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Old 01-03-2006, 03:11 PM   #1
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Looking to get a 4X4 toad. I have driven my Saturn on a lot of back roads including going through streams and bottoming out quite a few time. Who has a 4x4 toad that they recommend. Thanks
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Old 01-03-2006, 03:11 PM   #2
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Looking to get a 4X4 toad. I have driven my Saturn on a lot of back roads including going through streams and bottoming out quite a few time. Who has a 4x4 toad that they recommend. Thanks
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Old 01-03-2006, 03:47 PM   #3
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Cherokee, Grand Cherokee or Wrangler. I have all of them and they work great. And good off road also.
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Old 01-03-2006, 03:53 PM   #4
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The Jeeps that Bubba recommends are all excellent. So is the Liberty model. Don't know about the new Commander, but any Jeep 4x4 should be an excellent toad.

I have a Chevy Tracker ZR2 4x4, twin of a Suzuki Grand Vitara. They make fine toads and pretty decent offroad vehicles as well.

What is best depends on what size, amenities and budget you have in mind.
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Old 01-03-2006, 04:14 PM   #5
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Hey Karl,
We are on our second Jeep Wrangler toad, first was a 1995, which we towed until it was totaled in a non Rv accident in 2003! We now tow a 2004 Jeep Wrangler, both were auto trans and towed 4 down with no trouble! The 95 was a 4cyl. and the 04 is a 6Cyl, and I would never have another 4 Cyl. Hope this info is of some help!!
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We enjoy having our Wrangler to get anywhere with!
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Hi Karl, we like the Liberty. It's as good in and around town as it is off-road.

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Karl, I don't think you can go wrong with any of the Jeep models, we have a Jeep Grand Cherokee. Ed.S
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If you have the capacity and want to haul more cargo or motorcycle a Chevy Silverado 4X4 does very well also. Ous is nearly 8000# fully loaded last time I weighed it. By the way we have the 4.3L V6 and it does amazingly well with good fuel milage.
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To; Karl,

I know there are a lot of Jeep toweds out there with 4 wheel drive, but General Motors, which makes the towable Saturn makes about a dozen other 4 wheel or all- wheel drive with auto tranny that can be towed 4 down.

Go on line to General Motors. com, find the e-mail address for automotive questions and ask for a list of 4 down toweds. Most of the Chevy SUV,s, GMC Canyon, Envoy, Sierra, Yokon, Hummers, and Pontiac Vibe.


My list is dated 9/28/05.

I'll be contacting them shortly as to why they don't make a GMC Safari or Chevy Astrovan all-wheel drive, automatic tranny that can be towed 4 down. These vans have maximum interior space without the long hood.

Hope this info helps.

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We pull the Grand Cherokee as well as the Wrangler. While we really like the Wrangler for "fun stuff", it's pretty hard to beat the Grand Cherokee for all around utility. They are really built tough, yet are very civilized and comfortable to drive. And they are perfect for towing 4 down, just pop the transfer case in neutral, and turn the key one click to unlock the steering and you're all set.

Plus, Jeep is a part of Daimler-Chrysler. So is Freightliner. If you belong to the Freightliner Chassis Owners Club (dirt cheap dues), one of the benefits is that you can buy a new Chrysler-Jeep vehicle at employee costs - under invoice. There can be some pretty good savings there. All you need is to own a Freightliner chassis - which is exactly what's under the Journey.
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We tow a Chevy Suburban without any problems. Seats 8 when we go as a group and will haul the brides purchases without stacking tham all over the MH.
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My preference is my toad,, an '04 Chevy Tahoe. Just put the transfer case in neutral and you're done, period, just like the Suburban. We like the shorter length for around town but feel as secure with the size of the vehicle when driving it. By the way, I'm 6'7" so a lot of smaller toads aren't too comfy for me.
The new '07 Tahoe intrigues me; why would Chevy add 500 pounds to an already fairly heavy truck? But my bigger concern is since stabilitrak is standard on the '07, can I still tow it......?
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I plan to tow a 2005 tahoe.

Do you currently remove any fuses when towing in the ignition on position?

I have stabilitrak, activated by a button on the dash, which does not seem to be an issue.
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