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Old 12-04-2008, 07:13 PM   #1
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Best tow for older Globe Trotter or Safari

Hi Folks,

I'm about to retire and become a snowbird with a project. To this end, I'm looking to buy a '69 or early 70's Globe Trotter or Safari (Globe Trotter prefered). Right now I am looking at a good deal on a 1998 Toyota 4runner with six cylinder engine and two wheel drive that is rated to tow 5000 pounds. I expect that most of my driving will be on I95 and I10, never in snow and at economical speeds. As a rule, I will be traveling alone and traveling light. Will this vehicle be a responsible option for towing the above trailers? Is there a downside to two wheel drive for my purposes? If not the 4runner, what would be a good choice to tow one of these trailers.

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Old 12-04-2008, 08:08 PM   #2
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The possibilites are almost endless, but I see no reason the Toyota won't do the job as long as you do keep it light, keep the brakes working well, and keep the speed moderate.

As far as "what is the best", you will probably get as many answers as there are opinions. Good luck.
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Old 12-05-2008, 05:32 AM   #3
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Originally Posted by JoePfznik View Post
Hi Folks,

Right now I am looking at a good deal on a 1998 Toyota 4runner with six cylinder engine and two wheel drive that is rated to tow 5000 pounds.
Joe, I am a fan of smallish, good handling, V6 TV's vehicles.........but, you will want to read post #13 here...

To sum up.. Almost any type of vehicle can be used for towing. Is it an SUV that you want? Research shows some are much better than others.
Airstreams..... The best towing trailers on the planet!
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Old 12-05-2008, 06:42 AM   #4
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I have the 71 Globetrotter that I tow with a 99 5.2 4x4 Dodge Dakota. It pulls it just fine on the straight and level. More power would be nice going over the passes here in the Colorado Rockies, but all in all it does just fine. A V6 would not cut it here.
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Old 12-05-2008, 08:33 AM   #5
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This is what I use. You can find '06's reasonable and they have the best stock tow package in the business. I have towed all over Az and Co without a problem.
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