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Old 07-28-2011, 04:21 PM   #1
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Acceptable Toads?

I'm new to MH's but been a member here for years towing a 5er. So, now comes the question.. how do I choose a toad? Short of joining FCMA to look at the acceptable toads by year.. is there another choice. Don't have any issues with FMCA.. I believe all the information is probably available here on iRV2.

I currently have a Jeep Grand Cherokee, which, I understand, is towable. However, I was hoping to find something with better fuel economy and about the same age.. 03-maybe 06.

Thanks for any help.

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Motorhome Magazine has a dinghy towing list of vehicles.

Remco Towing is the most accurate resource.
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I just last week bought a 2011 Chev. Malibu to tow. It is a nice car and is supposed to get good gas mileage, 33 mpg, I don't think I will get that good but hopefully around 30 mpg on the highway.
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I have towed a Hyundai Sonata (manual trans), Chev HHR (auto) and a Buick Lacrosse (2010 auto) all wheels down. All three have done a fine job and given great performance. Each one has different advantages, but any would work well.
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Honda CR-V's (w/AWD) are pretty popular for a lot of reasons. You might want to look into those.
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I just towed my 2010 Chevy Equinox for a total of 7,000 miles on flat land and in the rocky mountains. It is an Automatic with a 4 cylinder engine. It is comfortable and handles towing behind a gas Class A with ease. It is a comfortable vehicle on its own but the advertized MPG is no where near what it says on the sticker. It says I am supposed to get 32 MPG at highway speeds but I have not gotten better than 23. But that is just me. I have had the car a year now and it is flawless. I have not needed to take the car back to the dealer for even a minor problem. You can tow it 4 down and when you stop for a break you run the engine for a few minutes. It needs a supplimental brake system because it weighs 3800 lbs.
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I currently have a Jeep Grand Cherokee, which, I understand, is towable. However, I was hoping to find something with better fuel economy and about the same age.. 03-maybe 06.

Thanks for any help.

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2 wh dr, not towable without lube pump or disconnection the driveshaft.
Some models of 4 wh drive are towable.

Most Honda's up to 2005, since then just the '05 Pilot, the CR-V and Fit. We bought an '05 Ody after getting it in writing from Honda that it was towable four down, then they changed their minds and said it wasn't so now it's on a dolly.
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Honda CR-V's (w/AWD) are pretty popular for a lot of reasons. You might want to look into those.
ALL CR-V's are towable four down not just the AWD.
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Thanks for all the kind replies.. I'll likely stick with the Jeep and look for a used Towbar.. may be lucky and find the plates too..
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