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Old 06-16-2014, 08:30 AM   #51
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Agreed with everyone else. Good decision on the Armada.
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Old 06-16-2014, 08:49 AM   #52
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And now you have a back up just incase something were to happen to the new TV. Congrats on the new purchase!!
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Old 06-16-2014, 08:49 AM   #53
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After much back and forth, we decided the pathfinder was just too close on the numbers. Since I love my PF and didn't want to part ways, my DW decided to say goodbye to her quest and Picked up a used Armada. We both feel more comfortable with the big v8 and the 9100# towing capacity, giving us the option to load up the TT and not worry. I know you truck guys out there will still bring up wheelbase and coil suspension, but there was no way she was gonna drive a truck so that was out.
Congratulations! You're going to love it!

Nope, I would not bring any of that up. If there is a difference with coil springs, its so minimal you'd never notice. And the shorter WB is negated a bit the short distance between your axle and hitch ball.

BTW, you did buy a truck. It just has a wagon body on it. Why is she against a PU? We have a crew cab and my wife loves it.
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Old 06-16-2014, 10:29 AM   #54
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Why is she against a PU? We have a crew cab and my wife loves it.
We wanted the third row of seating. My youngest just turned 1 so on long car trips she likes to sit in the middle row next to the baby in case he gets fussy. This way the two older kids sit in the back and I pilot the ship.

I sat in the middle captains chairs while my wife took it out for the test drive. I can confidently say there is not a single truck out there with the comfort and roominess of those seats.
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Old 06-18-2014, 10:07 PM   #55
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Good advice

Just wanted to thank everyone for the good advice shared. Towed my new 26BH home tonight without a problem. I will say that the TT makes the armada seem small-I doubt the Pathfinder would have performed well. The trip home was about 15 miles on flat grade. Based on that brief experience, I wouldn't ever consider using the pathfinder as a TV for this particular trailer, except a very short distance unloaded. Thanks again to all, and happy camping.
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Old 06-18-2014, 10:43 PM   #56
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We had looked at the 26BH last year, but passed on it because at that time we owned a Tacoma 4.0L.... and thought we would be right at the limit or beyond. Instead we settled on a Swift SLX 184BH (a bit tight for a family of 4), which is nice but wished we had gotten the 26BH.... as we now have a F150 5.0L V8. So now we're at the other extreme, a lot more TV than TT.... oh well. A larger TT is in our future....
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Old 06-18-2014, 11:10 PM   #57
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Just wanted to thank everyone for the good advice shared. Towed my new 26BH home tonight without a problem. I will say that the TT makes the armada seem small-I doubt the Pathfinder would have performed well. The trip home was about 15 miles on flat grade. Based on that brief experience, I wouldn't ever consider using the pathfinder as a TV for this particular trailer, except a very short distance unloaded. Thanks again to all, and happy camping.

Glad your decision was validated and that you're happy with it! Now all that's left is to get out there and enjoy your new toys!
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Old 06-20-2014, 02:23 PM   #58
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Good decision with the Armada. Wait until you load up the TT with all the stuff and some water. You'll definitely be GLAD you got a new TV!
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