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ROBERT CROSS 11-01-2012 05:07 PM

Towing on Television.....
 
no wonder some are confused. :confused:

Notice the disclaimer, they should take there own advise.;)
http://i50.tinypic.com/n68jns.jpg

Bob
:wally:

dkottum 11-01-2012 05:20 PM

That hitch could support two bicycles perhaps, and who needs w.d/sway control? That is funny as h___ Bob!

doug k

crazeevw 11-01-2012 05:39 PM

I'm sorry, that whole set-up just scares me. Worst part is, someone will look at this and say 'hmmm, if they did it on tv.......'
Honestly, I wonder how long this ad will last before an attorney has it pulled from the air.
Thanks, Derek

ROBERT CROSS 11-01-2012 05:57 PM

And that Barrister should be on a JC retainer. ;)
Makes you wonder if the ad department screened/approved or even knew of it's use. :huh:

Bob
:wally:

SteveH 11-01-2012 07:05 PM

Well, it does have a 5000 lb towing capacity!

In Canada they could easily tow a 34 footer with this thing. :rolleyes:

mojo 11-01-2012 07:20 PM

Don't confuse me with the facts
 
From Nissan sales copy...

"The previous Pathfinder was a heavy, rugged truck adept at off-road adventures and towing. But its downsides included cramped quarters for second- and third-row passengers, a trucklike driving demeanor and mediocre fuel mileage.


Yes, the lighter and more efficient new Pathfinder gives up some towing capacity to its forebear, but it can still tow up to 5,000 pounds. That's a strong number for a midsize, seven-passenger crossover..."

ROBERT CROSS 11-01-2012 07:39 PM

Do we even care it's a Nissan P-finder? ;)

Bob
:rolleyes:

Jim Foster 11-01-2012 07:55 PM

Hey, follow (not too close) that down the road. You just might be able to get a free Airstream when that hitch setup fails. Looks like a 1". Is it?

Tom Nugler 11-01-2012 08:41 PM

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At least VW could make fun of itself. :lol:

AWCHIEF 11-01-2012 08:49 PM

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Originally Posted by Tom Nugler (Post 1223182)
At least VW could make fun of itself. :lol:

This needs a "like" button.

MarkE 11-01-2012 10:12 PM

Hey, I love that VW photo!

SilverGate 11-02-2012 12:08 AM

I think 2013 Nissan Pathfinder's message is that "No toy is left behind" with their CVT transmission, V-6 and tow mode, not necessarily with any particular hitch setup:

Nissan Pathfinder Powerful Towing

ROBERT CROSS 11-02-2012 04:22 AM

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Originally Posted by SteveH (Post 1223155)
Well, it does have a 5000 lb towing capacity!
In Canada they could easily tow a 34 footer with this thing. :rolleyes:

Yes.... but no lights or brakes, I think even the Frostback's require that.:rolleyes:

Bob
:flowers:

crispyboy 11-02-2012 06:34 AM

I saw the P-finder ad on TV last night towing a 31' mid 70's Airstream. At least the trailer looked nice......

Getahobby 11-02-2012 06:56 AM

Maybe the Airstream is just a shell.

perryg114 11-02-2012 07:18 AM

Is this photo from Canada?

http://cdn.airforums.com/forums/atta...1&d=1351820202

Perry

Quote:

Originally Posted by Tom Nugler (Post 1223182)
At least VW could make fun of itself. :lol:


AWCHIEF 11-02-2012 08:18 AM

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Originally Posted by perryg114 (Post 1223298)

Curious: Why the Canada jab? I recall you making a simular statement in another thread.

masseyfarm 11-02-2012 08:52 AM

Tow capacity? It probably doesn't matter if he has this setup? :lol:

How NOT to Tow - Flat tow disaster in the making - YouTube


http://i50.tinypic.com/n68jns.jpg

Bob
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perryg114 11-02-2012 09:28 AM

I guess it is because of Canam RV in Canada experimenting with towing large trailers with really small tow vehicles. I don't know what drivers and roads are like in Canada but towing large trailers with small tow vehicles will get you killed on interstates here in the states. The tail will wag the dog.

http://www.canamrv.ca/towing/

Perry

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Originally Posted by AWCHIEF (Post 1223318)
Curious: Why the Canada jab? I recall you making a simular statement in another thread.


jhart657 11-03-2012 05:38 PM

Guys, I think that all of the "my bigger truck is better" crowd should do a little more homework. Andy Thompson (CanAm RV) is one of the most knowledgeable towing people in North America. He has written articles in numerous RV mags as well as Airstream Life. Attend one of Andy's towing seminars at Alumapalooza and you may become a convert as I have. There is so much more to safe towing than just having the heavy truck.
Talk with Airsteamers that are towing with what you may think are unconventional vehicles---I think that you may rethink your position on what is important for safe and comfortable towing.

Juergen


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