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Old 09-23-2010, 12:19 PM
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I have a full size Chevy Silverado and a Honda Pilot. When I had the 84, I felt comfortable pulling with either. I don't think I would want to pull my '07 197 with the pilot though. Quite a bit heavier than the '84 S&S. Not too sure on the '94 190.
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Old 09-23-2010, 12:31 PM
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I pull my 94 190 with a 97 Ford Explorer w/ the 6 cylinder engine and 4x4. It tows just fine. I wouldn't try to tow it across the country or even up the Sierras to Tahoe with it, but on the flat I5 tows, it's great. I do use the 4x4 on the ramp pretty often, especially if the ramp is slippery.

The problem with the 6 cylinder is that the mileage is horrible while towing, around 9 mph. I wish I had gotten an 8 cylinder, and eventually I'll move up to a bigger truck, but the 6 does fine.
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Old 09-23-2010, 12:46 PM
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I tow a ps 205 with a 94 toy 4 runner it works but has to work hard on hills and will like it better when I do brakes on trailer. Also tow with a 04 Acura mdx it will do better but in truth if I had to go more than couple hrs. away I'd go with a v8 (I like to go fast). If I go anywhere a long way away I hook up to the motor home and that 300 cummins doesn't even feel it just have not tried to launch with the 40ft. rig. Really don't want to be a feature in the "Boat ramp bloopers" thread
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Old 09-23-2010, 01:21 PM
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Wow!! Great Info !!! Really. Many thanks.

Pleae keep your thoughts coming.....

I have a chance to get a well maintained:
1986 Chevy S-10, under 100.000 oringinal miles ( no kidding... I know the oringal owner)
2.8 liter, 6 Cyl.
4x4
automatic trans

any thoughts ??

Worth-while to consider ?? Or should I pass ??

thanks again.
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Old 09-23-2010, 01:25 PM
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I would honestly pass on that 2.8 liter. The later S-10s had a 4.3 that was pretty good.
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Old 09-23-2010, 01:26 PM
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Wow!! Great Info !!! Really. Many thanks.

Pleae keep your thoughts coming.....

I have a chance to get a well maintained:
1986 Chevy S-10, under 100.000 oringinal miles ( no kidding... I know the oringal owner)
2.8 liter, 6 Cyl.
4x4
automatic trans

any thoughts ??

Worth-while to consider ?? Or should I pass ??

thanks again.
Do you have trailer brakes? Do you know the weight of your boat? My 205 w/ trailer is close to 3K so yours should be less. It all sounds doable to me except the 2.8 liter will struggle more than a 4.0. But if your only a couple miles from the ramp it would make it. IMHO
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Old 09-23-2010, 02:15 PM
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My 1994 MC and trailer DOES have brakes. And they work great!!
In fact, just got finished complete refurbishing the brakes and I DO mean complete. Just see my thread in trailer section.

Thx
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Old 09-23-2010, 02:26 PM
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Another thing to consider is the wheel base and weight of your tow vehicle. My 93 205 used to play a little bit of who's your daddy with our old 97 Explorer. It had brakes, too.
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Old 09-23-2010, 02:28 PM
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Wow!! Great Info !!! Really. Many thanks.

Pleae keep your thoughts coming.....

I have a chance to get a well maintained:
1986 Chevy S-10, under 100.000 oringinal miles ( no kidding... I know the oringal owner)
2.8 liter, 6 Cyl.
4x4
automatic trans

any thoughts ??

Worth-while to consider ?? Or should I pass ??

thanks again.
The 2.8 is not ideal. The 4.3 would be better, watch your tranny temp if you tow long and monitor your oil for antifreeze. The early 2.8's had problems with their gaskets and antifreeze getting in the oil pan. My dad had one, which eventually became mine and it had to really work to pull our 17' 1978 Aerocraft Tri-hull boat.
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Old 09-23-2010, 02:30 PM
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Another thing to consider is the wheel base and weight of your tow vehicle. My 93 205 used to play a little bit of who's your daddy with our old 97 Explorer. It had brakes, too.
Now that is funny.

Explorer or Explorer Sport?

I let my buddy pull my 190 down to Tennessee with his Explorer Sport the year I got it. He said it was white nuckles all the way down!
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