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TDOW 08-09-2013 04:17 PM

What do you use to tow your 22' Safari?
 
Just a little future planning on replacing my '99 Tahoe someday. Would love your opinions and curious about your current tow vehicles.

Finally picking up my new 1966 Safari, on Tuesday!

Good-bye Eureka tent.:clap:

Road Ruler 08-09-2013 04:23 PM

Have a look here... http://www.airforums.com/forums/f463...th-105356.html

cameront120 08-09-2013 04:48 PM

Less than 3500 pounds and a 377# tongue weight, I would think you could pick just about any vehicle you want.

Garfield 08-09-2013 04:50 PM

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Originally Posted by cameront120 (Post 1338265)
Less than 3500 pounds and a 377# tongue weight, I would think you could pick just about any vehicle you want.

Yep, I'd pull a 22 Sport with a TDI Jetta! In fact that's one option I'm considering when I retire. :wally:

cameront120 08-09-2013 05:18 PM

I keep waiting for Volvo to bring diesels to North America. My 850 wagon might be able to do it, but I'd love a diesel wagon.

goshawks00 08-09-2013 05:24 PM

We pull our 66 Safari with a naturally aspirated 2012 Flex AWL. Great ride lots of extra room and no pulling/braking issues

cameront120 08-09-2013 05:55 PM

The flex is a vehicle I'm really curious about. Do you find the ride very car-like or is it more like an SUV or van?

andreasduess 08-09-2013 06:02 PM

We test drove it before getting the Honda Odyssey instead. With, at the time, three kids under the age of three we needed the extra space the bigger van offered.

I really liked the Flex. We moved up from a Mercedes B-Class which despite its small size has an elevated driving position. The Flex offered the same, with a car-like drive.

Ahab 08-10-2013 07:57 AM

2006 Honda Ridgeline purchased new April 2005. Has over 100,000 miles on it about a third of that towing. Absolutely no regrets. Planning on putting another 100k.:D:D:D

mimiandrews 08-10-2013 10:18 AM

2001 Dodge Ram 1500 quad cab--5.2 liter V8. Does a very good job. Truck was part of the family before we bought the trailer.

TDOW 08-11-2013 08:14 AM

Thanks for all the responses. I love the way the Flex looks.

Road Ruler 08-11-2013 08:35 AM

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Originally Posted by TDOW (Post 1338859)
Thanks for all the responses. I love the way the Flex looks.

It is different and kinda Funky. Although our TV is the car we have a 16 year old Nissan Van as a 2nd vehicle for getting groceries etc.
It is getting long on the tooth and needs to be upgraded. A 3 or 4 for year old Flex is one vehicle we are looking at. It could also be used as a TV for our 23' if we ever choose to retire the 11 year old car.

Another funky vehicle (similar in appearance to the Flex) we are looking at is the Scion Xb that my BH could use as a grocery getter.

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Originally Posted by TDOW (Post 1338859)
Good bye Eureka tent

We used a couple of Eureka's too back in the day. We stopped tent camping after a Moose walked past the tent one night up in Algonqin PP. Thought we were going to be walked on. EEEEk!

andreasduess 08-11-2013 12:10 PM

The Scion isn't as well made as the Flex, IMO - not even close. We fitted out a Scion as a promotional vehicle two years back and I thought it was very plasticky whereas the Flex felt extremely solid and well built.

Garfield 08-12-2013 04:03 PM

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Originally Posted by TDOW (Post 1338859)
Thanks for all the responses. I love the way the Flex looks.

Nothing wrong with the Flex...except for the puny 18 Gal fuel tank. When towing you'll be stopping for gas, a lot! That's one reason we chose a Traverse.


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