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Old 09-22-2015, 09:40 AM   #1
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2015 Vehicles that flat tow.

We to buy a Jeep Cherokee to flat tow but now I'm not sure after reading a lot of the posts of people having trouble.

Anybody have a list of the available vehicles that will flat tow?
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Old 09-22-2015, 09:43 AM   #2
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2015 Vehicles that flat tow.

Here's one source.

http://towingworld.com/resources/2015DinghyGuide.pdf
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Old 09-22-2015, 09:49 AM   #3
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Thank you for posting the link. I am beginning to feel like as some body said a couple of days ago on a forum (I don't remember which one) "I am suffering from analysis paralysis."
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Thanks for the link.
Great info!
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Old 09-22-2015, 11:02 AM   #5
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Ford F150 FX4 or equivalent.
Much better then a Cherokee,no problems,lots of room and comfort and a joy to drive.
Hooks up to RV in 5 minutes.
No screwing around with removing fuses ,wires ,backing up 3 times and 4 times forward ,etc. to engage flat tow sequence.

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x2 for a Wrangler. Tows great and nice to be able to off road once in a while.
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For something a little nicer to drive I suggest a Grand Cherokee.
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Motorhome magazine does a yearly compilation of towable vehicles. A little internet research should produce it. As far as Jeeps go, I had a top of the line Grand Cherokee Overland as a dinghy. Ridiculous number of problems with the car including the heater going out! I now tow a CR-V. Do have one problem with it. The new ones are not towable. Might want to check Consumer Reports on Jeep reliability. Across the board, most are terrible.
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Dodge RAM 1500 ecodiesel for us, we really like it. Dead easy to set for flat towing
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Old 09-23-2015, 08:02 PM   #11
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narampa, if you are a member of FMCA you can access their annual towing guides.

Jeeps require one of the automatic transmissions that let you put the transmission in neutral electronically. Jeep dealers know which those are. All of the manual ones are towable four down as is.

Yes, the Honda CR-V is no longer towable as is, since it now has a CV transmission. 2014 and older are towable.

We have a 2012 Jeep Liberty that we tow behind our Foretravel. So far no towing troubles. Be sure to watch the weight of the toad.

We're looking at a Lincoln for a toad. We've looked at the MKT (same as a Ford Flex), since it has a huge cargo area. I often have tool tubs in the car at the same time as I'd like to carry passengers, and I can't do that with the Jeep. If I could cut down on the number of tools I carry, we would rather have the MKS or MKZ sedans. Don't know really what the difference is between them, but we'll check them out one of these days.
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We love pulling our jeep wrangler. We are on our second one and no problems towing.
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Ford Edge might work for you, I think the CC F150 at about 5800 lb might be a bit heavy for a V10 engine coach if that is what you have, for lighter toad look at the Kia Soul at about 2700 lb its a quality built toad but only the 6 speed standard is towable.
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