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Old 11-26-2013, 09:37 PM
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My seats were not A/C, but then again my Denali was an '07. I do miss the heated steering wheel though. When my CD player quit they wanted $1300 to fix it because of the NAV........I said no thanks.
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Old 12-23-2013, 09:38 PM
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I have an x14. Any body doing any towing with the newer Durango's ?
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Nedd to upgrade from Ranger 4wd to tow new X2. Does anybody use 2wd to tow? I never used 4wd on a ramp for my 3000# Bayliner.
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Old 01-04-2014, 06:34 PM
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Nedd to upgrade from Ranger 4wd to tow new X2. Does anybody use 2wd to tow? I never used 4wd on a ramp for my 3000# Bayliner.
Did you say Bayliner?
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Did you say Bayliner?
yes It was good way to get back into boating b4 purchacing the X2
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Old 01-04-2014, 07:09 PM
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Boat 4300 pounds + 1500 lbs(?) trailer - full tank of gas is 45 gallons so another 270 pounds

so total weight no toys in boat... 6000 lbs. what's your budget - I am big on Fords - I would never back down a ramp with 2 wheel (1 wheel) drive... with that weight.

I have 3400 lbs with boat and trailer.. I have a 02 Ford E150 Van 2wd 4.6lv8 and an 02 Ford Explorer 4WD 4.0 V8. I could tow about 1K more but that would be about it.

I'd go F150 4x4 with the 5.0 minimum. F150 weighs in at 6650 gross vehicle weight - so make sure your get the gross combines vehicle weight... But I would give a test on the 3.5 with eco-boost... but I like spending other peoples money...
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Looking @ pre owned, only used to tow boat and haul mulch etc. occasionally. 15k budgeted, in that price range with 4wd all have over 100k here in east tn.
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Old 01-04-2014, 07:17 PM
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I am big on Fords
Me too, my 2wd F150 and Expedition do just fine, although I am only pulling a 205.
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Old 01-04-2014, 07:22 PM
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I thought 4wd would only help when pulling out the boat. Wouldn't a 2wd have roughly the same gvw? I always back down the ramp in neutral anyway. That way the truck wont push me down the ramp and I can go as slow as I want only using the brakes.
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I thought 4wd would only help when pulling out the boat. Wouldn't a 2wd have roughly the same gvw? I always back down the ramp in neutral anyway. That way the truck wont push me down the ramp and I can go as slow as I want only using the brakes.
"GVW" equals gross vehicle weight, the actual weight of your vehicle including tongue weight of the trailer. "GVWR" is gross vehicle weight rating, which is probably what you meant there, the max. weight your vehicle is rated to carry including tongue weight, but excluding the remainder of the trailer weight. "GCWR", gross combined weight rating, is what you should be interested in--the total weight the vehicle is rated to haul including vehicle weight and trailer weight.

2wd trucks, depending on how they're spec'd, might have a greater load carrying capacity because of less drivetrain componentry weight eating up the GVWR/GCWR.

Personally I wouldn't have a non 4wd truck--you don't need it 95% of the time, but when you do, it's invaluable. The resale is better also.
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