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I just got back from Lowe's with 87 bundles of shingles, 15 rolls of felt, plywood, nails, etc. etc. My poor little cargo trailer was seriously struggling to hold the 11,000 lbs.worth of materials.

The Armada, on the other hand, pulled it effortlessly all the way home. I only had a few miles to go (thank God) but this vehicle seriously impressed me today. My old Tahoe would have puked and died under such a strain.

And since I'm handing out props, Haulmark makes a hell of a trailer as well. :D
 

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Yes the Armada can tow. I use it all the time and it Does an excellent job. But the load leveler on my Mada has been Broke for the last 3 months. The dealer has supposedly fixed it 3 times prior but when we received it each time it would work 1 time and not work again and they have replaced every part of the load leveling suspension. I am at a loss. I took it in yesterday and they still haven't found the problem. When I contacted them to see if they were done he told me that it was basically our fault but they would try to solve the problem though. The stuff we are hauling are things that we hauled for the last year and but they say we are hauling too much. We have never exceeded the weight limit not once. The most we have ever hauled was bout 8,100lbs. So what do yall think about this situation. Any help is appreciated. But to get back on the topic the Armada is by far has the best in towing capabilities in its class.
 

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All the old school tow gurus scoff at IRS, but what they don't grasp is the accurate and rigid location of the rear wheels VS what a loose and sloppy leaf spring/shackle/solid axle setup delivers in side-to-side movement. Another plus is a short rear overhang which locates the rear axle closer to the hitch than almost any other tow vehicle I can think of. And last, but certainly not least, the Armada simply has the very best gas V8 engine(and trans) available. Now if they could get their interior quality fit&finish on par with my 4Runner they will have a world beater, but I will take what I can get, cause that right hand pedal works sooooo good.

PS. this is my last post as a old "newbie" so you guys had better respect me in the morning, after I've given you the best years of my life. Yup, I almost feel all growed up.
 

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Cillyone said:
All the old school tow gurus scoff at IRS, but what they don't grasp is the accurate and rigid location of the rear wheels VS what a loose and sloppy leaf spring/shackle/solid axle setup delivers in side-to-side movement. Another plus is a short rear overhang which locates the rear axle closer to the hitch than almost any other tow vehicle I can think of. And last, but certainly not least, the Armada simply has the very best gas V8 engine(and trans) available. Now if they could get their interior quality fit&finish on par with my 4Runner they will have a world beater, but I will take what I can get, cause that right hand pedal works sooooo good.

PS. this is my last post as a old "newbie" so you guys had better respect me in the morning, after I've given you the best years of my life. Yup, I almost feel all growed up.
Good luck on the other side man, I'm right behind ya!!!
 

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Cillyone said:
All the old school tow gurus scoff at IRS, but what they don't grasp is the accurate and rigid location of the rear wheels VS what a loose and sloppy leaf spring/shackle/solid axle setup delivers in side-to-side movement. Another plus is a short rear overhang which locates the rear axle closer to the hitch than almost any other tow vehicle I can think of. And last, but certainly not least, the Armada simply has the very best gas V8 engine(and trans) available. Now if they could get their interior quality fit&finish on par with my 4Runner they will have a world beater, but I will take what I can get, cause that right hand pedal works sooooo good.

PS. this is my last post as a old "newbie" so you guys had better respect me in the morning, after I've given you the best years of my life. Yup, I almost feel all growed up.
Based on your sweet piece of property, I'd take all grown up and retired! :)
 

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As soon as I can!

armoody said:
Based on your sweet piece of property, I'd take all grown up and retired! :)
Yes Sir!! I'd love to bail. But I started my family a little on the late side so I still have about 9 years to go before I can pull the handle. The good news is my boys are growing up in a stable environment. Thanks for the kind words about my dirt, it really does make me feel good.
 
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