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Old Dec 19, 2018, 03:06 PM
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Maybe Im wrong but I was under the impression Sequoia is basically Tundra, Suburban basically Silverado, Expedition basically F150, Excursion F250 etc etc. Im not saying theyre identical but from a size perspective similar enough that to say that a pickup is too large to DD yet a Sequoia isnt didnt make that much sense in my opinion.
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Old Dec 19, 2018, 03:32 PM
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The Suburban is a 130" wheel base, the Excursion has a 137" wheel base. Plenty for an evo in/on an open trailer or standard ~20ft enclosed. A Tahoe, the touareg, and the Q7 are all 113-116". They do ok with lighter loads, like what we're discussing with a proper weight disto hitch.

We're not talking about a 36' two car trailer, a stacker, some donkey travel/camper trailer or something that weighs 10k lbs + here.
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Truck and towing section in forums always seem to get up in arms about "OMG YOU NEED A SUPERDUTY TO TOW THAT UTILITY TRAILER...". You just dont. If you can get the specs of tongue vs total trailer weight, and your GCWR and axle weight all within manufacturers ranges, then you're good. Add weight dist hitch (works to good to not use) and sway control (if you need it), and you're good. Like Sean said, the bigger mid-sized SUVs will get the job done no problem.
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Originally Posted by Dallas J
Truck and towing section in forums always seem to get up in arms about "OMG YOU NEED A SUPERDUTY TO TOW THAT UTILITY TRAILER...". You just dont. If you can get the specs of tongue vs total trailer weight, and your GCWR and axle weight all within manufacturers ranges, then you're good. Add weight dist hitch (works to good to not use) and sway control (if you need it), and you're good. Like Sean said, the bigger mid-sized SUVs will get the job done no problem.
If I towed the car to the track EVERY weekend, I'd probably have an F250 with diesel. But for the 5-6 times a year I do it, the F150 does fine. The raptor is even better with the 6.2.
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Originally Posted by Dallas J View Post
Truck and towing section in forums always seem to get up in arms about "OMG YOU NEED A SUPERDUTY TO TOW THAT UTILITY TRAILER...". You just dont. If you can get the specs of tongue vs total trailer weight, and your GCWR and axle weight all within manufacturers ranges, then you're good. Add weight dist hitch (works to good to not use) and sway control (if you need it), and you're good. Like Sean said, the bigger mid-sized SUVs will get the job done no problem.
when i was younger i laughed at the old guys saying you needed a bigger truck. id regularly haul 10-12k with my 2006 5.3L chevy .... but i was on my 4th set of brakes on it when i sold it at 80k miles.

just this morning i towed a 9,000 mini excavator on an open trailer with an f150 CCSB with max tow. yes it did the job but i sure as hell wouldnt want to do it on the freeway across state lines.

i use my f150 to move stuff around town all the time - but when youre hauling hundreds of miles it sure is nice to have more stability. we put on 7000-8000 miles towing to races a year and another 3,000-4,000 towing sleds in the winter.

perhaps one thing to note - when we're towing from idaho to utah/oregon/washington the speed limits are 80mph. back east or in more metropolitan areas when the speeds are lower it wouldnt be as big of a deal. right now i have a single cab short bed f150 and a crew cab short bed f150. pulling my 2600lb enclosed snowmobile trailer is fine with both - until i get to 70ish and the single cab gets jiggy but the crew cab is stable at 80.

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