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Old 02-29-2004, 01:55 PM   #15
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NY to LA is 45-50 hours, if you drive constantly. Take 6 days, and drive 6-8 hours a day, realistically.
I tow a 5000lb Tradewind with a 1/2 ton Vortec 5.7/3:73 Suburban. Works very well.
Towing mileage is around 12mpg, sometimes a little better. Solo mileage is between 14.5 and 18mpg city/highway. Paid $12k for the Suburban with 60kMiles on it.
Average combination mileage city/highway is about 15.5
I am yet to encounter a grade or mountain that gave me problems, but I have never towed at extreme altitudes. Too cold up there for me....
You might think about the handling issues with a very large trailer. Things like filling stations, parking, backing into tight places etc. I am doing fine with my 25ft trailer, but anything bigger would definitely not fit into some places I have been at. Space (1 person, 1 dog) should not be an issue in any trailer with a separate bedroom area, and decent storage closets, like an old Tradewind, Safari 25 or Classic 25.
Good Luck to you!

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Old 07-11-2004, 06:54 PM   #16
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Originally Posted by kwolff
Thanks to all for the towing advice. I'm going to check out trailers next week to figure out what I can live in and take it from there. The consensus seems to be leading towards a full size 8 cylinder one ton eh? Hate to abandon my toyotas, but oh well. Thanks again, Kate
Kate, dont give up on the toyotas too soon! I have a 26' overlander 1967, have used 2 tow vehicles a ford 250 diesel and a toyota tacoma with the 3.4litre 6 cylinder, with some slight changes to the tacoma - K&N air filter, synthetic oil....I tow fine with the tacoma, last trip including mountains 16 mpg.... still working to improve the set up, but it has plenty of torque to pull the trailer..

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Old 07-13-2004, 09:17 PM   #17
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I would buy an F150.Dealerships all over the country.Proven reliability.

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