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Old 02-24-2012, 09:45 AM   #15
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Yes, its a roof top tent made in Italy. I have had it for two years and use it to sleep in when I am in the backcountry. I am looking forward to spending time in 'the ritz' on those rainy/snowy days when I was stuck in the little roof top tent or had to get a motel.
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Old 02-26-2012, 08:33 AM   #16
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V6 lol who wants that

No the Diesel in 2005 Jeep is 4 cyl with turbo, straight 6 motor 4.0 in older jeeps is no v6. You could not pull my trailer with honda mini van! The old trailers are light and very much like light weight fishing boat. Some best motors ever developed straight like BMW 2.8, jeep buick 4.0. Hey spen can I get better picture of your trailer and jeep equalizer hitch.
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Old 02-26-2012, 09:03 AM   #17
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You could not pull my trailer with honda mini van! The old trailers are light and very much like light weight fishing boat.
Think what you want, but don't give others advice that isn't true. I could EASILY pull your 16' trailer with my Honda minivan. Your Jeep has 160 hp and 295 lbft of torque. My Odyssey has 244 hp and 240 lbft of torque. You'll get the trailer launched a bit easier, but I'll yank it along quicker. And my trailer weighs all of 300 pounds less than yours, dry weight.

There are folks on this forum pulling a new 28' Serenity International with a Toyota Sienna, and another pulling a modern 22' Sport with a Honda Ridgeline (same engine as my van.) I'm glad you like your Liberty diesel, but you're going way too far in dismissing other tow vehicles.

LOL - yeah, who would want one of those V6s, like the new Pentastar V6 in the Grand Cherokee, or the twin-turbo Ford Ecoboost V6.

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Old 02-26-2012, 11:48 PM   #18
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I am not saying your honda can not pull it

Can it do it safely no. You have p metric tires on Honda correct. Far as I know you can not get C or D rated tires unless you step up truck tires. Also your Honda is FWD that in it's self is bad tow vehicle. There is video of Gwagon Mercedes pulling bambi 16ft modern trailer and the suspension is low on that vehicle I would suspect yours would bottom out on every bump. Mercedes is $150k vehicle. But yes you could drag it around slowly with Honda the motor is more than capable. But do not go around telling others it's right tow vehicle for modern trailer lol. Honda Pilot is rated to tow have seen few pulling 20ft fiberglass boats. I am going to look up tow rating of Honda mini van if I was guess tops 3500pounds that right there is to low with my trailer. Mines rated 5000 and barely enough suspension. Also figure you add another 500 pounds of ice chests,camping gear,batteries,food that's 4300 pounds give or take. Even with full size 250 you would feel it. Also comparing gas motor to turbo diesel is silly. One is made for work how much torque does yours make at 1500 rpm lol. Just do not go pink slips you will be shocked

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Old 02-27-2012, 01:07 AM   #19
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I did look up tow rating on mercedes 7000

The price also has gone down 100k for gas v8 and add $20k for AMG. They did offer diesel years ago and pretty sure that one was over 150k. Hardly any around. Honda was 3500 like I guessed(unless you have some AWD model), also add receiver hitch on your vehicle 65 plus equalizer 65. You are grossly under rated, most suggest having around 20 percent over capacity. I followed Ridgeline before I bought my Nissan and people who tow with them understand there faults. Honda is not real truck with solid frame, transfer case or axle and humps down in rear without hitting any bumps. It would be fine for my boat but not the new trailer. Also I do my home work before posting or buying vehicle!

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Pretty much any V6 SUV is going to do fine with a Bambi. Get something with a tow package from the factory, which will usually include a transmission cooler and the proper hitch and harness for the trailer.
We recently traded off a 16 - but for us the TV consideration was not so much what we could tow, but rather what combination of TT/TV would allow us to maintain safe control of both units ... especially noting the transmission temperature going uphill and braking capacity on long down hills. If you keep it slow you will reduce the wear and tear on both the AS and the TV (as well as yourself). If your TV is not factory equipped with a tow pkg, you can add most of the equipment to bring it up to spec. In out case, that meant to also add a transmission temp guage to a TV and not have to rely on just the idiot light; that way we could adjust our driving to meet conditions and the rising trans temp *** before it got into a danger zone.
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Can it do it safely no.
Just a glutton for punishment? It'll do it safely yes, more safely than most pick up trucks.

If it's not safe, it doesn't leave the CanAm lot.
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This cultlike following of CanAm is really weird! Sure must be good for his business with all this free personal opinions of his work. free advertising.!! jim
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This cultlike following of CanAm is really weird! Sure must be good for his business with all this free personal opinions of his work. free advertising.!! jim
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Could it be...he and his staff know what they're doing?!?
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I saw his work first hand and all I can say is....he knows what he's doing! When I decide to reinforce my hitch (to move up to a 23') I will be going to Canada.
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I saw his work first hand and all I can say is....he knows what he's doing! When I decide to reinforce my hitch (to move up to a 23') I will be going to Canada.
If you want to "get rid" of your Toureg at a loss...
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I need it for the 23'.
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Sorry Starcraft, you're way off beam. I successfully pull my 28' International Serenity with a Toyota Sienna 3.5 V6. It's been professionally set up with a reinforced and improved hitch receiver, improved transmission cooling and a Prodigy brake controller. I use full weight distribution and sway control and achieve around 12 mpg (US) when towing at around 60-65 mph. I'm still on the original tires although will seek advice (from the professional) when I come to replace them, on both TV and trailer. I may yet move to a Hensley or PPP but it's not needed at the moment as the ride is sure and stable in all weathers. The Sienna is a very safe and stable towing platform; it has a long wheelbase, wide suspension track, low center of gravity, short rear overhang and is aerodynamically efficient. Unhitched, the Sienna will beat most trucks stopping, starting and going through a slalom; hanging a trailer on the back does not magically transform it from a safe vehicle to an unsafe one. The ONLY disadvantage it has compared to most trucks is HP and torque.

But don't take my word for it, get yourself over to Can-Am RV (free advertising!) and try one of their setups for yourself; you may not be converted but you will be surprised.
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