View Poll Results: Make of your tow vehicle
Chevy/GMC 337 35.14%
Chrysler 10 1.04%
Dodge 129 13.45%
Ford 294 30.66%
Nissan 35 3.65%
Toyota 76 7.92%
other 78 8.13%
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Old 01-19-2003, 02:11 PM   #1
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Question Make of your tow vehicle

I thought to would add this to finish off putting together who the avg "forum member" is.

For those of you with more than one tow vehicle, please poll your primary.

Thanks for polling-John

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Old 01-19-2003, 02:38 PM   #2
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My session is invalid????? Would you please tick one off for Chrysler product...

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Old 01-19-2003, 11:19 PM   #3
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What about the MPG ?? I got 14-16 mpg on the trip to the Redwoods w/ my Cummins Diesel . Thats pulling ! 25 ft Caravaner , wife 2 kids 2 bikes ect.......
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Old 01-20-2003, 07:24 AM   #4
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Kistler,

Sorry, I don't have the capability to do this for you.

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Old 01-20-2003, 07:52 AM   #5
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I thought I would never sell the Toyota ( I may give it to the family or one of the fans)... I bought the TURBO new in '85 to pull the Minuet (and anything else that needed hauling) and it has been totally flawless to Mexico, Canada and up the hill to the Crystal basin many times... but Dr. Ferdnand Ferry Porsche read my mind in a dream and created the Cayenne which I have on order... although the price is way out of reach I may be able to swing it with "sponsorship" if not I'll by the VW Touareg to do it... they have a V10 TDI with 720Nm of torque!
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Old 01-20-2003, 11:36 AM   #6
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Tim,

Welcome to the Forum and that's a cool avatar!

Luck of the Irish-John
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Old 01-20-2003, 06:54 PM   #7
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Does the "O" in other stand for Oldsmobile

Hey, this is Annette, Bud Brown's wife and I think you forgot a special vehicle that does a superb towing job for our 2001 Safari 27ft. It's my most favorite vehicle so far - a 2002 Oldsmobile Bravada with an in-line 6 and 275 pounds of torque. That's more pulling power than our Suburban that gets left behind in our driveway. The gas mileage is good and the ride is wonderful. I'd be interested in reading about other "Other"s in the Towing Poll.
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Old 01-20-2003, 07:49 PM   #8
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Wow- Chevy's seem so far as the choice of manufacture.
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Old 01-21-2003, 01:30 PM   #9
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Cayene towing rig

Hey, Tim Kelly Tell me about towing capacity etc for the Cayene.I earlier this year wanted to put a hitch on my C4 cab. Just kidding but the Cayene is intriguing.Which one did you order?
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Old 01-22-2003, 03:06 AM   #10
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Hi Tim, recently I both drove the VW Touareg and the Porsche Cayenne. Both cars are great, but I think the Touareg with the 10 cylinder diesel is the better car in regard to towing an A/S.
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Old 01-22-2003, 05:45 AM   #11
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Hello Everybody,
I'm sorry for the delay in my response...
The Cayenne has 2 available engine configurations 4.5 liter V/8's.
The non-Turbo has 340 HP @ 6000 RPM with 310lb-ft @5500 RPM. The Turbo has 450 HP @ 6000 RPM & 460 lb-ft @ 4750 rpm. They each have a towing capacity of 7,716 lbs! & a nose weight of 616 lbs! Full time 4wd, 6 speed Automatics with a dual range & a program that senses the load of a trailer and downshifts automatically to provide engine braking (as if the huge brakes (F 13.78" & R 13") needed much help.
Much more information is available at Porsche.com. I'll ordered my turbo in Teal Green with a Beige interior... although the Titanium color would look AWESOME on the Cayenne & the Minuet. The interior of the Minuet would look fantastic with a matching interior treatment. I hope that I make enough from selling the house & stuff to have some money left... to drive it everywhere I want to go. The Cayenne also performs quite well as a "Sports Car" when unencumbered by "The Bauble”. It has a speed rating of approx. 160 MPH and will out accelerate a PORSCHE Boxster S... these features are probably not all that important to most but I fully intend to go to the race track with the Bauble in tow unhook it & take it out on the track to instruct high performance driving techniques & may even race it a bit. I have a desire to haul my Minuet around ‘the Ring’ fast enough to set a new record… crazy you say?
Much more information on the Cayenne is available at www.PORSCHE.com.

Hans,
I agree that the Touareg equipped with the TDI V/10 & the 720 lb-ft would be a much better way to go… if you didn’t need a racer to drive when you get to the track… I’ve put my Toyota in 4-wheel drive a few times and hauled the Minuet to places that amazed any that happened by… ‘Which’ accounts for a few dents here and there around the underside.
I’ve expected many a time to have a picture taken similar to your “Police_1” for a slightly different reason.

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Thumbs up Re: Does the "O" in other stand for Oldsmobile

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special vehicle that does a superb towing job for our 2001 Safari 27ft. It's my most favorite vehicle so far - a 2002 Oldsmobile Bravada with an in-line 6 and 275 pounds of torque. That's more pulling power than our Suburban that gets left behind in our driveway
Annette & Bud... I agree!! The new Envoys, Trailblazers, and Bravadas all use that new inline six and it is impressive. Lots of power and good gas mileage. For an SUV the track is wide on these vehicles which is a plus. I give GM a pat on the back for getting this one right.

I too would be interested in what is included in the "other" catagory.
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Old 01-22-2003, 08:03 AM   #13
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Chevy Rules

John,
I agree, Chevy is the best !!
attached should be some photos of my new-to-be Chevy towing unit.
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Old 01-22-2003, 08:33 AM   #14
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Wayne,

As I consider Olds to be a Gm product, I thought the Chevy/GMC would cover that.

Others: I felt this would cover Range Rover's. Hummer's, ect.

I'm going to be starting another poll(Yes Another Poll ) on what style tow vehicle do you tow with.

I'm thinking of: trucks, Full-size vans. mid-size vans, mini-van, SUV's ect.

But I wanted to get through this polling 1st.

Please give insights into this future poll-John
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