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Old 01-29-2013, 06:56 PM   #1
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2012 buick enclave front wheel drive as a toad

Just purchased a 2013 Allegro Open Road 34'.
Can I tow a 2012 Buick Enclave Front Wheel drive?
And if so, what modifications, if any are necessary, etc.
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Old 01-29-2013, 06:59 PM   #2
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Check it at RemcoTowing.com
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Old 01-29-2013, 07:05 PM   #3
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Old 01-29-2013, 07:08 PM   #4
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Congratulations! Nice coach!
Check the car's owner's manual about towing it. It should say something about how it can be towed.
Enjoy your new coach!
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Old 01-29-2013, 07:23 PM   #5
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Just purchased a 2013 Allegro Open Road 34'.
Can I tow a 2012 Buick Enclave Front Wheel drive?
And if so, what modifications, if any are necessary, etc.
Thanks. Pulley
Go to the horse's mouth, the manual on page 10-84 link below, and you will see the exact steps...too much to write. No modifications are necessary, and it is towable 4 down. All you need is a proper base plate and tow bar.http://www.buick.com/content/dam/Bui...al.pdf#page395
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We are looking at towing our 2010 Enclave. Now we have to figure out the tow bar, brake, lights, etc.
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Just purchased a 2013 Allegro Open Road 34'.
Can I tow a 2012 Buick Enclave Front Wheel drive?
And if so, what modifications, if any are necessary, etc.
Thanks. Pulley
You can flat tow a Buick Enclave with FWD and AWD according to the Motorhome Magazine Dinghy Towing Guide. The Buick Enclave is going to be our next transportation car because I think they are awesome. However we will keep our 2008 Saturn Vue as our toad. The Saturn weighs about 800 pounds less than the Enclave and you will be nearing the tow capacity of your Allegro with the Enclave. But if that is what you want to do it should work.
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Thanks. if my mind were not so old I would have thought of that myself.
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Old 01-30-2013, 09:55 AM   #9
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Thanks to each you for your quick responses. Checked Remco. Checked Enclave
Manual. Years ago I towed a 4wd Tahoe. It was simple. Hook it up and
disconect. As I read the manual for the Enclave I have to run the engine for
the five minute process and pull a fuse and not drive over 65 mph. Is there
a more simple process? Pulley
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2012 Buick Enclave Front wheel Drive

I bought a new 2012 Buick Enclave right after the 2012's came out and have towed it for 5000+ miles. The owners manual tells you what battery fuses to remove. I have had no problems with the Enclave but had a serious problem with the BrakeBuddy Vantage Select. No one including Buicks own engineers could figure out why the brakes draged lightly causing $13000 damage to the car. The GM Engineers for the Canadian headquarter at Oshawa Ontario (I was visiting Niagra Falls) spent one whole day looking at my Enclave. In short, I love towing my Enclave 4 wheels down, but I wouldn't use Brake Buddy Vantage!! DoctorH
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I'm still towing the very first GMC Acadia (sister to Enclave) ever towed four-down - my new (at the time) 2007 Acadia was used to prototype the Blue OX base plates for them. I also had the joy of figuring out that the owner manual had incorrect instructions on which fuse to remove and convincing GM of it. A really good service advisor in Wenatchee, WA had good contacts at GM and solved the "dead battery" problem for me. GM issued a TSB to correct the towing procedure shortly after that. Since then, it has been a terrific toad - we love it and so do our camping friends, since it is one of the few toads that can accommodate 6 adults in comfort when we all want to go somewhere together.
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2011 Enclave toad question

I'm a newbee RVer towing a 2011 Enclave and no problem so far. However, another long time RVer friend said when putting the car in "N" to tow, do so from Drive (D), not Reverse (R). He read somewhere that moving from R to N sets something up in the tranny which can do harm. FYI, shift lever goes from Park to Reverse to Neutral to Drive, etc. so I'd go to Drive and then up to Neutral during setup.

I cannot find any reference to this concern anywhere I've looked (owner's manual; various forums;..) but would appreciate any comments from this forum. Dealership simply says do what the owner's manual says.

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