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Old 10-12-2003, 02:35 PM   #1
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Towing With Ford Windstar

Can I tow an AS with a Windstar?

The dealer in London Ontario, Canada, says I can tow a 29' 1990 thru 1992 with no trouble, indeed I test towed this combination and the W'star was working no harder than my own W'star does when towing my 20' Prowler TT. Of course the ground around London is pretty flat!

The dealer has produced an analysis of tow vehicle capabilities which seems to have some merit. I don't know if it's on line or not but could look for it if anyone is interested.

Before this experience I had prettty much reconciled myself to getting a fifth wheel, since in order to have the space I want I was going to have to get a truck anyway and I didn't want to have thirty feet or more swinging behind the bumper.

As the tow vehicle will be my only vehicle, I'm interested in staying with a van or even going to a Caddy, which the same dealer also recommends.

Any comments or suggestions will be welcome.

I guess in my heart of hearts I've always wanted an AS <g>

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Old 10-12-2003, 02:42 PM   #2
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Bob,

Welcome to the forum!

I suggest you read a discussion we had here regarding this very issue. While I understand your desire to have a single vehicle for both daily use and towing, most of us on the forum do not recommend the type of setup you are considering/using.

http://www.airforums.com/forum...2A+and+winstar

If a van is what you want to use the full size body on frame vans do the job very well.
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Old 10-12-2003, 02:58 PM   #3
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Another "classic" thread that discusses Can-Am and the Cult of the Tiny Tow Vehicle is here.
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Old 10-12-2003, 03:37 PM   #4
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as the owner of a 1992 29 foot excella, i would say you that you would be unsatisfied with a windstar. no matter how flat the terrain.

my trailer is almost 7000 lbs ready to roll. was the one you test drove loaded? water, propane, gear etc. can add up to alot!

i use a 3/4 ton 300hp chevy silverado to tow mine.

overkill? perhaps. safe? yes!

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Old 10-12-2003, 05:19 PM   #5
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Talking Hensley!!

If you use the Hensley Arrow hitch, you can pull that trailer with the Windstar!!!

ONLY JOKING!!!
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Old 10-13-2003, 10:09 AM   #6
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Re: Towing With Ford Windstar

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Can I tow an AS with a Windstar?

The dealer in London Ontario, Canada, says I can tow a 29' 1990 thru 1992 with no trouble, indeed I test towed this combination and the W'star was working no harder than my own W'star does when towing my 20' Prowler TT.




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Look fellas, he is already pulling a 20' Prowler so I say more power to him!!

As for me, I prefer the heavy-duty USA version of the Windstar, as seen in my pic below
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Wink Silverado??

i use a 3/4 ton 300hp chevy silverado to tow mine.

overkill? perhaps. safe? yes!

John, SO... A 30' Excella would be overkilled by a Silverado? How 'bout them Rice Burners: Tundra?
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