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Old 09-11-2015, 10:39 AM   #1
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Anyone towing a Fiat on tow dolly

Hello Everyone, As I move closer to making a purchase of my first Class A, I am considering my choise of toad. I have a Ford Escape and a 2003 Thunderbird, one of them has to go. Escape can only be dollied. Thunderbird not at all, so I guess it is going. Looking at a little Fiat to tow, DP or Gas. Any comments on Fiats as toads? Thank you in advance. I love all the help here.
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We just purchased a 2015 Chevy Sonic and have been towing it 4 down for the past 8 months. It is an automatic and the manual states that it CAN be towed. The curb weight is about 2,600 lbs and out '93 Pace Arrow with a 454 Chevy handles it very well. Average mileage dropped from 9 to 8.8', so little effect. In addition, both the wife and I think it is one of the best cars we have ever owned, ant that's over a 55 year span. But be careful, there are certain models of the Sonic that can be towed with an automatic transmission. It's the 1.8 liter NON turbocharged model. Good luck.
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We own a Fiat 500 stick shift and flat tow it all the time no problems just don't forget that it their
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I know you don't want to use a dolly but we have our 2010 Escape (front wheel drive) on one and it works great. We didn't want the expense of a new car plus the equipment for the toad. We bought our class a in May and have enjoyed it all summer. Good luck in your adventure!
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I'm thinking of getting a Fiat to tow behind my MH. Have it narrowed down to a Grand Cherokee or a Wrangler
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Hello Everyone, As I move closer to making a purchase of my first Class A, I am considering my choise of toad. I have a Ford Escape and a 2003 Thunderbird, one of them has to go. Escape can only be dollied. Thunderbird not at all, so I guess it is going. Looking at a little Fiat to tow, DP or Gas. Any comments on Fiats as toads? Thank you in advance. I love all the help here.
Some friends of ours purchased a 2014 Fiat for the sole purpose of towing it behind their motorhome. One year and 20,000 miles later they traded it off for a Chevy Sonic. The Fiat had multiple problems an spent much of the non-towed time at the dealership repair facility. They traded it off with about 3,000 miles left on the warranty.
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