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Old 04-20-2013, 11:30 AM   #29
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Or Escape on their Odyssey as part of a Caravan. A Caravan to Sienna (in Italy, that is).
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Old 04-20-2013, 11:53 AM   #30
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My opinion on towing is about performance. I want to get on the interstate with confidence that my TV will get up and go! I don't want to hear that constant downshifting and engine racing trying to keep up. So I go large engine/truck, gas mileage is constant. Set the cruise control, relax and get there!
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If I might Traverse back to the original topic...

how would your typical minivan compare to one of the GM Lambdas?
handling/performance/what-have-you?
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Old 04-20-2013, 06:27 PM   #32
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I suppose mini-vans are better tow vehicles than Excursions as well.

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Find us a case where liability existed. Anyone, anywhere who modifies a vehicle to suit his use. Commercial haulers using pickup trucks exceed "tow ratings" by double the amount. Or more. And the vehicle just runs on to past 300k with no real problems. And zero complications per law or insurance or regulatory agency. This "liability" thing is a canard.

What CAN AM does to a T is the same as any of us in the 1960's and 70's (and earlier and later) who used a car to tow a trailer that was "too big" according to weight. But aero resistance means more. Much more.

If "safety" is the criterion, then trailer disc brakes (etc) should be higher on the list. Same for a Pro Pride hitch.

If Andrew_T says you're good to go . . then you are. The Odyssey looks a better choice for TV than any other minivan by a good distance.

All the usual questions apply: How long will you keep it? How many miles in that time? How many nights aboard the trailer? Etc. This is the direction in which to find the answer. It is already known to be a good choice. So will it fit what the owner expects otherwise.

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Some day you might have the chance to drive something well-designed (both TV & TT) and well-sorted (lash-up).

The trailer defines the tow vehicle.

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MV's rule the GWN and are creeping South invading the entire Continent....PTL!!!

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I suppose mini-vans are better tow vehicles than Excursions as well.
A close call but in many ways, "generally speaking" they are!
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A close call but in many ways, "generally speaking" they are!

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See....I told you so.

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Perry,

MV's rule the GWN and are creeping South invading the entire Continent....PTL!!!

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It's all part of Andrew T's evil master plan

What's PTL?

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PTL....I dare not answer for fear of retribution.

Better to just do the google on it.



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PTL....I dare not answer for fear of retribution.

Better to just do the google on it.



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I see that you too are a follower of the evil genius....
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