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Old 08-31-2016, 09:34 AM   #85
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Suburban is basically a Silverado with an enclosed bed.
Lots of cars without the features I mentioned could tow your 19' easily- almost any car with a V6-
I have a 30'.
Safe driving is key.
If I didn't have a truck I might be pulling a 16" with my Nissan Pathfinder.
I would say Suburban and Grand Cherokee are designed for...
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Old 08-31-2016, 09:37 AM   #86
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A Chrysler 300 is a sedan.
Correct. How many 300 tow vehicles have you seen on the road pulling a large trailer? To put things in perspective, Ford sells 70,000 F150's a month.
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Old 09-02-2016, 01:27 AM   #87
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Lemmings. Airstream is a trailer designed for cars. A 300 is a far better TV.

Have a look at Andys thread a while back of the 300 that slid off the road after a wreck. A truck would have rolled and taken the trailer over with it.
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Old 09-02-2016, 05:18 AM   #88
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Old 09-02-2016, 05:28 AM   #89
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Someone said nobody tows with a sedan? So just for kicks here is a list of the Sedans that our store has owned and towed with over the years. This of course does not include the couple of thousand or more that we have set up for customers. Sedans are not a popular as SUV's and trucks these days but for a combination of comfort handling, fuel economy and performance they are hard to beat. For example a V6 gas sedan will give about the same fuel economy as a twice as expensive diesel SUV.

1966 Chrysler 383
1968 Ford Wagon 428
1973 Ford Wagon 460
1973 Pontiac 455
1975 Pontiac 455
1975 Pontiac Wagon 455
1976 Pontiac Bonneville 455
1977 Chevrolet Caprice 350
1978 Pontiac 350
1980 Chev Caprice 305
1981 Pontiac 305
1982 -1992 Chev Caprices and Olds 88's To numerous to count but a couple from most year models.
1987 Olds 88 Front drive 3.8 Litre (ran this car for 10 years)
1988 Olds 88 3.8 Litre
1989 Pontiac Bonneville SSE 3.8
1991 Pontiac Bonneville SSE 3.8
1991 Olds 98 Supercharged 3.8
1992 Olds 88
1992 Ford Crown Victoria
1993 Chrysler Intrepid 3.5
1994 Chrysler Intrepid 3.5
1996 Cadillac Seville NorthStar
1997 Cadillac Deville NorthStar
1998 Cadillac Seville NorthStar
2002 Intrepid 3.5 Litre
2004 Jaguar XJ 4.2 Litre (Sold in May)
2005 Chrysler 300 Hemi
2006 Chev Impala 3.5 Litre (still running this one)
2006 Jetta Diesel
2007 Dodge Charger 3.5 (still running this one as well)
2007 Monte Carlo SS 5.3 Litre
2009 Mustang Convertible 4.0 Litre
2009 BMW 7 Series twin turbo 4.8 Litre (just got this one in May)
2010 Jetta Diesel (still running this one)
2010 Taurus SHO 3.5 Twin Turbo
2011 Taurus 3.5
2012 Jaguar XJ 5.0 Litre Supercharged (oh yea) Just got this one in May.
2012 Chrysler 300 3.6 Litre 8 speed
2012 Mercedes C350 Coupe so not technically a Sedan (3.5 Litre)
2013 Chrysler 300 3.6 Litre 8 speed (still running this one)
2014 Cadillac ATS 2.5 Litre

While we are at I guess I could list the vans which wind up doing huge towing miles.

1987 Chev Astro
1990 Chev Astro
1992 Chev Astro
1993 Dodge Caravan
1994 Chev Astro
2004 Chev Astro (traded in 3 years ago still running this one)
1997 Dodge Caravan
1998 Ford Windstar
1999 Ford Windstar
2004 Ford Freestar
2008 Chrysler Town and Country
2011 Dodge Caravan
2014 Dodge Caravan (still running this one, 70,000 miles already)

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That's great. All needed mods to function properly and be safe. A truck is basically ready to go off the lot. There's nothing wrong with towing with a sedan, just don't tell me it plug and play to be as safe as a truck. And yes trucks have their limitations but, I'll take a threequarter ton truck off the floor over a improperly prepared sedan any day. Do the mods to the car and you are all set, it's just there are too many who think just putting receiver on the car makes it a tow vehicle. Please call can am for advice on this. My one ton feels really unstable empty, it's designed to carry a load. Put a thousand pound tongue weight trailer on the back and it is an entirely different vehicle that can carry a couple thousand pounds of payload. Tow with what you want, just do the best set up possible.
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That's great. All needed mods to function properly and be safe. A truck is basically ready to go off the lot. There's nothing wrong with towing with a sedan, just don't tell me it plug and play to be as safe as a truck. And yes trucks have their limitations but, I'll take a threequarter ton truck off the floor over a improperly prepared sedan any day. Do the mods to the car and you are all set, it's just there are too many who think just putting receiver on the car makes it a tow vehicle. Please call can am for advice on this. My one ton feels really unstable empty, it's designed to carry a load. Put a thousand pound tongue weight trailer on the back and it is an entirely different vehicle that can carry a couple thousand pounds of payload. Tow with what you want, just do the best set up possible.
Can Am did a great job with ours. No mods needed but they set up the WD and sway control and gave us tips on use, as well as an extensive test drive. Always had pickups and never bothered with WD before even though I towed heavy car haulers. Didn't know what I was missing!

When they quit making rear drive and quit using frames I quit buying sedans, period. I think front wheel drive sold a lot of pickups and SUVs. Certainly the case in my neighborhood.
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Old 09-02-2016, 07:59 AM   #92
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Has Can-Am RV Centre ever set up a Toyota Avalon for towing?
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I'm sure they have a website with a phone number listed.
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But can your sedan do this?

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But can your sedan do this?

you are just confusing people with Chrysler 300 tv. You know, those in la la land.
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Old 09-02-2016, 09:43 AM   #96
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But can your sedan do this?

No, I outgrew that when I sold my '73 FJ40, many years ago. I now just want to pull my AS and get through the snow (solo), and load my gear. By the specs, and my space requirements, solo driving needs, and fit to my garage....I got just what I NEED. No more and no less.
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I could do that once in somebody else's sedan if I got a big enough head start, once and only once.
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As far off road as I go is into the yard or a campsite.
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