Anyone tow with a V6?

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« on: June 05, 2014, 05:43:48 PM »
So been looking at trucks but I live in the hills and not a lot of room to back the boat into the drive way. I have a 95 F150 extra cab standard bed just to give a size idea. Been wanting a JK for awhile now but wondering how a v6 will tow a 18 foot jet.

So anyone that is who could give me info that would be great

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« Reply #1 on: June 05, 2014, 05:49:07 PM »
I tow my 21' with my 2011 tacoma without any problems.


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« Reply #2 on: June 05, 2014, 05:50:02 PM »
Kroggy use to tow his Carrera eclipse with his Nissan frontier V6 and from what he said it did just fine and he use to hit Parker.


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« Reply #3 on: June 05, 2014, 05:54:46 PM »

Kroggy use to tow his Carrera eclipse with his Nissan frontier V6 and from what he said it did just fine and he use to hit Parker.


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Yes I use to tow my 21' carrera jet with my 2012 Nissan frontier v6 with no problems what so ever. It towed great even up the big hill on interstate 10 going out to desert center area


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« Reply #4 on: June 05, 2014, 05:56:58 PM »
I'd stay away from a 6 cylinder unless it's a Cummins!

My wife has a JK unlimited Rubi and I've towed my 16' whaler with it and we got it there but it wasn't fun. The 6 cylinder just wasn't enough, not for me anyways and the breaking was a little sketchy at times (no breaks on the trailer). I also had an '06 Tacoma with the V6 and at that time I was towing a Mastercraft Prostar 190. Took it to the river a few times with that truck and the hills sucked.

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« Reply #5 on: June 05, 2014, 06:00:24 PM »
Oh and my truck gets better MPG than the wives jeep.
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« Reply #6 on: June 05, 2014, 06:15:38 PM »
Had a v6 ford exploder. 18 foot. Enough said

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« Reply #7 on: June 05, 2014, 07:10:57 PM »
My old truck was a v6 towed fine now i tow with flex v6

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« Reply #8 on: June 05, 2014, 07:38:45 PM »
I tow a 19 commander with my wife's 2010 ford edge no problem


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« Reply #9 on: June 05, 2014, 07:40:47 PM »
On another note my dad towed a 18 sprint with y On my way! 84 Z28


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« Reply #10 on: June 05, 2014, 08:28:08 PM »
I used to tow an 18 jet with an 01 tacoma 4 dr v6 and it didn't take long to zap allot of life or of it.

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« Reply #11 on: June 05, 2014, 08:36:25 PM »
6 Cylinder will do just fine on a 18ft...i had a 2006 1500 chevy 6 cylinder believe it or not and she towed fine from Bellflower all the way to parker...crappy gas milage cause of lack of power but fine. Currently tow my boat with a 2009 3500 chevy dually (modified) can't even feel the damn boat and I get 19mpg all the way there and back. Night and day difference.




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« Reply #12 on: June 05, 2014, 09:16:16 PM »
I tow with a 01 pathfinder 3.5 the hills are scary if you lose momentum from people cutting you off


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« Reply #13 on: June 05, 2014, 09:17:07 PM »
Also I used it to tow my 18' on a single axle no issues besides what's mentioned they aren't the greatest on hills .


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« Reply #14 on: June 05, 2014, 09:22:21 PM »
I towed my old 18ft with a lowered 03 trailblazer and it did fine. Got a little hot going up hills 


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« Reply #15 on: June 05, 2014, 10:13:03 PM »
my Nissan Pathfinder toes my 18 foot jet boat like there's nothing back there the tow capacity is 6000 pounds on my v6
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« Reply #16 on: June 05, 2014, 10:18:44 PM »
I towed my 18 ft Horizon to the lake and river several times with 2 different Toyota trucks back in the 80's.  One was 2WD and one was 4x4, both manual trans rigs.  Never got hot and handled Chiriaco grade with no drama.  Honestly, I was much more nervous about having to panic brake for something more than and problems with not enough power.   Trips with the boat just required a bit more patience.
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« Reply #17 on: June 05, 2014, 10:19:18 PM »
We are towing with a 2012 Rav4. It has a 3.5 v6 that's putting out about 375 lb ft of torque. Full size spare, awd, 5 speed auto. No issues, plenty of power. 20 mpg towing. Pulling a 21' daycruiser.


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« Reply #18 on: June 05, 2014, 10:51:50 PM »
Ya is it a front wheel drive rav or all wheel drive eather way would not recommend that


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« Reply #19 on: June 05, 2014, 10:55:33 PM »
Don't try to panic stop in the rav I think you are the bravest guy ever to tow with a rav  u haul hitch also


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« Reply #20 on: June 06, 2014, 01:06:21 AM »
Ya is it a front wheel drive rav or all wheel drive eather way would not recommend that


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« Reply #21 on: June 06, 2014, 04:03:03 AM »
Holy crap thanks for all the replies feel better about it now. Love to go crew cab diesel just no room I should take a pic of the street. Plus the people across the way are stuck up and hate that I use part of there parking to back it in
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« Reply #22 on: June 06, 2014, 07:17:02 AM »
I know there's a lot of V6's that can do the job but I'll continue to try and steer you away from a JK if you plan to tow with it. My Rubicon is only rated at 3500 lbs. towing and I'm telling you that's pushing it. Every manufacturer makes a bitchen' V6 that's capable but the combination in the JK isn't set up for towing. I'd avoid it if you plan on it being your tow vehicle.

In the next year or two we're going to have so many awesome options. Dodge has already brought out their V6 turbo diesel in their 1500 and Grand Cherokee. My parents have the new Grand Cherokee and it's badass but we had to lecture my mom for a couple weeks to make sure she knew to only use the green handled pump at the gas station. I hear both Toyota and Nissan will have an inline 5 cylinder cummins in their half ton trucks. We love our jeep but for your purposes I think there's better options.


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« Reply #23 on: June 06, 2014, 07:46:34 AM »
Tow my Tahiti everywhere with my 98 4Runner. Every weekend to the lake, been out to Laughlin, Cottonwood and heading out to Parker/Lake Martinez next month. Only part that sucks is any huge long grades but I just take it easy and it does just fine. Nice having a small tow setup at times since it's so maneuverable. 

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« Reply #24 on: June 06, 2014, 08:35:11 AM »
Just trying to look out for you please get a nother tow rig rav is not made for towing boats their wheel base is to short ya Toyota sayes it has towing capacity but I have seen to many jack knifed rav s I see stuff like that all the time at the dealer


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