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Old 08-07-2018, 02:36 PM   #11
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We have a 2015 Nissan Armada and it also has a 9300lbs towing capacity. But payload is what is going to get you. Depending on how old the kids are and of course weights the Armada or Sequoia or of course the Chevy or GMC full size SUV would do it while the kids are young. Mine has a 1380lbs payload and is at its max with the four of us. This is a backup tow vehicle to our F-150 so it serves that purpose.
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Old 08-07-2018, 03:04 PM   #12
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Same with your F150! You'll exceed the payload long before you'll ever tow the 10-12k rv they claim it can haul.
Vehicle manufacturer should leave that "able to tow" section completely out of the manual, but as reading these forums they would miss a lot of sales to folks that don't know.
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Old 08-07-2018, 03:14 PM   #13
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If you're willing to buy "used" for 16 passenger vans, check your local "Ride Share" sites.

Here in Connecticut, they're state sponsored., and they dump them cheap! May be high mileage, but well maintained. If you buy a new "used" one every year, you're still ahead of the game!

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Old 08-07-2018, 03:21 PM   #14
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I agree I would not go any bigger with my F-150 although I have more payload capacity than my Armada. I have put it on the scales and I am within the limits of my truck. Most of the time it is just the wife and I. Occasionally our kids will tag along. I agree they brag about these great towing capacities but you cant actually pull that safely. Although Ford in their latest advertisements have been talking payload which they never used to.
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Old 08-07-2018, 03:29 PM   #15
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If you're willing to buy "used" for 16 passenger vans, check your local "Ride Share" sites.

Here in Connecticut, they're state sponsored., and they dump them cheap! May be high mileage, but well maintained. If you buy a new "used" one every year, you're still ahead of the game!

Good Luck,
I got ours from a dealership who got it at auction. Funny story, it turns out our van was previously a department of corrections vehicle, aka a prison transport van. It still has the brackets where they attached the cage that separated the prisoners from the driver. Those brackets, by the way, make excellent mounts for our 2 dvd system
We also discovered after taking the van home that not only could you not lock or unlock the side or rear doors from inside, but you could not open them from inside either! A little detail the dealer missed and they quickly corrected
My kids affectionately refer to it still as "The Prison Van".

But it's a 1 ton passenger van, I'm pulling a whole lot of trailer with it and checked it out on the scales last time out, I'm well within my limits. It's hard to find something that fits a lot of people and can be pulled by a tow vehicle that also fits a lot of people.
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Old 08-21-2018, 09:49 AM   #16
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Not sure on your budget,but don't rule out a Sprinter Van Freightliner or Mercedes. They max out at a 7500# tow capacity though
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