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Old 09-06-2020, 12:41 PM   #41
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Originally Posted by PKI View Post
Best from a paper analysis is the Durango. I would look at the new Tahoe too.

For towing, a lot of vehicles will work. Three row makes it ...... yes, tight. We have a three row X5. The sales lady sat third row of the demo we drove. No one has ever used the third row seating in the one we ordered.

I suspect that finding the right daily driver for your preference is the place to start. Your listed choices would not be mine. Well, one was. We purchased the X5 to be our long distance travel vehicle for all weather safety and comfort. It turned out to be a great tow vehicle as well. Your situation is much different. We just had two small poodles to share the back seat.

Payload and people seating is more of an issue than tow capacity. That drives you in a different direction. It's pushed some folks to minivans, others to full size vans and others to driving multiple vehicles. A bigger SUV than you think you want may be the answer. But there are solutions, so get on with it.

This is certainly the time to review and consider all the options, constraints and requirements. Good luck with your research. Pat

Edit - Andy - Call them - they can provide advice - there is a hot rod shop in SoCal that is recommended to do the work - they bolt instead of weld - an improvement, IMHO.
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Old 09-06-2020, 06:32 PM   #42
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Originally Posted by AirDrew View Post
Hi all. I'm new to AS but excited to hit the road. I finished some pretty exhaustive research on TVs and thought I'd share for anyone considering an SUV as a TV. (I've spend about a week digesting thoughts on this forum, reaching out to RV centers).

PS: Everybody seems to love the CanAmRV team ("Andy"). They seem like real trusted experts. But I'm not local for them--any options like that here in SoCal / San Diego?
We tow our 2004 30' Classic with our 2017 Infiniti QX80. The QX80 is the US luxury version of the Nissan Patrol (aka Nissan Armada).

Consulted Philip Tipler
Thu, Jul 5, 2018, 9:21 AM
"I spoke with Andy and we found a picture of the frame assembly. That hitch is solidly overbuilt and does not need a reinforce. It's on a very short list of vehicles that don't need it done."

Recommend seeing one at your Infiniti dealer and running the numbers.

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