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Postby volvite » Mon May 04, 2015 8:45 pm

Ryan7 wrote:Nice setup, looks real good. The guys over on RV.net would despise you for this lol

I'm glad to hear it towed well
I'm on rv.net as well and yes there are plenty of people that give me crap for my towing setup. Everyone wants you to have a 3/4 ton or bigger truck. As for now it works except for the horrible gas mileage.


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Postby Ryan7 » Tue May 05, 2015 4:38 am

Kestral wrote:
Ryan7 wrote:I took mine out for a ride this weekend to get a feel of it before we hit the open road.

Mine is a 2011 Jayco Jay Feather X19H.

The Pathfinder towed it pretty good, definitely knew it was there but didn't seem to bog down at all and pulled it with no issues, up and down hills.

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Ryan7 have you added airbags yet? If not you may want to.
I haven't yet, and I do plan on getting them, hopefully I'll get hem ordered this week.

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Postby AZ_Path » Tue May 05, 2015 4:09 pm

volvite wrote:I'm on rv.net as well and yes there are plenty of people that give me crap for my towing setup. Everyone wants you to have a 3/4 ton or bigger truck. As for now it works except for the horrible gas mileage.
People are surprised that a mid-size SUV can tow a heavy load because they aren't used to seeing it. I get asked about it frequently.

As far as gas mileage, unless you go diesel it's not going to be very good even with larger displacement.

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Postby Captain » Tue May 05, 2015 4:18 pm

2000 Tracker boat SC v16 pro angler with a 40hp merc and a 9.8 nissan kicker. pulled it a few times but I find that the Avalanche pulls it better because the boat weight is around 3500lbs

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Postby volvite » Wed May 06, 2015 7:50 pm

AZ_Path wrote:
volvite wrote:I'm on rv.net as well and yes there are plenty of people that give me crap for my towing setup. Everyone wants you to have a 3/4 ton or bigger truck. As for now it works except for the horrible gas mileage.
People are surprised that a mid-size SUV can tow a heavy load because they aren't used to seeing it. I get asked about it frequently.

As far as gas mileage, unless you go diesel it's not going to be very good even with larger displacement.
Exactly. For awhile now I've been looking at a Jeep Grand Cherokee with the EcoDiesel. I actually have an older sister and brother that both purchased one about 4 months apart. Without towing they are getting 28-32 MPGs. I'm going to borrow my brothers at the end of the month and do a test towing my trailer with his jeep. I'm on the forms and members are stating they get 14 when towing a 7000lb trailer. I'll do my own test and if it does get anywhere close to 14 It will give me more incentive to trade the Pathfinder in for a Jeep. While I love my 08 with the 5.6, it will pass anything on the road but a gas station.

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Postby MileHighMschf » Sat Jul 11, 2015 10:36 am

Older model Polaris Sportsman, I believe its about 800lbs wet. Trailer adds another 300. Just brought it back from Cali and managed about 18mpg. I'm hoping to add my lift soon so the back end isn't so squishy. Image[/img]

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brought this home today

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Postby AZ_Path » Mon Jul 20, 2015 4:15 pm

Fossilfuleburner wrote:
I had my transmission temperature gauge installed four years ago. I just did the radiator bypass two weeks ago. Here’s what I noticed:
I keep going back and forth on what I should do. Did you consider just updating the radiator? Seems like that might be simpler than adding another cooler and fan.

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Postby a fishin c » Fri Oct 06, 2017 10:48 pm

4500 pound 22 ft C-Dory Cruiser.

Have the Air Lift 1000 air bags. Pump em up full and the car drives level.

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Postby underworld1001 » Sat Nov 11, 2017 11:23 pm

Here's me towing. Red car is a 88 Corvette and the silver one is a 2000 BMW Z3. Didn't expect the Vette to be that heavy. Then again, with that same heavy ass trailer, a 08 Tacoma, sagged similarly with a 84 Camaro Z28 on there. Guess older GM V8's are heavy.

Got about 14 MPG highway towing both the cars in the pics.

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Postby AZ_Path » Wed Feb 14, 2018 11:29 pm

Underworld, do you have airbags in the rear springs? It should eliminate the sag and are pretty cheap.

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Postby underworld1001 » Thu Feb 15, 2018 10:11 pm

Nope. No bags. I rarely tow so just invested in the springs to get rid of the sloppy rear. I will say though that the trailer alone is 2200 pounds. If Wikipedia is accurate the Vette was 3200 pounds and the BMW around 2800 pounds. That would explain why the Pathy was popping a squat with the Vette on it.


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