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Old 08-24-2015, 10:08 AM   #15
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We have a solid offer on our house. We are going to be full-time RVers.
We have narrowed our purchase down to the Tiffin Phaeton 40QBH model.
BIG question for us now is trying to find a barely used TOAD - a towable Med size SUV that has VERY comfortable front seats and has plenty of leg room.
We are both tall and I have an extremely bad back and uncomfortable seats or limited leg room cause me so much pain.
Soft seats like the Tiffin would be perfect (dreaming - I know).
We think our best bet may be a GMC or Chevy. Also looking for ease in towing.
Tried the Jeep and legroom was limited and extremely uncomfortable.
Anyone have any suggestions to help us.
Thank you in advance for any advice that you can give us.
We tow a 2011 GMC P/U Crew Cab 4x4. These trucks are very comfortable to drive and have loads of interior space. In my view, as comfortable as any car I have ever driven. We use a roll up bed cover which provides alot of all weather travel storage.

As long as you stay between about 2009 to 2014 model years, these GMC/Chevy 4x4 trucks are all towable. The new ones require battery disconnect and other mods.
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Old 08-24-2015, 11:17 AM   #16
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We pull a Mini Cooper Convertible. I'm 6'4" and have great interior room. We specifically did not want to pull something big and wanted something fun for cruising National Parks, etc.
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Old 08-24-2015, 11:46 AM   #17
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We love our Chevy Captiva. It is actually the old Saturn Vue with updates. Chevy sells it exclusively to fleets so you buy it used. Since a lot people aren't aware of it the price tends to be very reasonable. Good extended GM warranties available also.
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Old 08-24-2015, 05:06 PM   #18
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We pull a 2012 buick enclave. Easy to hook up. Pull two fuses and you are ready to go. Have not had any problems with it. Lots of Leg room I am 6 ft tall with bad knees and i have way more room to move the seat back than i use. Ride is very comfortable and quiet.
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Old 08-24-2015, 06:04 PM   #19
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Here is a good recommendation that I did to my toad. On my 07 Malibu Maxx, it required the "Ignition Sensor - 2 amp fuse" to be pulled to tow it 4 down. I wired the fuse in-line with a toggle switch, so now when I hook up, I turn the ignition on, put it in neutral, and flip a switch, it is that easy.
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I don't know about other manufactures however when I was buying my ford F250 I found they publish what can be towed 4 down, see this http://www.fleet.ford.com/resources/...Tgde_May19.pdf

Page 11 has 4 down and page 12 has dolly info
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Old 08-24-2015, 06:22 PM   #21
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If you use a blue ox hitch, you can cover the connector ends of the hitch when you are not towing. You will have to look very carefully to see the hitch. I tow a 2009 Saturn Vue
which is easy to tow and hook up.
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RoadMaster units, in most cases, will have covers too. We did on both the Jeep GC and the '05 Honda Odyssey we tow now.
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If you do not need a 4WD or AWD one suggestion is just go with a 2WD to avoid un neccassary extra parts such as T-cases , front drive shaft etc. Neighbor has a 2012 Ford Edge 2WD and he says it is great to tow and super on fuel when your on day trips or running around.
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Old 09-01-2015, 01:03 PM   #23
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Thank you all for the recommendations

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We have a solid offer on our house. We are going to be full-time RVers.
We have narrowed our purchase down to the Tiffin Phaeton 40QBH model.
BIG question for us now is trying to find a barely used TOAD - a towable Med size SUV that has VERY comfortable front seats and has plenty of leg room.
We are both tall and I have an extremely bad back and uncomfortable seats or limited leg room cause me so much pain.
Soft seats like the Tiffin would be perfect (dreaming - I know).
We think our best bet may be a GMC or Chevy. Also looking for ease in towing.
Tried the Jeep and legroom was limited and extremely uncomfortable.
Anyone have any suggestions to help us.
Thank you in advance for any advice that you can give us.
We want to thank everyone for their advice. We made a list of your recommendations and we have been out looking and now have pretty much narrowed the list to GMC Acadia or Terrain, Buick Enclave, Chevrolet Traverse, or Ford Explorer. We have to get an used one hopefully 2013 or 2014 and need to get it before Friday, so we are really hustling. Always appreciate hearing what other RV owners have learned.
Thanks again for the muchly appreciated advice.
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I use dowel rods and put them in the open end of the connectors. Then put a rubber end made for chairs on the dowel rod end.
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We pull a Mini Cooper Convertible. I'm 6'4" and have great interior room. We specifically did not want to pull something big and wanted something fun for cruising National Parks, etc.
I got excited when I saw you tow a Mini Cooper. Do you tow four down? What kind of tow bar & base plate do you use? Any hidden towing quirks? Thanks for your help!
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We pull our Mini four down and have not noticed any quirks. We use a Blue Ox hitch with Blue Ox snap in/out receivers on the Mini. It is an extremely easy tow with just reaching in & putting manual transmission in neutral and closing the door. We just leave a long electrical tail rolled up in a well under the hood. I go for simple.
I would recommend the Blue Ox rock screen for any tow.
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All Jeep Wranglers are towable four down, automatic and standard.
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