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Old 10-31-2015, 06:47 PM   #1
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Advice on what kind of car

This has been a great experience for a newby, and great advice form many, and all very helpful. A Big Thank You.

Can anyone give advice on what kind of car to pull, make, model, how to, and what to watch out for, experienced advice is awesome. 20 years ago, I pulled a CJ7 Jeep, behind a 25 ft Jayco. What should I do for the next 20 years???

And Thanks for all the great advice, I have already avoided many mistakes, I would have made, and a few of my friends did make, Thanks, Irishman 2

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Old 10-31-2015, 07:33 PM   #2
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Look up Motorhome's Dingy Towing Guide. It list most of the cars and pickups that can be downed down and what procedures are needed.
There are many cars that can be towed four down. Get one that you like as a daily driver because you will drive it more than you'll tow it.

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Old 10-31-2015, 07:36 PM   #3
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Agree on one you like to drive. Agree with the Motorhome car towing issue - check it out. You will hear from a lot of Jeep Wrangler owners, I love mine.
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Old 10-31-2015, 07:49 PM   #4
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We purchased a Sonic turbo LTZ automatic to pull behind our Cambria (ford 450 chassis). It is light weight (2700) and my wife likes it as a runabout. It is a hatchback with lots of room in the back. We pull it 4 wheels down.
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The 2014 Honda CR-V is the last year CR-V models can be towed. We love ours and it tags along very nicely.
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If you liked the Jeep before, then that would be a good choice again. They are extremely easy to set up for towing. Wranglers after 2007 do not have locking steering, so you don't have to tow with the key in the ignition. 2011 and newer offer the 300hp Pentastar V6 with 5 speed automatic transmission and both are awesome.

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