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Old 04-22-2009, 06:31 PM   #29
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See, I'm curious, what where the power specs of the Crown Vic back then? 200 hp? How much torque?
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Old 05-13-2009, 06:12 PM   #30
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185hp at 4000 rpm and 275 ft lbs at 3000 rpm
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Old 05-13-2009, 08:55 PM   #31
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I now have owned my 2008 19' SE Bambi for a month now, and have traveled all over central and some of west Texas. Lost Maples, Garner, South Llano River, Pedernales and Blanco State Parks. Have traveled out to Junction twice so far. My TV is a 2008 Jeep Commander sport model, (with out the third row seat). 4.7l 305 hp engine. I have the TV equipped with an Equilizer hitch. On one of my trips out IH 10 the TV will easily maintain 80mph on cruise control. At one time a 18 wheeler was passing in the right lane going down hill (he must have been going 90 at the time.), We started up the next hill and he got infront of me and started to slow down quickly as the hill had a good grade to it. This is east of Junction heading towards San Antonio. We slowed down to about 50 going up this hill, I move to the left lane and accelerated back up to 80 going up this hill. Now granted the elevation out around Junction is only around 2K, I was very suprised by the rate of accelaration I was able to get out of the Commander. The Commander has 20k miles on it and I have consistently maintained 20-2 1mpg on the highway with no trailer and now get around 13-14mpg with the trailer. Most of the time I tow between 65 and 70mph. On my last trip while heading west towards Junction we met up with a buzzard, It hit the windshield and busted the glass but did not penetrate.
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Old 05-13-2009, 09:01 PM   #32
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Old 05-18-2009, 01:15 PM   #33
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Old 05-22-2009, 08:24 PM   #34
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Well I have a confession. I am dreaming of an even bigger TV.

Here is what I have in mind

When you just can't get enough horsepower and 1 stick is not enough, and fractions of a ton just don't have the same ring as my truck is rated at 40 tons.
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Old 05-22-2009, 11:02 PM   #35
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I had a hitch receiver, an automatic transmission cooler and a Prodigy P3 brake controller installed on my new-to-me 2007 Ford Freestar Sport at Can-AM RV in London, Ontario on Thursday, and seeing as how I got there before they opened, I took a few shots of a some of the rigs that were in their front lot.

Two 34-footers, one hitched to a Chrysler Town and Country, the other to a Dodge Charger 3.5 V6, while the 24' Argosy was hitched to a VW Jetta.

VERY nice paint job on the Argosy, by the way.

An interesting line-up, I must admit...





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Old 05-23-2009, 05:43 AM   #36
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I had a hitch receiver, an automatic transmission cooler and a Prodigy P3 brake controller installed on my new-to-me 2007 Ford Freestar Sport at Can-AM RV in London, Ontario on Thursday, and seeing as how I got there before they opened, I took a few shots of a some of the rigs that were in their front lot.

Two 34-footers, one hitched to a Chrysler Town and Country, the other to a Dodge Charger 3.5 V6, while the 24' Argosy was hitched to a VW Jetta.

VERY nice paint job on the Argosy, by the way.
We almost bought that Argosy, but they painted it out of our price range.

A 34 footer with a minivan!? That's just insane! 31 feet would be my limit.

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Old 05-23-2009, 12:39 PM   #37
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You crazy Canadians and your little tow vehicles!

But it's true—when we were in Canada, the trailer got lighter, I could tow it with 7 of 8 cylinders disabled and sometimes we towed the Tundra with the Safari! I attribute it to the border guy when we entered Ontario who gave us a miniature magic hockey stick if we promised to return it when we left Canada. It didn't stop the sleet in Kenora though.

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Old 05-23-2009, 07:02 PM   #38
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Exclamation Tow vehicle humour?

It's not funny anymore crawford!

Is this post about tow vehicles or making fun of people and other countries.
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Old 05-23-2009, 09:19 PM   #39
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I thought I might add a picture here of a combination I drove recently that I found quite impressive.

This is 08 20' Safari being towed by an Audi A4 with a 3.0 Litre V6 with a 5 speed automatic. This engine has a very wide powerband and was able to tow at only 2100 RPM at 60 MPH with quite a bit of reserve. When you have a 3.0 Litre towing at such a low rpm the mileage should be excellent. The handling was very precise and completely stable while delivering a very comfortable ride.

I saw someone earlier refered to a "pro" set up. This is a good example of an optimal weight distribution configuration.

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Old 05-23-2009, 09:21 PM   #40
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Old 05-23-2009, 09:43 PM   #41
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Here is one more recent one that I thought performed as good as it looked. This is a Saturn Aura with the 3.6 Litre Cadillac CTS Motor again this motor has a very wide powerband and mated to a 6 speed automatic the performance is outstanding. The ride is a little bit soft for the nth degree of handling but it is still excellent.

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It's not funny anymore crawford!

Is this post about tow vehicles or making fun of people and other countries.

C'mon, mum, you can relax. If you had read a bit more from him, you would know that CrawfordGene is not a cruel person, quite the opposite, he is quite witty and very friendly. It's a joke, nothing more.

Oh, and by the way, his name is Gene, he just happens to live in Crawford.

And by the way part 2, welcome to Airforum.com! Good to see yet another Canadian joining up. NICE trailer you have! I don't recall seeing any photos you may have posted, can you post a link to the thread, if you have?

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