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Old 04-26-2014, 04:02 PM   #1
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Best and Biggest tow vehicles?

Hello Palazzo People !!

Ok I am going to sell my car (not going to tow a BMW) and get an ideal tow vehicle for my Palazzo. (Looking to flat tow)

Currently thinking Jeep Wrangler (2dr) or maybe Jeep Wrangler Unlimited (4dr).

What is your current tow vehicle ? And what has been your experience ?

Anyone done the math on what the upper limits of tow weight is ?

Thanks in advance.

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Old 04-26-2014, 04:09 PM   #2
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My Subaru Outback with 6 speed manual transmission has worked very well
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Old 04-26-2014, 05:17 PM   #3
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We wanted something with automatic transmission and weighing inside of 4,000 lbs, that could be flat towed without doing anything during a trip. After a lot of research we ended up with the 2014 Jeep Cherokee, limited model, six cylinders. It is easy to tow and it is also a very attractive car for every day use.
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Old 04-26-2014, 05:43 PM   #4
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There are lots of choices and you need to get one that you like to drive as a daily driver. After all you will most likely drive it more that tow it. If your going from a BMW to a Jeep Renegade your probably not going to like the ride. Renegades are the best at boonie bashing, as a luxury ride not so much.
Check out Motorhomes Dingy Towing Guide. It lists most all of the vehicles that can be towed four down and any modifications and procedures needed.
Jeeps and CRVs are probably the most popular but there are many many more that are towed regularly.
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We do offloading, so it's Jeep Wrangler.
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We like comfort, so we went with a Jeep Grand Cherokee. This year we bought a new diesel Overland.
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I agree with previous posts. We have towed many cars, VW, Isuzu, Jeep Wrangle Grandcherokee, and now a Chevrolet Equinox. I have found the Chevy Equinox very easy to set up and it tows well. You leave the key in one click, shift to N, pull one fuse and go.
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We tow a cadillac srx, put shifter in neutral and off we go. Aside from normal brake and light connections no other things to do to the car.
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Old 04-27-2014, 12:17 PM   #9
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Thanks for the replies. I agree with the comparison of the Jeep vs. BMW. The Beemer's been fun, now looking for a different kind of fun.

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When we change it the SRX I think I would like a 4x4 pickup. My son has an F150 and I was surprised how quiet the ride is. My wife wants us to eventually buy a small golf cart which should be able to fit in the bed. Being a able to take it off road would be a big plus
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For brakes I like the Ready Brake, which a surge brake. To hook up all that is necessary is a cable quick connect when attaching the toe bar. I can hook up and be ready to go in a couple minutes.
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The Grand doesn't have a steering wheel lock either, in fact I don't even have a key. Connect everything on the front, push a few buttons and drive away.

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We tow a cadillac srx, put shifter in neutral and off we go. Aside from normal brake and light connections no other things to do to the car.
Steve, we are about to take our 2014 SRX to Camping World to have a complete Blue Ox dinghy tow setup installed. The car is brand new so I am worried if the tow bar installation, plugs etc. cause any damage to the facia. The car also has the radar cruise and auto braking crash avoidance so they will need to be cautious around that equipment.
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We were trying to answer the question of the ultimate toad, we came up with the ultimate answer (for us)... we got two. One for the dirt and one just for fun on the road. We take what suits us for the destination. The Jeep is great but you can't beat a Miata if you aren't going to do any off-roading. The Miata cost <$3K on Craigslist, looks great, one of the most fun cars to drive and weighs next to nothing. Double your fun
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