Originally Posted by Nasher
Please don't laugh, but I've actually been considering a Hummer for my next tow car.
My Shogun is up for replacement next year, at which point I'm considering opting back into my company car scheme to get a normal car for commuting.
I'm then left with the option of getting something interesting to tow the boat.
My 3.2 TD Shogun is very capable etc but a little on the boring side.
I am struggling to get some decent feedback on towing with a Hummer however, as everybody that has one just poses around in it.
To match the Shogun the Hummer would need drag the boat on its trailer up the beach whilst up to its own axles in shingle. I don't see why the Hummer can't do this if my Shogun can, but nobody appears to have tried it.
Also considered a H2, but got this instead. Its a 1500 Dodge Ram Hemi4x4. Not so sofisticatet transmission as the Shogun, but its really stable in high speeds with my Tornado 750 behind. Had a Shogun v6 a couple of years ago, and compared to that, the Dodge is a much better hauler. This year its delivered with constant 4x4, so it might even be a better ride.
If you want diesel you have to go for a RAM 2500 witch mean a much rougher ride, but then again you have the power to haul a aircraft carrier.
My friend has one of these, and compared to his truck, my suspansion feels like a Citroen.
My best hauler was a RR Overfinch. But they are way overpriced and hard to get.
By the way: My Ram is quicker than a H2 and uses less fuel. The steering also feels much crisper and European