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I have ran some preliminary numbers and it appears that my Jeep Trailhawk may not be able to tow this trailer safely.  

Would you please let me know what type of vehicle and its towing capacity you use to tow your Oliver Legacy Elite I?

Thank you for any input.

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I would look at a half ton pickup (1500, F150 etc.) Personally, I prefer the crew cabs but there are other options. Make sure it has the best tow package the manufacturer offers. Towing capacities of any of the Big 3 will be more than adequate for an Elite. Payload capacity is always a concern, but you now know how to determine that. Most all late model trucks will have a factory installed brake controller. 
You have made a wise decision and I promise you that you will not regret it. 
Others will chime in with their ideas. Consider them all and ask about anything you’re not comfortable or unsure with. 

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Steve, Tali and the dogs: Reacher, Lucy and Rocky plus our beloved Storm and Maggie (both waiting at the Rainbow Bridge)

2008 Legacy Elite I - Outlaw Oliver, Hull #026 | 2014 Legacy Elite II - Outlaw Oliver, Hull #050 | 2022 Silverado High Country 3500HD Diesel 4x4 

 

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I've pulled mine with a 2016 Audi Q5 TDI quite successfully up and down all kinds of mountain passes for the past 3 years. The official towing capacity of all Audi Q5s is 4500lbs. We go freeway speeds and get about 24 mpg towing.

2018 Elite


TV - Audi Q5 3.0 TDI

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All of our vehicles can tow the elite. My 2005 Silverado, two person cab, short bed, 5.3.  Our Volvo xc90  is gone, totalled by a distracted driver, was the least capable.. We usually tow with a ram 1500, 4 x 4 hemi 5.7,  We like driving trucks. Not everyone does.

There are a number of suvs that can tow an Elite, with its smaller weight and profile. One of our best friends tows with a Mercedes suv.

2008 Ram 1500 4 × 4

2008 Oliver Elite, Hull #12
 

 

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We tow ours with a 2020 Toyota Tundra 5.7 4x4 with tow package.  We have found this to be plenty of truck to tow an Elite l.  There are a lot of folks that pull Elite ll trailers with the Tundra also.

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2021 Legacy Elite Hull #820 "The Owls Nest"

Tow Vehicle: 2020 Toyota Tundra Limited 5.7 V8 TRD Off-Road 4x4 "Tundrasaurus Rex"

 

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