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Old 05-18-2008, 09:40 PM
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I vote GMC 1/2 ton with 3.43 or 3.54 rear end. Extended cab...definitely not crew cab. And no diesels.
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Old 05-19-2008, 06:12 PM
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You have a MasterCraft, so you have your man card, so buy the Ridgeline if you like, but if you want real truck credentials, go domestic 1/2 ton - I think Dodge Ram is the best looking of the bunch - or at least a Titan or Tundra. I wanted to get the Ridgeline for the lockable in-bed trunk (that doubles as a cooler - even has a drain), but my WIFE wants me to buy a Dodge. My brother has a Nissan Titan and loves it.
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Old 05-19-2008, 06:16 PM
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our titan pulls the heck out of the boat. it pulls it better than my buddies 5.4 f-250 imho
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Old 05-20-2008, 12:58 PM
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I own a Pilot and a Ridgeline. I have a '05 PS 197 and have towed it with the Pilot several times without a problem. I have not towed the boat with the Ridgeline yet. I will have to say, though, that the Ridgeline is a bigger and stronger vehicle, and I would recommend it over the Pilot if the choice is between the two. Besides, the Ridgeline comes with the extra towing add ons, while they are optional equipment on the Pilot.
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Old 05-20-2008, 02:31 PM
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Old 05-20-2008, 02:33 PM
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neither!!!!!!!!!!
go bigger!!!!! yukon or tahoe
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Old 05-21-2008, 12:37 AM
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neither!!!!!!!!!!
go bigger!!!!! yukon or tahoe

THANK YOU!!
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Old 05-22-2008, 07:07 PM
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We've used a 05 Pilot for towing a 92 PS 190 for 3 seasons. Works great! Tow about 10 trips of 50 miles, 20 trip of 8 miles, and a 400 mile trip for vacation. No problems. Pilot is tight as a drum. Just replaced the original brakes and tires at 70k, and the trailer brakes don't work.
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Old 05-22-2008, 10:52 PM
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I also have a Pilot and it pulls my 205PS on a tandem on short trips easily.
I pull in 3rd@ 65. Only difference between a Pilot and Ridgeline's drive train is the axle gearing and the Ridgeline can transfer a little more torque to the rear axle through the VTM4.
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Old 05-23-2008, 07:23 AM
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I have neither, but can confirm I have seen both of them loaded down (squatting pretty well) at the durability test track on both rough road as well as highway. No trailers, but I'd be fairly confident in honda's ratings....

Side note, also have seen the porshe SUV pulling small full height campers at the track too. Only time I've ever seen anything behind one of those - caught my eye.

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