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strong tow vehicle

Priorities: Powertrain performance / Towing / Safety & braking

Preferred Bodystyle(s): SUV / Pickup

Car Needs: Towing or hauling

Primary Driver(s): Senior driver

Need minimum of 4 seats

Will consider both new and used cars
Maximum mileage: 75000
Maximum age: 5 years

Maximum price: US $ 25000

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Response from mkaresh

2:29 pm November 26, 2015

How much do you need to tow? For over 5,000 lbs. nothing beats a large pickup or a large pickup-based SUV. A long wheelbase is preferable for stability.

Make sure the vehicle has an appropriate tow package installed, with coolers for the engine oil and transmission fluid.

I'm afraid my expertise is limited beyond this point.

Anyone else familiar with how different options compare for heavy towing?


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Response from Member5291

3:54 pm April 5, 2018

If towing 8k to 11k lbs get a 6.4 diesel F250 , the engine is reliable though the Cooling system has needs work, good years are 2008 forward but don't get 6.0 power stroke diesel thst needs new Head studs, EGR replacement and is not reliable. The torque and fuel economy on a diesel is bether than gasoline and if you get a newer one you have ro run DEC fluid for exhaust cooling emissions as of 2011 I believe and if you run out of fluid engine will go on limp mode. Good luck!


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