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Postby blu by you » Mon Oct 24, 2011 5:12 am

ford f 150 5.4 v8 no problem towing the c 22 i believe the truck is rated at 8900 pnds also 4 wheel drive is handy on slick ramps
im a new chrysler c 22 owner (bought it the end of may )i will be sailing out of port ritchie fl

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Postby N41EF » Mon Oct 24, 2011 5:48 am

For those looking for something used and cheap. Land Rover Discoveries from 1999 to 2002 are a viable option. 4.0l aluminum V8, full time 4WD, two speed transfer case, enough capacity to pull a 26 or anything you want. There were some faulty engine blocks in the 2003 trucks, so go earlier. Seats 5 full size people, plus 2 kids. LR was owned by Ford then, Bosch electronics.

The truck with SLS (self leveling suspension) have the ability to raise the rear by 2 inches for approach angle off road. Has the effect of lowering the tail of your trailer and making it easy to launch. Also makes the truck sit level loaded and ride nice.

I use the "sport" mode on the auto transmission, and got 14.8mpg pulling it home from Alabama.

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Postby lecker68 » Mon Nov 21, 2011 5:54 pm

What a difference the right truck makes. I brought My Getaway home last Sat. and borrowed my friends F-350 with a V 10 and if you did not look in the mirror you would not have known it was there and I caught myself looking to make sure.
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Postby tgentry » Tue Nov 22, 2011 6:14 am

For complete listings of vehicles, options and rated towing capacity all the way back to 1999 go to

I find this info very useful since I generally don't purchase new.
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Postby Rivercruiser » Tue Nov 22, 2011 12:53 pm

Bingo! Options count. My 2500HD has a 3.73:1( I think) axle ratio and therefore the towing capacity is about 9500 lbs. the same vehicle with a 4.10:1 axle has a higher (12,000 lbs ?) towing capacity. And look for a factory towing or snowplow option for the wiring harness, extra coolers, etc. I may be a little off on the numbers but I don't want to dig thru the OM.
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Postby mariner » Fri Jul 08, 2016 11:59 am

So, reading all of the posts, i still dont get a good picture of what the c22 and trailer weigh ? i'm thinking about geting a new honday ridgeline with a tow capacity of 5000, I'm thinking it should be ok, in the past i had a fried tow us with a ford sport trac which had a tow capacity of 5300 an dhe didnt seam to have any issues.... thoughts ?
thanks for the help.
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Postby Reality » Fri Jul 08, 2016 8:07 pm

I believe the C22 is right at 3000# plus what ever trailer weighs (probably ~800#)

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