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Old 09-30-2013, 08:00 AM   #31
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I'm towing my 184BH with a Toyota Tacoma p/up, 6 cyl. It seems to do pretty well but I would still like to step up to a full sized pick/up.
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Old 09-30-2013, 02:08 PM   #32
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I am towing my 184BH with a 2013 Acura MDX 6cyl with 300hp. It appears to be towing with no issues other than lower gas mileage. While driving on the interstate, I did not get the issue when a semi would pass and the car and trailer would get pulled with the airstream and I got passed by alot of semi's.
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Old 10-04-2013, 10:26 AM   #33
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I have a 185Rb, I tow it with a F150 5.0 4X4. I know it is an over kill, but as everyone knows the camping disease known as 2 footitis comes around and I wanted to be ready for it.
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Old 10-04-2013, 10:49 AM   #34
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I'm just curious. It looks like we're getting more ultralite owners on. I have a Jayco 154BH and tow it with a 1989 Ford Ranger 4x4 V6 automatic and my trailer says its about 3500# loaded. What's everyone else using?
Have you checked to see what the truck is rated to tow? 3500 does seem a bit much for that truck....but the GCVWR will tell you.
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Old 12-27-2013, 08:42 AM   #35
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Hi,
This is my first travel trailer. It is a Jayco 18FDB Jay-Feather Ultra-Lite 2014. I am towing it with a 2012 Honda Odyssey Elite (w/Honda towing package and a Tekonsha 90195 P3 Electronic Brake Control).
So far so good. I was a bit concerned about the transmission but the first season went fine. I have experience towing via 24 years in the military and am careful with how I treat the equipment.
I change the engine(Mobil1) and transmission(Honda) fluids more than recommended just to be on the safe side.
I also do fluid analysis on both fluids at each change. If anything starts to happen I should see it early.
The handling is great and have enjoyed the TT. Looking forward to many years using this setup.
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Old 12-27-2013, 07:45 PM   #36
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I have a 185Rb, I tow it with a F150 5.0 4X4. I know it is an over kill, but as everyone knows the camping disease known as 2 footitis comes around and I wanted to be ready for it.
2 Footitis. I love it !!!
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Old 01-01-2014, 09:24 PM   #37
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I just bought a 2012 Nissan Frontier Crew Cab, 4.0 v6, 261 hp, 281 ft. lbs. torque, auto trans. Rated to tow 6300 lbs, 60 sq. ft, frontal area. Prodigy P2 is installed. Should do the Swift SLX just fine. I plan on installing a tranny temp gauge. Looking forward to the first outing.
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Old 01-01-2014, 11:13 PM   #38
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Hi,

We picked up our first tt last summer, a 2013 x213. Our original tv was a 2007 Volvo XC90 3.2. The Volvo did an ok job for doing short hauls. The engine was taxed at 90-100km/h if there was any sort of headwind or increase in grade.

It was never our intention to keep the XC90 long term as we are planning longer hauls for extended summer vacations. So, when the opportunity presented itself we upgraded to a 2009 Mercedes ML320 Bluetec.

What can I say? The ML is much better as a tv. With the Volvo we had to rely on a wdh as there was too much sag in the rear end. The ML has the AirMatic suspension and it takes care of everything. Dropping the tongue down on the ball and the rear end barely sags. Turn on the car and the rear end raises slightly to level things out. Driving is no comparison either. The ML drives better without the wdh than the XC90 did using it.

Finally, the mileage benefit switching from gas to diesel is also measurable. Our first 3 tows with the XC90 we averaged 21L/100km. Our final 2 tows with the ML we averages 16.5L/100km.

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