Wednesday, December 31, 2008

In the market for a bbq tow vehicle?

If you're in the market for a vehicle to haul your bbq equipment, this video might interest you.

I'll also offer a disclaimer that I do own an 1998 F-150 with the 5.4L engine and a 2004 Ford Explorer V8 . During our first several years of competition bbq, we hauled our WSM, Backwoods Smoker, and equipment in our truck bed. A few years later we graduated to a 16' Doolittle trailer that I towed with the Explorer.

If you're buying a new bbq cooker, it's wise to keep your tow vehicle in mind when making the choice. For example, you probably don't need a 1 ton dually to haul your WSMs. Likewise, I'd advise against towing a top of the line Klose offset smoker with your 6-cylinder SUV.

Think about towing capacity, braking, stability, and comfort when making your choices.

1 comment:

Chris said...

Another thing to consider is WHERE you'll be driving. Towing in flat Florida is completely different than in the Smoky Mountains of Western NC. My parents have a pull behind camper and it does great in Florida but when them come to the mountains towing it behind a 6 cyl minivan? Yikes.