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Old 08-09-2014, 08:27 AM   #15
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Here's the link to the 2014 motorhome towing guide list them all.http://prodcontent.s3.amazonaws.com/2014DinghyGuide.pdf
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Old 08-09-2014, 08:31 AM   #16
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we have a 2009 Saturn Vue we've been flat towing for over 4yrs.
We been towing a '07 Saturn ION automatic for 5 years, (37k miles).
Hook up, shift to "N" (neutral), turn key to "ACC" (accessory), release parking brake and tow.
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Tow the easiest, a Jeep Wrangler, and if your RV gets stuck you can pull it out with it
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What speed restriction are you worried about? We are buying a new automatic Ford Focus and yes there is a speed restriction but it's 70MPH. Planning on towing and driving over 70 for long periods of time?
A lot of the Ford/Lincoln 3.5L or 3.7L FWD/AWD and some Crossovers have a Max of 65 MPH towing 4 down.

Only 70 MPH limit is the Fiesta & Focus

Ford 4Down towing Guide Page 11 of the PDF
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We have been towing a Ford Taurus. Restricted to no more than 65 miles per hour. Also, need to start it every 5 - 6 hours. Have not needed a charge line. No problems thus far.
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Right now the most most popular towed vehicle is the Jeep Wrangler. Every time we go some where we see at least 6 motor homes towing one. You can get them from the very basic all the way up to the Rubicon. On the majority of them the steering does not lock. So, you don't have to pull any fuses or disconnect the negative battery cable. Just hook it up and go.

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Consider a 4 door Wrangler. They are nice inside and almost made for towing four down. Stick or automatic, doesn't matter with a Wrangler.
As long as it's a 4x4 Wrangler. Their RWD models can't be flat towed.
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Can check this archive out

http://www.royrobinsonrv.com/rv-towing-guide-washington
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Probably the most popular automatic is the Honda CRV. We see them all the time. For us we have a 2009 Saturn Vue we've been flat towing for over 4yrs.
The have a speed restriction 65
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Right now the most most popular towed vehicle is the Jeep Wrangler. Every time we go some where we see at least 6 motor homes towing one. You can get them from the very basic all the way up to the Rubicon. On the majority of them the steering does not lock. So, you don't have to pull any fuses or disconnect the negative battery cable. Just hook it up and go.

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I would say jeep products are the most popular followed by the CRV, I see more Grand Cherokee than Wranglers
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I would stay completely away from most of the Jeep Cherokees as they are having a major (software) problem that is preventing a lot of them from being able to shift the transfer case into/out of neutral.

You talking about the new smaller Cherokee not the Grand Cherokee?

We drove the Cherokee & that is the car we like the best.
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I would stay completely away from most of the Jeep Cherokees as they are having a major (software) problem that is preventing a lot of them from being able to shift the transfer case into/out of neutral.
That was a specific model year/transmission of the Grand Cherokee. Does not apply to the (new) Cherokee or the current model Grand Cherokee.
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The have a speed restriction 65
If you're following that, you're the only one I know of...

Not that I'm frequently going faster, but it's of no concern when/if I do.
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