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Old 10-13-2012, 01:11 AM   #15
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Check out some of Can-Am's towing set-ups... Very interesting combinations.
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Old 10-13-2012, 04:03 PM   #16
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I currently tow with a 2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee 3L diesel. It is an extremely comfortable tow vehicle and has performed flawlessly for 234000 k with out mechanical incident. It is now operating at its limits towing a 30' Signature since the replacement of my 25' Safari but does this easily with my previously modified OEM tow package and a Hensley.I returned today from Halifax and averaged 13 mpg. I have found the diesel to be far superior to the Jeep 5.2l, 4l, and 4.7l, all of which have been in my arsenal. The diesel has more torque than the 5.7 l hemi. (1ft lb) and it sounds beautiful.
Forget about the part about performing flawlessly. On my most recent trip to Fort Lauderdale, the air conditioning broke and then the turbo ducting malfunctioned and the Jeep dealers were not able to make a lasting fix. The repair shop in Toronto fixed it easily. But now the front differential and or transfer case is making ominous sounds. Judging from my history owning Jeeps, this is fairly typical. One must suffer through a round of fixes at the 250,000 k point or get rid of the thing. I think most of it will eventually fall apart but the diesel and the airstream will still be eager. Might have to try the real Mercedes next.
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Old 10-13-2012, 07:58 PM   #17
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That's why I have the 2WD model.
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Old 10-14-2012, 03:54 PM   #18
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That's why I have the 2WD model.
Another good reason for living in Sweet Home Alabama. You don't need AWD in order to mess about in ice, sleet and snow for 4 months a year.
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Old 10-15-2012, 12:33 AM   #19
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Another good reason for living in Sweet Home Alabama. You don't need AWD in order to mess about in ice, sleet and snow for 4 months a year.
I sure wish I had a 2WD Grand Cherokee! Well, except when there's ice, sleet and snow for 4 month a year... ha! Wouldn't it be great to have it all?
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I'm sure there are good reasons why ppl live in those climates. But, being a native of this area, I have tended to return back here when employment took me away for a while. I don't even like scraping frost off a windshield. I have shoveled snow once, while visiting in the Midwest. That same trip, slipped & got a mild concussion while ice skating. That one trip pretty much took away any desire I had to live in a cold climate in one fell swoop. There were just too many other options I saw living further South. But, we tend to gravitate towards what is right for us, by nature. That definition changes per perspective.
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