Thanks all.

Looked at a Lincoln MKX today and they are sweet, and now I need to look at the Ford Edge with basically the same bells and whistles. I'd like 4wd or AWD for those times I ride out on the beach.
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2010 honda fit sport 2500 lbs. my goal was simple - have a very basic transport at destination and easy to tow; at least better than a motorcycle.
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Old 04-24-2013, 09:30 PM   #21
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2000 Tahoe Z71 weighs 5,660 lbs (Cat Scale) towed by 06 County Coach (36,040 lbs) with a ISL 400.

Some of the Sierra's and Rocky Mtn's. get me down to about 45 mph and the fuel mileage will bring a tear to your eye. On level ground about 8.1 to 8.6 mpg

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Thanks all.

Looked at a Lincoln MKX today and they are sweet, and now I need to look at the Ford Edge with basically the same bells and whistles. I'd like 4wd or AWD for those times I ride out on the beach.
Be absolutely sure when you do pick that the model version is towable four down if that is how you are going to pull it. There are some issues with the adaptive cruise on the EDGE. I ignored it and just moved the radar device and it works just fine. Check that the AWD for example is towable.
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Be absolutely sure when you do pick that the model version is towable four down if that is how you are going to pull it. There are some issues with the adaptive cruise on the EDGE. I ignored it and just moved the radar device and it works just fine. Check that the AWD for example is towable.
Thanks. I always check the owner's manual for RV Towing, and then I follow it up with research to see if anyone has had problems. Thanks for the tip on the adaptive towing.

As I understand it, the Edge and MKX are equal in accessories, or can be, but that the MKX is most definitely a quieter ride and smoother ride. Lincoln puts a lot of time into those two items.

We presently have a 2004 Towncar that is in immaculate condition, thanks to DW as she is the one that keeps it that way. We had a loner, MKz and I found it very uncomfortable although the electronics were nice. DW didn't like it because it did not have digital speedometer, and there were no 5 mph increments on the analog speedo.

We're just lookin', the Saturn Vue is holding up fine - just looking for a new toy, hee hee! (Think Jeep!)
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We tow a 2010 Taurus SHO, 4200 lbs. It tows great and is an awesome car to drive but really sucks as a fishing rig. So the SHO has to go so to speak. Going to look at a Cherokee or maybe small size pick up like a Dakota etc. need the ground clearance to get to the good fishing holes....
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I've not seen a base plate installation other than homemade that required holes cut in the bumper cover. I just replaced a 2000 Honda Odyssey LX with a 2005 Odyssey EX. I installed the base plate, lights, and brake/breakaway myself. You can see some pics at Tow Setup toward the bottom of the page. The only cutting I did was two vertical supports near the center of the grill area where the light connector and breakaway switch are located

Curb wgt of the Odyssey is apx 4,300lb. I tow with a 10k Blue Ox Aventa II tow bar behind a 40' dp w/350hp Cummins ISC.
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Weighed my Yukon at 5500 lbs and the coach at 29800. Cummins ISC 350 has more than enough torque for the steepest and longest inclines.
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I've not seen a base plate installation other than homemade that required holes cut in the bumper cover. I just replaced a 2000 Honda Odyssey LX with a 2005 Odyssey EX. I installed the base plate, lights, and brake/breakaway myself. You can see some pics at Tow Setup toward the bottom of the page. The only cutting I did was two vertical supports near the center of the grill area where the light connector and breakaway switch are located

Curb wgt of the Odyssey is apx 4,300lb. I tow with a 10k Blue Ox Aventa II tow bar behind a 40' dp w/350hp Cummins ISC.






these are all the pictures i have found from retailers. Plus im to picky about what my cars look like. I would only tow a few times a year and it would drive me nuts having those brackets sticking out like that.
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We tow a 2008 Dodge Dakota Crew Cab Larime 4x4 with an inflatable boat and 7.5hp motor in the back. Weighs in right at 5,000 lbs, Tow it with a Cummins 400 ISL. Tows fine, but has a locking steering wheel so you have to leave the key in it.
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