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SmoothWaterMan

What Type Of Vehicle Do You Tow The Boat With?

Tow Vehicle  

227 members have voted

  1. 1. What brand of tow vehicle do you use most when towing?

  2. 2. What type of tow vehicle is it?

  3. 3. Vehicle Specifics - Choose all that apply.

  4. 4. Purchase and Use

    • Bought it new, and it is a daily driver as well.
    • Bought it new, but it is not driven daily.
    • Bought it used, and it is a daily driver as well.
    • Bought it used, but it is not driven daily.
  5. 5. Would you buy this type again?

    • Yes, it works great.
    • No, I'd buy a SUV next time.
    • No, I'd buy a Pickup next time.
    • I don't want anything. Next time I dry dock or let the marina handle it.


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SmoothWaterMan

What type of tow vehicle do you use, and was it the right one for your needs?

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CumminsBu

Many tow with a Dodge diesel, manual, but the next one will be an auto. I also tow with the wife's Honda Pilot, AWD, v6, auto.

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jetskipro550

Toyota Tundra, 4x4, auto, v8, daily driver. Reason why, Old Thread

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Nitrousbird

02 North Face Avalanche. I've had it for over 6 years. Have a company vehicle so I haven't done any daily driver duty with it for the last 3.5 years. Runs great and will probably keep it another 4 years or more. I could only see replacing it with an 07+ Avalanche at a minimum, but preferably an 07+ Escalade EXT or Sierra Denali 2500 Diesel quad cab.

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Malibuzer

2009 Chevrolet Avalanche, 2006 Ford Explorer, and the 2003 Coachman Aurora.

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Ndawg12

Just retired the 04 Bravada to grocery duty and picked up lightly used 05 GMC Sierra 4x4. Not sure how it will tow yet and still need to see if it came with a tranny cooler installed....?

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Iron gator

07 Silverado Crew cab 5.3 gas motor. Tows great, and I have to tow over a 4000 ft pass.

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Banmbc

Denali XL all wheel drive 6.0, the back seat comes out or folds down and I can stuff anything I want in there. We do alot of traveling to different lakes in the west and the gas hog fits the bill perfect.

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G-Mack

07 escalade... 403 hp and most important.... 6 speed.... limiting factor is transmission temp.... just added a 11"x11" trans cooler.... also have a 08 Chev 3500 duramax... escalade is much better around the launch locally and the dmax is the mountain machine.

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GreenMan

Australian Ford Falcon XR8, 2008 FG model.

5.4 litre, quad cam.

290 kW

520 Nm

ZF six speed auto

I LOVE it!

XR8

Ford XR8

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Bill_AirJunky

05 Chevy Avalanche, 5.3 liter, AT, 4.10 gears. Tows great, even with 4 people & a weeks worth of gear to Shasta or Hells Canyon.

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MalibuNation

2003 Ford F-350 4WD crew cab, 8' bed, 6.0 diesel, limited slip. Bought brand new, only 14K miles on it, looks brand new.

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Slayer

2011 Ford F-150 with ecoboost. Leased it. I have been impressed with it so far.

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srintx

Thought more would have Toyota's...

2011 Toyota Tundra CrewMax Platinum, 4x4, auto, v8, daily driver

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old skool malibu

07 Toyota Crewmax Limited

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CincyVLX

06 Dodge Ram 1500 4x4 Crew Cab. Purchased used in 08.

Used to be my daily until gas prices went up and I moved farther away form work. I drive a Mazda Protege daily and the truck only comes out for hauling the boat or just some weekend errands.

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jwl019

06 Toyota Tundra Lucchesse Edition 4wd double cab. 116,500 miles and still drives like new.

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wakesetter8796

We use a 2010 Nissan Armada Platinum with 20,000 miles(bought new). 4x4, tows great. We also tow a 20' motorcycle trailer (7000 pounds), and we can hardly feel it behind us. The fuel economy sucks though(12 mpg). The Armada can tow over 9,000 pounds, but we haven't tried that yet.

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jesutton3

2011 F250 Powerstroke crew cab or 2008 VW Touareg V10 TDI

Both will snatch the trailer out from under the boat if I get too carried away at stop lights.

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Asmodeus2112

2008 Honda Ridgeline. Great jack of all trades vehicle, but not the king of towing. Still we drag our boat multiple thousands of miles with it plus family of four.

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Michigan boarder

'05 Durango. Company car.

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Love2Ride

07 Ford Expedition. My wife uses it for work also. Does the job just fine!

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Soon2BV

2011 GMC Sierra. 6.2L gas, 6 speed Auto.

Awesome with a 21' Sunscape and load of gear.

Drive it everyday to work.

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jeepdude2

2011 Dodge Ram Hemi Quad Cab 4x4 with a 3.92 rear end

It's a gas hog, but it is comfy and will tow it like it ins't there.

It is more my mode of transportation for the 4 place sled trailer we haul all winter.

If I was to do it again, i would probably go Durango or grand Cherokee. this is just because it is my everyday vehicle and i miss the SUV trunk a lot.

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kiley

2010 F150, 4wd, Crew Cab, daily driver. Love the truck.

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