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Old 08-12-2019, 02:25 PM   #1
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I am looking for a tow vehicle for my 18 ft X189FBR. I have read the previous threads but am wondering about a pickup with cab vs a heavy duty SUV.I believe this trailer weighs about 3500 when I have it loaded with gear...not water.I would like to set up base camp and take the tow vehicle into the mountains so I want clearance and probably 4WD. I would like to be able to throw an air mattress in the back and stay overnight if I want so I want the space to be enclosed. I don't care about carrying passengers, in fact the more empty space in back the better. However I don't really want to have a giant vehicle since I am a small woman. Any thoughts on an SUV vs a truck with cab? Most cargo vans I have seen do not have very good clearance so that's out.
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Old 08-13-2019, 07:42 AM   #2
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A GREAT off road vehicle that will easily tow 3500 pounds is the Jeep Trailhawk.

Check it out:

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We have towed our 2010 189 fbr with V-6 AWD Honda Pilot with tow package without a problem. It has three seats and both of the back seats fold down, the middle seat has a split fold down. A mattress would easily fit in the back. We have not done a lot of back roading but have been on steep gradients and dirt and gravel roads without any problems. Spent three months driving to and through Alaska and over Colorado passes without any concerns. Pilot is still going strong.
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Thanks for the input. I purchased a 2017 Dodge Ram pickup 1500 with 5.7L, V8, hemi.
This way if I have the option to upscale. Going to put a cap on the back to keep gear dry and sleep in back if I want. Happy Trails!
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Thanks for the input. I purchased a 2017 Dodge Ram pickup 1500 with 5.7L, V8, hemi.
This way if I have the option to upscale. Going to put a cap on the back to keep gear dry and sleep in back if I want. Happy Trails!
You will really like the Ram 1500 w/5.7 Hemi.
I had one and towed my 30' toy hauler with it for several years.
Finally upgraded to Ram 2500 w/6.4 Hemi.
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We have a 2016 ram 5.7 hemi short bed and pull a 233rbs without any problems. You will enjoy the Ram I’m sure
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