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RE: Real life Hybrid towing experiences

This is what we ended up with. :) https://i.imgur.com/osneICkl.jpg Volvo XC60 Recharge. Tow rating of 3500lbs. Pup ups will be what we'll tow. Trust me, I know ALL about the numbers, so don't worry. ;)
Mike E. 05/26/21 09:05pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Real life Hybrid towing experiences

"If your choice of SUV will be a daily driver and your expectations are that you'll get better mileage commuting and have the ability to tow a small trailer, than your expectations should be met. " That's it in a nutshell. Have no illusions that towing MPG would be any better than a conventional SUV. I gave up on the "what's my towing MPG calculation going to be on this leg of the trip" a long time ago. I'm camping, so what it costs to get there is what it costs to get there....no worries. :)
Mike E. 04/13/21 10:37pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Real life Hybrid towing experiences

Mid-sized SUV because it's the DW driving it most of the time and she doesn't want a truck or anything full-size. Also, we have two dogs, so the SUV works best for us/them.
Mike E. 04/13/21 10:46am Tow Vehicles
Real life Hybrid towing experiences

Hi folks, Looking for some insight from those who have towed with a mid-size SUV hybrid. DW and I are a single-vehicle household and are hoping to get into a slightly bigger vehicle than our current '13 Honda CRV. With a son living/working in Europe with no intentions of returning, we are going to have to afford trips to see him....especially after his upcoming wedding and potential grand-babies shortly after. She's already made such noises.....yay!! That said, I've told DW that I am not willing to completely give up on camping as I simply miss all the fresh air etc. With that, I'm thinking we'll end up with a pop-up or very small TT. We're looking into a Toyota Highlander Hybrid with 3500lbs towing capacity as well as the Ford Explorer Hybrid with 5000lbs towing. Trust me, I'd love to have a truck/5th wheel again, but that simply isn't in the cards. So, anybody out there using their Hybrid in such a fashion?
Mike E. 04/12/21 10:38pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Anyone Mountain bike in Asheville-Pisgah?

Here ya' go: Trailforks Asheville Should be able to correlate CG/trails easy enough.
Mike E. 09/02/20 10:37pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Eternabond Roof?

I would be up there, trip over something, and flypaper myself with my own giant eternabond. Literally laughed out loud when I read that.....because that'd be me too :B
Mike E. 08/17/20 08:10am Travel Trailers
RE: Andersen WD hitch review

"This is from my owners manual." he said/showed. Doesn't matter what the manual for a 2020 vehicle says then does it? :) What Ford truck do you have? Here is the information from a 2020 F350 owners manual: When hooking-up a trailer using a weight-distributing hitch, always use the following procedure: 1.Park the loaded vehicle, without the trailer, on a level surface. 2.Measure the height to the top of your vehicle's front wheel opening on the fender. This is H1. 3.Attach the loaded trailer to your vehicle without the weight-distributing bars connected. 4.Measure the height to the top of your vehicle's front wheel opening on the fender a second time. This is H2. 5.Install and adjust the tension in the weight-distributing bars so that the height of your vehicle's front wheel opening on the fender is approximately halfway between H1 and H2. 6.Check that the trailer is level or slightly nose down toward your vehicle. If not,adjust the ball height accordingly and repeat Steps 2-6.
Mike E. 07/09/20 01:57pm Towing
RE: New Ford Ranger with 5th wheel hitch

Or this: Escape 5.0 Very informative explanation for potential owners......I would say catered towards those with mid-size trucks. Cool stuff.
Mike E. 07/05/20 10:44am Towing
RE: Any Trailers for Tall Adults and Tall Kids?

Had the same issue when we were looking for our first travel trailer. I'm 6'2" and oldest son was 6'5" at 16. Found this KZ Spree 289KS. The upper bunks are 84" long and rated for 300lbs and the rear king bed was perfect for me. Unfortunately they haven't built that model for some years now, but you might be able to find one. https://berrylandcampers.com/app/unit_media/11873484/289KSplan.jpg
Mike E. 07/02/20 08:01pm Travel Trailers
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