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Old 04-09-2013, 11:14 AM   #13 (permalink)
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The 4.6L found in the crown vic will give plenty of pulling power.
Only thing I would be worried about when towing a good bit of weight with a crown vic is stopping.

I call a car towing a huge trailer a european F-150. I saw that a lot in germany.

My buddy with the tacoma found that his 4cyl can only tow 3,500lb he has the same brakes, radiator, transmission, clutch as the V6 tacoma that can tow 6k the only real difference besides engine size is he doesn't have the e-locker in the rear diff.
His problem is he doesnt have the power.

When you add trailer brakes in Virginia at least you have to get your trailer inspected and it makes the ownership process cost more (go from $20-$30 every 2 years to $60) or $70), but over all still only a tiny fraction the price of a huge pickup.
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