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ShinerBock

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Posted: 09/06/19 07:08am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I wonder if anyone has towed with the new Expedition Max with the optional heavy duty trailer package. Has a rear GAWR over 4,300 lbs and a tow rating of over 9k.

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blindeyes wrote:

Ram owner here. Towing my Rv with ram 3500 (2017) is easier in my opinion compared to my Jeep. You need to install an additional part which is https://www.ramsareus.com/sku/82213822.html.html. This could tow at least 20000lb which can tow pretty much any rv. As of the moment, no serious problem towing it. I guess it really all boils down to the power of a truck.


Wut?


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Posted: 09/06/19 09:31pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Fryer5 wrote:

Blt2ski I disagree with your view of only one van to tow anything pushing 5k.
I have a Nissan nv3500 sl passenger van. I tow around 6500 lbs estimated. I have a keystone passport ultralight 290bh. It is long, but light for its size. I have towed it from Wisconsin to Yellowstone, sosuth from wisconsin to Kentucky and Missouri. I have had this trailer for ten years. My tow vehicle progression was
06 suburban 1500 2wd
08 suburban 2500 4wd
And now 2017 Nissan nv3500 so 2wd

The van is night and day difference from the suburbans. It is that much better. Plenty of power, less shifting of gears. I can set the cruise at 70 and stay there all day. The only downside is the 28 gallon tank makes fuel stops more frequent.

Anybody with three kids + thinking of towing owes it to themselves to at least check the Nissan out


Its brother is is Titan XD. Similar platforms, both incredible towing machines. Nissan refuses to market them. Too bad..

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Posted: 09/11/19 12:35pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Thanks for all of the replies. I'm beginning to lean towards the Nissan NV 3500. Guess I'll have to head to the dealer and test drive one.

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Posted: 09/11/19 01:45pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Grit dog wrote:

blindeyes wrote:

Ram owner here. Towing my Rv with ram 3500 (2017) is easier in my opinion compared to my Jeep. You need to install an additional part which is https://www.ramsareus.com/sku/82213822.html.html. This could tow at least 20000lb which can tow pretty much any rv. As of the moment, no serious problem towing it. I guess it really all boils down to the power of a truck.


Wut?


Wut indeed. I've thought about it over the course of two beers and a double bourbon. I'll be damned if I can figure out how I would hitch up my TT to that Ramasuarus **** thing in his link ROFLMAO.

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