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Old 04-17-2012, 03:39 AM   #21
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2010 Saturn Outlook XE is current tow vehicle , gotta see how well she does once the camper gets here. Have extra oil and tranny cooler on order to install to keep everything cool for the few times a year we will be camping and will get something more stout in the next vehicle.

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Old 04-17-2012, 03:31 PM   #22
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I tow my 154bh with a chevy equinox and do not have any problems

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Old 04-18-2012, 11:45 AM   #23
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I pull a 184BH with a 1996 4Runner. In 50+ mph winds she could only muster 50 mph, but under normal conditions the truck hauls it up to 65 mph no problem. Trans shop recommended against a trans cooler as Toyota's have them factory installed already and to put an additional cooler will 'overcool' the trans. Pulling up mountains has the trans operating at 185F which is well below the maximum fluid roasting temp of 230F. Fuel mileage.....I'd rather not talk about it...

So far, so good.
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Old 04-18-2012, 08:08 PM   #24
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Welcome to the Jayco forums!

Since you have a 4-Runner as a TV, your first hand knowledge of towing with a 4-Runner may be helpful over at the following JOF 4-runner thread: http://www.jaycoowners.com/showthread.php?t=6738

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Old 05-06-2012, 11:42 AM   #25
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We tow a 184 hb with 2012 Honda Pilot EX (not 4wd) - pulls fine. Live in East TN so plenty of terrain to test it with. We had a 2006 Pilot (same model - non 4wd). We do have the trans cooler installed. All of our trips are within a couple hours from the house.
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Old 05-15-2012, 11:29 AM   #26
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I broke down and bought a new F150 last week for the 154bh. Tows like a dream. Overkill I know but it was a nice tow experience.
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Old 05-16-2012, 06:14 AM   #27
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I have a x23b and was towing it with my Nissan Frontier, it did the job but I decided to upgrade to a Nissan Titan, a little overkill but I plan on moving up in class in the next 2-3 years so i was thinking ahead!!!
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Old 05-16-2012, 09:55 AM   #28
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jayco1101 good move-- bigger is better Larry
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Old 09-29-2013, 08:57 AM   #29
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Mine is the 2.9 also. I don't tow in OD and if possible, I tow on highways instead of Interstates in order to avoid 70mph towing. Wind resistance seems too bad and I get some sway. The setup seems pretty happy at 55-60mph on the highway though.
In the manual of my last Ranger, a 2005 if I recall correctly, it said there a 25 foot square face limit for the trailer. My other brand trailer was 32 feet so we trade up TV. You should check your manual for this limit too. Ford does a bad job of advertising the limit for Rangers.
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Old 09-29-2013, 08:11 PM   #30
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2005 Durango 4.7 L V8 pulls our 2008 197 great. Have used it over high mountain passes with no problems,other than the low gas mileage.

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