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  1. Campfamily
    02-08-2012 07:01 PM
    Campfamily
    The Armada makes a great tow vehickle, as you've found while towing your kart trailer. But, it's real easy to overload it. Your max tow rating for the LE is 9100 #s, and the max tongue weight is 910 #s. Keep in mind that those weights assume an empty vehicle (driver only, full tank of gas). So, yes, I think the Armada will tow the trailer you're looking at, but if you start loading it up to the max carrying capacity, you'll very quickly go over max capacity. I personally wouldn't tow much over 7500#s total with an Armada. My trailer weighs about 5500#s, with a tongue weight of about 700#s. If you can believe it, with that trailer, I am about 100 #s over the GVWR of the Armada once I have my family on board (2 kids, 16 and 11, plus the wife), and a few things in the Armada. By the way, this is a common problem with all 1/2 ton SUVs and trucks, not just the Armada. If you really need to tow 9000+ #s, you'd be far better off with a 3/4 ton pickup or Suburban.

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    Keith
  2. evo8dad
    02-08-2012 05:27 PM
    evo8dad
    Hey man - could you give me your thoughts on towing a TT with the Armada? I have a '04 LE and am looking into getting a toy hauler. The one I am looking at has a UVW of 5300 lbs and a carrying capacity of 3695 lbs.

    Currently I tow a 4k lbs enclosed trailer for our karts to the track and am looking to get a toy hauler to be able to sleep over at the tracks with our boys but, to also take with us camping.

    Thanks!
  3. dbal72
    05-04-2011 03:10 PM
    dbal72
    Good idea! Thanks
  4. Campfamily
    05-04-2011 02:25 PM
    Campfamily
    My receiver is set up with a down drop. If you still have the Expedition, measure the height of the receiver to the ground, do the same for your QX. If you don't have the Expy, consider doing a drive-by around a parking lot until you find one, then do a quick measurement. The difference will tell you whether you need to make a change, and if so, by how much. Good luck!!
  5. dbal72
    05-04-2011 09:02 AM
    dbal72
    Campfamily:

    I notice you tow a large camper. I am getting ready to tow my 26' boat for the first time with my QX on Friday. I was wondering if your receiver was rise up or down. Currently I have my ball with rise up from when I used an expedition to last tow the boat. Can't tell from your picture how yours is set up. I am trying to be proactive and have it correct before I got to pick it up and then waste time taking the ball off and turning it around. Your camper sits about how my trailer and tongue sit. Thanks!

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    - 12 Armada Platinum, 4WD, Tuscan Sun (red)
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04-23-2014
04:14 PM - regdawg quoted Campfamily in post sirius problem
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04-21-2014
12:21 PM - Campfamily quoted coastalbirds in post Problems Towing (maybe)
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09:57 AM - Campfamily quoted scr38 in post My Armada has let me stranded
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09:55 AM - Campfamily quoted DirtBiker in post 7400# Camper for Armada?
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04-08-2014
11:54 PM - DirtBiker quoted Campfamily in post 7400# Camper for Armada?
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04-07-2014
07:40 AM - DirtBiker quoted Campfamily in post 7400# Camper for Armada?
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04-04-2014
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04-01-2014
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09:32 AM - Campfamily quoted RAGUSARIDER in post Is this trailer too much for the Armada?
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03-31-2014
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03-30-2014
11:59 PM - Campfamily quoted F4N4EVR in post Is this trailer too much for the Armada?
I have an 07 mada 4whldr wit...
03-26-2014
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03-25-2014
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03-15-2014
11:27 PM - Campfamily quoted JJH_79 in post Exhaust Manifolds
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