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PA12DRVR

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Posted: 04/05/21 04:28pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

BenK wrote:

Also consider a cap instead of a tonneau cover.

If there is a load of snow on it, you'll have a tough time lifting it.

Plus, the price difference isn't large...depends on the options and model you choose


Have owned (???) 8-9 pickups in Alaska (with short stints elsewhere). Had one with the tonneau cover, one bare bed, the rest with caps. If the OP is considering covering the bed, I'd second BenK's advice and suggest a cap as the preferred method. Provides room for bulkier items as well....


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How about a used GX 460? With the factory hitch, not aftermarket, the towing capacity is 6500 and these very capable/reliable vehicles take a large depreciation hit. We compared the used market for 4Runner vs GX460 and were shocked at the price point of a used GX 460.

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A neighbour went through this and ended up with a Tesla model X towing a safari alto. But I think the alto was only around 2700 pounds or so. Expensive combo but they seem to be enjoying it. I hardly ever see them home anymore. [emoticon].

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Reisender wrote:

A neighbour went through this and ended up with a Tesla model X towing a safari alto. But I think the alto was only around 2700 pounds or so. Expensive combo but they seem to be enjoying it. I hardly ever see them home anymore. [emoticon].


I never woulda guessed....lol


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Grit dog wrote:

Reisender wrote:

A neighbour went through this and ended up with a Tesla model X towing a safari alto. But I think the alto was only around 2700 pounds or so. Expensive combo but they seem to be enjoying it. I hardly ever see them home anymore. [emoticon].


I never woulda guessed....lol

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Please make sure with whatever you purchase, has a tow package with a good rear end ratio. I have been through this with a Tahoe with a 3:23 gear ratio and burned up the rear end. I do feel the Tahoe with the properly rated rear/front diff, will do a fine job. I had my diff ratio changed and it pulled very well with no issues. I am sure you can find one with a tow package but check on the rear end ratio before you pull the trigger on it. It is very important for towing. Also, the size of the Tahoe or whatever you look it is important in towing that you don't get a tow vehicle that is so small or narrow that you can't see around the trailer that you are towing.
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