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Old 08-15-2007, 05:17 PM   #1
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Ultimate TV, hp & torque to burn

Okay, okay. For all of you who have said that the Durango has insufficient horsepower and torque to tow our 25-foot Airstream, I must reluctantly admit that you were right. Mea culpa, mea culpa.

The mountains of the West were no real challenge for the Durango, but the East proved to be surprisingly difficult. The grades are greater, far greater.

Soooo, to solve the TV dilemma, we have upgraded from the Durango to a 2007 Porsche Turbo.

With 480 horsepower and 455 foot-pounds of torque we should now have more than enough power now. And, if the grade gets especially steep, we have an extra 50 foot-pounds with the optional overboost!! That gives us a whopping 505 foot-pounds of torque.

Top speed without the Airstream in tow is over 190 mph, but we have yet to test the limit while towing. Perhaps when we get back West we'll open it up.
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Old 08-15-2007, 05:21 PM   #2
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Hi Mike and Rosemary,

What a great looking combo. I see you bought silver to match the AS.


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Old 08-15-2007, 05:37 PM   #3
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I've always admired your style! It would appear that you even found a silver shirt.

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Old 08-15-2007, 05:44 PM   #4
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But, I think your wheelbase may be a bit short...

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I like it kinda combination. With that kind of performance the wheelbase is not an issue. Keeping the gawkers at bay will be the biggest challenge. The Cayanne might be a bit more practical.
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So, what kind of WD setup do you have with that rig?
(tongue in chique almost as far as yours is)
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Old 08-15-2007, 09:48 PM   #7
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Mike, it looks like you made out well with the sale of your California home and your move to Goodyear, Arizona!
A good year indeed
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Old 08-16-2007, 12:30 AM   #8
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Way to go Mike!

I am surprised you didn't title the thread "I love my Equalizer". Are you gonna Walbernize that baby? Have fun, drive safe and keep the Porsche away from str8strm and going camping.


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