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Old 01-24-2005, 06:27 AM   #29
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I'm sure my Argosy would love to come live with you INSIDE. Do you really have cats or are you talking about children. Of course my four cats and two Poms are now my children since the kids are grown. The Poms love a "road trip", the cats like to stay at home and be comfortable. I would like to have your tow vehicle, but that's a little out of my price range. thanks, Judy and Bob
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Old 01-25-2005, 03:30 PM   #30
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tow vehicle....toureg/cayanne

Yes....Similar car only $20,000 difference in features...but pulling should be the same. So....anybody got experinece pulling a 25 with either?
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Old 01-25-2005, 05:25 PM   #31
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I tow an Excella 25 with a Tundra so I thought I should chime in. As long as you keep the speed respectable the Tundra is certainly up to the job, and the gas mileage at 13 is not bad, but.....you can't find suitable extendable towing mirrors for the Tundra. Everybody elses tow package at least offers them, but not Tundra, so you'll have to put up with clip on's or McKesh's. I tow a lot, like 20,000 miles per year, and this has become an irritating issue. How could Tundra say they have a tow package, when the mirrors don't meet the mirror requirements of any state when I'm towing my Excella? For this reason alone, I would choose the Nissan Titan over the Tundra next time.
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Old 01-25-2005, 05:42 PM   #32
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Glad you chimed in! I mentioned a Titan a few posts back, and was ignored. My 2003 Tundra performed like yours with my 25 Excella, and I was not completely pleased. I was on my way to get a F-250 (my second one) when a friend said, "At least look at a Titan". I now own one, and while I can't do a side by side comparison, it appears to perform at least as well as my older 3/4 ton. With the 5 speed auto, I shift into 4th and can maintain 55 on any grade I've encountered in Texas. The extendable mirrors work great! Maybe we should have a 5/8 ton category for the Nissan Titan.
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Old 01-25-2005, 06:53 PM   #33
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Yes....Similar car only $20,000 difference in features...but pulling should be the same. So....anybody got experinece pulling a 25 with either?
One of the forum members has a T-reg he tows with, he says he is happy with the setup.
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Old 02-11-2005, 12:09 PM   #34
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One of the forum members has a T-reg he tows with, he says he is happy with the setup.
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I do and I am.

I tow a 22' CCD with my Treg and Towhead pulls a 25' CCD with his.

He's very happy too.
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Old 02-11-2005, 12:29 PM   #35
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...and I want to be happy too. So someday a Treg for me....

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Old 02-11-2005, 12:49 PM   #36
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How anyone can tow an American Icon (Airstream) with a Japanese truck is beyond me.
Before you start flaming me...I know they have some assembly plants in the US....and you should be able to take a joke .....
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Old 02-18-2005, 08:38 AM   #37
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Our New Tundra!

Hey, Juel -- We are really loving our new Tundra d-cab. It's a beautiful truck, inside and out, and the ride is just amazing. Our hat is off to the great folks back in Indiana :-) who built this fine vehicle.

If all goes as we hope, we'll be using it to tow home a '76 Safari 23 this weekend. We're using a Quality-s/Reese type hitch with Reese sway bars and McKesh mirrors for the view behind us. JeepinAudiophile (Chad) put in a new Prodigy brake controller for us and did a super job!

I'll let you know about our first towing experience after the weekend.

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Old 02-18-2005, 10:10 AM   #38
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I also have a 2004 Tundra Dbl Cab 4x4 and it's great! I have had it for about a year now and would hate to have to get rid of it for anything. I buy things for their quality and safety not because of were they are made.

My wife, son and I were in a head on crash going 50 this summer and all walked away from it with only a couple of burses and $21,000 in damages, fortunately nobody was killed. I don't care were it was made as far as I'm concerned it saved our lives.

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Ours is also Blue and no they didn't total it, replaced the frame and $21,000 later I had it back! It i
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Old 02-18-2005, 11:04 AM   #39
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I know I need a V8
Completely off the topic but I pulled my 1976 Argosy 24 from Detroit, MI. to Shreveport, LA and back again with a GMC Safari Minivan, with the trailer towing package, (standard on the newer models), with the 4.3L V-6. It towed BEAUTIFULLY!
I am not sure what the difference in weight would be from the 1978 Argosy 24 and the 1976 Argosy 24. I do know that I was pushing 4,500lbs or more.
I would, however, rather have a V-8 and have too much power train then to have something too small without enough power.
Since I am born and bred here in the Metro-Detroit area, I would have to say go with the Ford or Dodge.
JD Power has ranked the Dodge PU fairly high. I think they recently took the JD Power best-built light truck award. Not sure though.
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Old 02-18-2005, 11:11 AM   #40
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How anyone can tow an American Icon (Airstream) with a Japanese truck is beyond me.
Before you start flaming me...I know they have some assembly plants in the US....and you should be able to take a joke .....
I like the Toyota truck. It is built in Indiana. Well-built.
Does anybody know how much the Toyota line workers make? Just wondering...
I know that the GM line workers make about $22/hr. plus benefits. Not that I like the UAW but the more the lineworkers make the more I make!
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I think a lot of the Fords and Chevy's are made in Mexico now.
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Old 02-18-2005, 10:20 PM   #42
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Hi Ron, My 1995 F-250 was made in Canada using US parts. FYI Not sure if they still are made there.
I read that the imports were undersprung. They must have addressed this issue.

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