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Old 09-05-2013, 08:38 PM   #1
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I am getting beat up with the number of stories and options as to what can or can't be towed flat behind my 2011 Coachment 29DS. I wanted to purchase a 1975 VW, with manual transmission and was informed that it needs to be on a trailer, and then again it doesn't? Saturn and Jeep are consider the high point but again the stories change with each day or individual. Any words of wisdom?

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Old 09-05-2013, 08:45 PM   #2
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You can use that site as a starting point. They are not 100% accurate, but close. For example my 2000 Lexus RX300 IS towable 4 down according to Lexus but Remco disagrees. I've towed it about 30,000 miles with no problems.

So look your model up on there and see what it says.

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Old 09-05-2013, 08:49 PM   #3
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The only way to be for sure is to check the manual of the vehicle.

FMCA has a list of vehicles that can be towed 4 down on their website if you are a member.

REMCO has a site that lists what can be towed and what is needed.

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Old 09-07-2013, 07:10 PM   #4
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Yep, the owners manual is your best bet. There are people pulling vehicles not certified by the manufacturer as being flat towable, but they are able to do it, and probably will never have any problems. But if something goes wrong they probably won't get any help from manufacturer either. If you want peace of mind, having the owner manual's approval helps alot. Remco, FMCA, or Motorhome Magazine Dinghy Towing Guide are all good places to start your search for a toad. Their lists will give you an idea of which manufacturers to look for, for the type of vehicle you'd like to tow. For instance, the dinghy guide will show which manufacturers allow towing automatic transmissions (and which models), and which manufacturers allow manual transmissions only for flat towing. Good luck and have fun looking for the right vehicle!
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