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Old 03-03-2013, 05:34 PM
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I have had a Ford Bronco, 2 Chevy Avalanches (02, 09), and now a Ecoboost F-150 (13). All pulled my boats extremely well. For backing and general in town towing, the Bronco was great with a short wheelbase. The Avys and F-150 are great for most everything. I had a leaf spring snap on my Sportstar trailer on I-10 at 70 mph. It was strapped down, but talk about Mr. Toads Wild Ride. I was extremely glad to have been in my 6000 lb Avalanche during that episode.
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Old 03-03-2013, 10:39 PM
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I have had a Ford Bronco, 2 Chevy Avalanches (02, 09), and now a Ecoboost F-150 (13). All pulled my boats extremely well. For backing and general in town towing, the Bronco was great with a short wheelbase. The Avys and F-150 are great for most everything. I had a leaf spring snap on my Sportstar trailer on I-10 at 70 mph. It was strapped down, but talk about Mr. Toads Wild Ride. I was extremely glad to have been in my 6000 lb Avalanche during that episode.
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Old 03-04-2013, 07:35 PM
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I tow my 91 PS190 with a BMW X5 V8, 5000lb rating. It pulls well, has a very nice factory hitch/wiring kit available and has some little details built in that you don't notice until you actually hitch something up. Module to change shifting points and anti-sway programming for the AWD are nice, the 4 wheel self leveling suspension means no squat, and it disables the rear park distance control when there is a trailer plugged in. And when you arent towing in luxury, you are still driving a fully capable Ultimate Driving Machine. There are loads of X5s for sale with low miles in your price point.
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Old 09-09-2013, 05:52 PM
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Wink Looking for tow vehicle

We are getting a MC X45 this week. Any suggestions on what vehicle would be best to tow it with? We live 3 miles from the dock..
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Old 09-09-2013, 08:50 PM
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We are getting a MC X45 this week. Any suggestions on what vehicle would be best to tow it with? We live 3 miles from the dock..
Are you planning to you're it more then the three miles ever?
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Old 09-10-2013, 03:15 PM
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We are getting a MC X45 this week. Any suggestions on what vehicle would be best to tow it with? We live 3 miles from the dock..
Just 3 miles? Your choices are wide open. If you ever need to tow it more than three miles, I would suggest a vehicle with a larger wheelbase. An X45 is not a light boat, so unlike the one that started the thread, you cannot go with a smaller vehicle like a smaller pickup or 4runner, unless you only plan on hauling it three miles. Whatever you end up getting, make sure you get a vehicle with a transmission cooler, just in case you have to ever haul it a longer distance.
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Old 09-11-2013, 02:11 PM
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1/2 ton, or Tahoe/Yukon/Expedition would be plenty for the 3 mile trip and give you the ability to take a longer trip if you wanted to
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Old 09-11-2013, 03:09 PM
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I second a Tahoe. Nice truck to drive, three row seating (wish mine had this, but its a GMt400 so not available). And the small block has plenty of power to handle your boat. Also heavy enough to safely handle your boat on the ramp.
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Old 09-11-2013, 03:16 PM
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Old 09-11-2013, 03:23 PM
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Nissian armanda, couldnt ask for a better tow rig. Other than gas milage but we knew buying it though.
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