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Old 02-10-2014, 09:53 AM   #365
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Old 02-10-2014, 10:29 AM   #366
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yup its reality...But we are happy...
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Old 02-10-2014, 10:30 AM   #367
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I have a salesperson bringing the Trailblazer out for a look-see.
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Old 02-11-2014, 12:26 AM   #368
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Please continue to hold your uniformed opnions in check people. Any arguments should be avoided.
Hi, I think this statement pretty much includes most everyone on this forum; Otherwise you would have had several people chime in with I tow with that or we towed with one of those. So from what I've read so far, it is mostly opinions. Today I saw one of those Suzuki's [XL-7] that you mentioned. I pointed it out to my wife. We would be scared to death to tow our trailer with that little thing. [and that's my opinion]
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Old 02-11-2014, 01:21 PM   #369
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Red face Mission Accomplished

Today I bought a 2003 Chevy Trailblazer. Nice little truck. Much more substantial than the Suzuki and Kia. Felt solid and has the room I need.

Seems to have the factory tow package, or it has a decent aftermarket one.
7 Pin connector and class III hitch.

Won't get the highest mileage I was striving for, but should be considerably better than my V10 Ford.
I am happy and looking forward to towing the Overlander as soon as I install my brake controller.

Glad that's over.
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We looked at those one time were very impressed but we needed a pickup to haul junk. What engine does it have ? Jim
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I have SOB friends that own one, (they have a pop-up camper, so...no problem there), and they're happy with it, afaik.
I got a ride in it once...6 big adults piled into it without much of a problem...and it does have a "substantial" feel to it.
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Today I bought a 2003 Chevy Trailblazer. Nice little truck. Much more substantial than the Suzuki and Kia. Felt solid and has the room I need.
Congrats, glad you survived the search Having just finished my own length search for a tow vehicle, by the end of it we were happy to just commit and get it over with!
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Congrats, glad you survived the search Having just finished my own length search for a tow vehicle, by the end of it we were happy to just commit and get it over with!
Which is why I am constantly searching, constantly on the lookout and picking the brains of folks and mechanics of "potential future" vehicles for myself or family. If, heaven forbid, something were to happen to one of the trucks I have right now, I already know exactly what I would replace them with. And of course this is a dynamic process as the years go by, as it all changes.
But then, I like following this stuff too, so it's fun to try to keep up with it.
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i will say that the used car market is very strong, here. Prices are crazy. Trucks with 150000 miles or more going for 8,9, $10,000. The selection is not as good as I would expect either.
Luckily my new truck was traded on a new AUDI and the dealer did not really want it on their lot long. I offered 1200 off the out the door deal and got it.
Basically exchanged the sold Excursion for the Chevy with no out of pocket. Now I only have to wire up my Prodigy. YAAAY,,we can camp again.
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Happy your search is over. I find it a bit ironic though, that a thread on finding a "small" tow vehicle concluded by finding 4600# curb weight SUV.
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It's all relative, he had an Excursion.
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It's all relative, he had an Excursion.
Yeah 4600lb down from 7700 is a pretty good jump.
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