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Old 08-17-2015, 06:22 PM   #141
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Ck the WD settings on a scale. If the trailer is level and front TV axle has same weight hitched or unhitched, a bit of squat in rear is no big deal. So long as tires are rated for load (with some reserve), it ought to be okay.

Not that one can't get more involved in details of it. A good starting point is what is needed.
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Old 08-17-2015, 06:28 PM   #142
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Don't buy no ugly truck!

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That Ram looked ah-ite till I saw the tailgate-
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Old 08-17-2015, 09:11 PM   #143
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Missi-silli.

The aftermarket will come up with a glow-in the-dark kit for that tailgate. Dealers will offer that free for the advertising potential.

Smart alecks will change the spelling.
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Old 08-17-2015, 09:44 PM   #144
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Guess they are tired of being called Dodge trucks.

Clearly. RAM. RAM. RAM.




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I mean, DAN
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Old 08-24-2015, 05:13 PM   #145
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I think I am going to call this period of time "towtrauma 2015"

Once we got back on the Yukon topic, the husband feels more justified in purchasing a Yukon if we got the 6.2 Denali and used it to tow as well (not the XL).....at least for now. The power and torque are certainly quite a bit better than our current Tahoe, but with the short wheelbase and still limited payload, it's definitely not "ideal". I'm mulling over whether I feel comfortable towing with a 2015 Yukon Denali for a period of time or not. Again, I am sure it must be relatively better than our current 2005 Tahoe, but still far from the idea tow vehicle. If not, we're back to the beginning with what to do about a truck b/c husband is not super excited about buying both a Yukon and a used truck.

Ohhhh, the NEVER ending decisions to be made!
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Old 08-24-2015, 06:31 PM   #146
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SUV's and cargo

Back when I worked in the govm't, I used an SUV for field work. I was ordered to put a cage in the back, so equipment didn't meet me in the front under heavy braking...

And I have to say, I responded to a wreck where an electrician was carrying everything in the cab. He was coated in gear...

Might be a good investment. Plus it keeps the dog in place. One less potential distraction. But then it weighs 30 lbs. Ah, compromises!
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Old 08-26-2015, 12:25 PM   #147
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Why shouldn't you buy a 2015 Navigator?
Because that grill is UGLY.
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It ain't got no alibi!
It's ugly!
Uh-huh!
It's ugly!
Yeah, yeah!
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Old 08-26-2015, 01:37 PM   #148
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Funny post. What comes to mind is the famous movie quote from the movie Predator when Arnold watches the alien unmask for the first time.

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A new Escalade or Suburban would be my preference. But the Navigator will be a superior towing SUV, so that's where we are. And price difference in two identically optioned, to extent possible, Navigator L and Expedition EL was only $9k.

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I can't see a reason why the Navigator with a V6 can be labeled "superior" to the Escalade with a V8 for towing. It could be argued that the Navigator somehow is able to squeak some surprisingly high numbers out of it which would put it "on par with" the GM products. Admittedly, I DO NOT have a Ford logo on my butt cheek but it's the independent rear suspension that killed it for me. It also didn't seem to have the gross weight ratings or axel capacities of the Escalade if I remember correctly... or, the margins were small enough it wasn't going to cut it for my 25FB.
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