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Old 06-15-2014, 08:22 AM
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New tow vehicle recommendations

Have a Mastercraft 2003 PS 197.

Looking for a new tow vehicle. Currently have a Honda pilot (AWD)

Was thinking about an AWD Toyota mini-van to get more interior room for "stuff". They claim it can town 3500 pounds, but only has a Class II hitch (Pilot has Class III). Wondering if this is just too "light weight" for my boat.

Your thoughts?


Any OTHER vehicles I should be looking at?


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Old 06-15-2014, 08:45 AM
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I'd never tow work a mini van. There are lots of good suvs out there that will be better for towing.
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Old 06-15-2014, 09:22 AM
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I towed my Prostar 195 with a rear wheel drive minivan for years. No problem except getting the boat out of the water. Wheels just spun on most ramps so I ended up just getting someone else to pull it out of the water and then I would hook it up to my vehicle. I brother has an all wheel drive minivan and he doesn't have this issue at all.


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Old 06-15-2014, 08:10 PM
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So, in the SUV category, what are people using?

What gives you the MOST INTERIOR SPACE and still tows well?
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Old 06-15-2014, 10:47 PM
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So, in the SUV category, what are people using?



What gives you the MOST INTERIOR SPACE and still tows well?

Suburban family. Unless you want to go pick up a duce and a half from military auction!


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Old 06-15-2014, 11:01 PM
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Suburban, Tahoe, Explorer, Sequoia, Durango, Jeep Cherokee...all good choices. Tahoe/Suburban is a very popular choice for power, cost, and room.
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Old 06-15-2014, 11:29 PM
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Tahoe, Yukon, Suburban, Expedition.
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Old 06-16-2014, 12:05 AM
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Perhaps this will be helpful. Tow ratings for nearly every SUV/truck on the market.

http://www.onlinetowingguide.com/gui...apacities.html


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Old 06-16-2014, 12:29 AM
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We have access to many older SUVs 2003-2008 and we use suburbans. They have good space behind the 3rd row and decent passenger room. The excursions always feel smaller and don't seem to drive as nice. The Durangos are bad on gas so we don't give them much thought.

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Old 06-16-2014, 12:56 AM
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We enjoyed our AWD 2010 MDX with third row seating. Towed our X2 no problem.
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