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Old 04-06-2016, 01:57 PM   #1
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First Trip Out

First trip out was not bad, could have been better without the wind storm.
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Old 04-06-2016, 02:20 PM   #2
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Very nice looking site, and, congrats on the first trip! One question, how did the Xterra do pulling?
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Old 04-06-2016, 02:25 PM   #3
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Your heading should have been " It was a dark and stormy night", you can lie a little too just to lieven it up otherwise it could be a dull day around here.
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That heading would only cover a fourth of the first time bugs out.
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The X does great around town and back roads but lacks highway grunt. It is only a temporary tow vehicle.
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Old 04-11-2016, 01:41 PM   #6
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Nice looking setup. We had an 05 Xterra. Never towed anything with it. Had allot of power. Always thought it would have the power to pull a small trailer. Just wondered about in the wind and highway traffic. I have a Diesel so I use that to tow everything. Just replace the X with a Toyota 4runner. What do you wanna get for your next tow vehicle.
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So far so good. I have only had it on the highway a couple of times, and never when there has been wind >20mph. I have an equalizer hitch which does help, but above 65 mph the trailer does start swaying. I am looking for either a V-8 SUV with three-row seating, preferably an Armada or Suburban, or full-size truck. Possibly a Ram with the Eco-Diesel. My X is a rare one, 4x2, I always get weird looks when getting parts or service. What kind of mileage do you get with your F250?
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Same boat here. I think my Odyssey isn't going to be adequate when our trailer arrives. Been researching 3 row SUVs that tow well. I'm torn between GM and Ford. Nissan and Toyota don't get good mpg with/without towing relative to Ford/GM. From my research the Expedition has more usable 3rd row and does a little better towing, but I don't have real world experience.
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So far so good. I have only had it on the highway a couple of times, and never when there has been wind >20mph. I have an equalizer hitch which does help, but above 65 mph the trailer does start swaying. I am looking for either a V-8 SUV with three-row seating, preferably an Armada or Suburban, or full-size truck. Possibly a Ram with the Eco-Diesel. My X is a rare one, 4x2, I always get weird looks when getting parts or service. What kind of mileage do you get with your F250?
Make sure and check for adequate payload on the Eco-Diesel if you are seriously considering that. They can be on the low side, especially if you want a higher trim level. I have seen them on the showroom floor with less than 1000lbs payload.
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So far so good. I have only had it on the highway a couple of times, and never when there has been wind >20mph. I have an equalizer hitch which does help, but above 65 mph the trailer does start swaying. I am looking for either a V-8 SUV with three-row seating, preferably an Armada or Suburban, or full-size truck. Possibly a Ram with the Eco-Diesel. My X is a rare one, 4x2, I always get weird looks when getting parts or service. What kind of mileage do you get with your F250?
Which brand WDH/anti-sway setup do you have and is everything setup properly? With my Equal-i-zer brand hitch, I have never had a sway problem towing many different trailers. You may need to consider a new hitch etc. when you change tow vehicles.

BTW, unless you've replaced your trailer tires, they are only rated for 62mph, if I recall correctly.
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