Originally Posted by Cat
Re: Tow Vehicles...
I have thought of using a Ford Bronco...because there's more 'trunk' /storage space.
The shorter wheel base should work for anything less than 3K pounds...even 550 tounge weight...shouldn't it?
Does anyone know the comparison between the Cadillac and a Bronco (say), regarding the 'wheel base'? i.e., is the Cadillac considered a 'short' wheelbase?
When you mention Cadillac, are you thinking of the Escalade and its derivatives or the various passenger sedans? If you are thinking of the Escalade, it is essentially similar to the Chevrolet Tahoe/GMC Yukon; the ESV, is essentially similar to the Chevrolet Suburban/GMC Yukon XL - - with comparable trailer tow ratings. With the current sedans, the best available tow ratings is 3,000 pounds and realistically the availability of a suitable hitch may be a limiting factor (I don't remember seeing any current Cadillac sedan entries in the Reese receiver charts the last time that I checked).
If you are thinking the older Cadillacs, the Cadillac Brougham with 5.7 liter V8 that was discontinued during the 1990s was a long-wheelbase rear-wheel drive sedan (I can't find my reference book with specifications, but believe that it was on a 126" or 129" wheelbase) - - the trailer tow rating was in the 6,000 pound range when ordered with the factory trailer tow package.
The one thing that I have learned towing with my '75 Cadillac Eldorado Convertible is that front wheel drive does have some peculiar characteristics when towing. It is fine once underway, but take-off from a stop can be interesting in loose gravel or on wet surfaces especially if there is an uphill slope involved. I have learned to be VERY careful to get the hitch adjustment correct as if there isn't enough weight transferred forward the front wheel spin can become a challenge on uphill slopes from a stop.
Good luck with your investigations!