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Tow Vehicle Questions

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    Re: Tow Vehicle Questions


    Smutty do you plan on ever towing a trailer? Just a matter of time before a van is way too small for all the crap you're going to accumulate. Trust me I was in your shoes about 3 yrs ago. More than likely you'll end up with at least a 14' trailer down the road. Gasser will pull that ok but will tach out on inclines and NH mountains, especially if you get a bigger trailer later. The gas motors are basically like ur R6 - ZERO torque. They're fine til you hit the hills of NH... I went from a 5.4 to a 10 cyl thinking it would have more torque. Nope, just burned more gas. Got the diesel and wish I had skipped the gassers in the beginning. Soo worth the extra $ when ur cruising down the highway at 75ish and the diesel's just yawning...
    BTW, nice job in MWSS you bastid...

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    Re: Tow Vehicle Questions

    Quote Originally Posted by csmutty View Post
    So I just got back from putting a deposit on a Van. Ended up it was a small little garage and it was on consignment for a good friend and mechanic of the dealers. This means no dealer cut and no fees as it is now a private sale. Got it for $8700 with mirror extenders and a set of snows mounted on rims. It was listed for $10,600. Has 89k on it./.
    Newer diesel?

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    Re: Tow Vehicle Questions

    Quote Originally Posted by Slowpoke387 View Post
    Smutty do you plan on ever towing a trailer? Just a matter of time before a van is way too small for all the crap you're going to accumulate. Trust me I was in your shoes about 3 yrs ago. More than likely you'll end up with at least a 14' trailer down the road. Gasser will pull that ok but will tach out on inclines and NH mountains, especially if you get a bigger trailer later. The gas motors are basically like ur R6 - ZERO torque. They're fine til you hit the hills of NH... I went from a 5.4 to a 10 cyl thinking it would have more torque. Nope, just burned more gas. Got the diesel and wish I had skipped the gassers in the beginning. Soo worth the extra $ when ur cruising down the highway at 75ish and the diesel's just yawning...
    BTW, nice job in MWSS you bastid...
    Haha thanks man. Yeah I have a 6x12 that I will tow with this. The van will be fox extra storage/more bikes if I go to a track thats a ways away. That way I can fit bikes and people to go there and split gas with them.

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    Newer diesel?
    Its an 01 7.3 td.

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    Re: Tow Vehicle Questions

    dude!

    that looks awesome!!

    when I was thinking of van, I pictured a white, beat up, plumber's van with steel wheels and a ladder rack

    that thing even has good looking rims! and tint!!

    you're going to love it...I especially hated my truck when I had to leave the bike in it, parked on the street overnight. I was afraid the bike was going to be gone when I came out the next morning...

    and also checkout thumpertalk's toy hauler section...many people have done some pretty trick things to vans

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