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Old 12-03-2012, 04:55 PM   #15
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^^^ Towing anything substantial with a "modest" TV requires expert advice so using Can-Am RV is a smart move on your part Andreas. Whether you're happy with the performance of your Odyssey will be a personal thing, but at least you'll have a properly setup, safe towing rig.

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Old 07-26-2015, 10:51 AM   #16
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Why go to all the trouble ? When you can purchase a suitable tow vehicle that has been engineered to do the job.
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Old 07-30-2015, 02:22 PM   #17
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maybe thats what THEY wanted.. remember it is a free country and what makes the Traverse not a suitable tow vehicle other than your belief system that the only "suitable tow vehicle" is a 3/4 ton pickup..

oh, never mind you don't see the forest for the trees. there are MANY people towing with minivan, Traverse type vehicles and doing FINE.. just ask the guys at CanAm RV..


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Old 07-30-2015, 03:40 PM   #18
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Why go to all the trouble ? When you can purchase a suitable tow vehicle that has been engineered to do the job.
That's a very reasonable question.

For me, it's simply because for the 95% of the time when I'm NOT towing, I have no use whatsoever for a "suitable tow vehicle that has been engineered to do the job."... i.e. "truck". And my Traverse is so much nicer to drive than a truck.
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So what we just learned is that it is three years later, and the OP is happy with his tow vehicle selection. Apparently it works well for him.

Garfield, thanks for posting.
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Old 07-30-2015, 05:42 PM   #20
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No disrespect intended, but towing a 25 ft with a vehicle like that is dangerous, maybe not to you but to me. I see it on the Interstate & I shiver, small TV, small brakes, the tail waging the dog & it's in front of me. Can Am in London, Ontario loves to do the impossible with hitch/small TV set ups. I for one don't buy it & most on here don't either.
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Old 07-30-2015, 06:19 PM   #21
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There’s a common conception that an opinion cannot be wrong. However, before you crouch behind your Shield of Opinion you need to ask yourself two questions.

.....Glad I could clear that up. I see it on this forum all the time.

Is this your writing, or did you cut and paste it from an online article without attributing it? It just seemed very familiar.

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You should of used the John Oliver quote, that was a good skit.

But back to this topic, you just used an opinion to state that another's opinion was factually wrong. If you want to verify a position you could look to empirical evidence. Right now the evidence is looking like three years of successful towing is balanced against......opinion.
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Is that your opinion or did we read it somewhere in a three year old thread?

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Is this your writing, or did you cut and paste it from an online article without attributing it? It just seemed very familiar.

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You should of used the John Oliver quote, that was a good skit.

But back to this topic, you just used an opinion to state that another's opinion was factually wrong. If you want to verify a position you could look to empirical evidence. Right now the evidence is looking like three years of successful towing is balanced against......opinion.
My opinion is what it is. If you disagree that's ok & I respect that, so be it. My voice is as loud as yours, safety on the road effects everybody out there including yours.
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My sister in law has a traverse, my wife has a toyota venza, I would not try to tow any trailer with either one of them, my opinion after towing travel trailers since 1971 ,when I bought my first one.....
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So what we just learned is that it is three years later, and the OP is happy with his tow vehicle selection. Apparently it works well for him.

Garfield, thanks for posting.
Thank you, and yes I am very happy. We plan on keeping this current combo (Safari and Traverse) at least until I retire in about 10 years.
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My opinion is what it is. If you disagree that's ok & I respect that, so be it. My voice is as loud as yours, safety on the road effects everybody out there including yours.
You are perfectly entitled to your opinion. I was responding to BoldAdventure, who posted a diatribe about whether opinions can be wrong. Trouble was, it was cut and pasted without attribution from an online source (linked) and I had read it previously. He appears to have now rethought, and deleted his post.

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Is that your opinion or did we read it somewhere in a three year old thread?

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You missed the best part. See above.
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No disrespect intended, but towing a 25 ft with a vehicle like that is dangerous, maybe not to you but to me. I see it on the Interstate & I shiver, small TV, small brakes, the tail waging the dog & it's in front of me. Can Am in London, Ontario loves to do the impossible with hitch/small TV set ups. I for one don't buy it & most on here don't either.
Fifth season with this set up, no issues at all, safe and mechanically sound. An excellent tow platform that is a viable road car when not towing - I'm with Garfield on this one.


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