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Old 10-04-2016, 11:09 AM   #29
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Brock I wish DW would drive a stick .
DW drives the H*** out of it, gets rubber in 2nd gear with a big grin.
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DW drives the H*** out of it, gets rubber in 2nd gear with a big grin.
Dw drives a 2008 Mini Convertable with a manual. Loves to drive it like she stole it. Regualrly gets rubber in 2nd and loves to take curves marked 25MPH at 50! i always tell people she drives more like a man.
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Old 10-04-2016, 01:35 PM   #31
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We have been very pleased with the ease of towing our Jeep Grand Cherokee. Previously we towed a Ford F-150 after installing a driveline disconnect, the Jeep is easier and lighter to tow.


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Old 10-04-2016, 05:09 PM   #32
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I am VERY new to this RV thing. Excited but nervous. WE are looking to purchase a car we can tow, Everyone has a different opinion. Can I get some suggestions out there? We have a 36 foot Itasca Meridian Diesal pusher.
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I was towing a Honda civic on an acme tow dolly, Worked Great with no Issues at all. when I got the new MH I wanted to tow 4 down as it appeared to way more convenient. I ended up buying a used Honda CRV 2014, Road Master sterling towbar and brackets etc. with a Ready brake II this system also works great.

I am convinced that this is the best way to go, it is the most convenient hookup and breakdown I have seen/found to date and somehow feels more solid/secure than a dolly

Re the Honda 65 speed limit, It is because of the oil overheating so I had my tranny filled with Redline synthetic, (synth has a high temp foaming point) I have exceeded 65 many times in this year with no damages. my overspeed is mostly on Hills or when some idiot is doing 50 in a 65 and I try to overtake him and cant get past him doing 70 (they all accelerate when you try to pass them) I normally run with the cruise set on 63 which keeps me below the Honda 65 and not blocking traffic even in Utah. I would recommend 4 down above a dolly

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I tow a Chevy Sonic, automatic, and as the HHR folks have said, pull a fuse (or put in a switch), put in neutral, and go. Hardly know its back there.
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Old 10-06-2016, 12:49 PM   #34
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Is anyone towing a full size Chevy truck (2016 4X4) that can give me some tips such as lights, brakes, what to disconnect?
I already have a Roadmaster tow bar, just need to get the kit for the truck.
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everyone will have a different personal view on the subject of TOADs, just like the subject of DIESEL versus GAS motorhomes, etc...

experience is the best indicator - 2014 Ford Fiesta SE automatic, towed 54,000 miles in 2 1/2 years, put in neutral and pull, no problems(no matter what the internet may say!)...
...most of Ford's products, including automatics, are towable.

I dare anyone to find a vehicle that is simpler to tow, and own. : )
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everyone will have a different personal view on the subject of TOADs, just like the subject of DIESEL versus GAS motorhomes, etc...

experience is the best indicator - 2014 Ford Fiesta SE automatic, towed 54,000 miles in 2 1/2 years, put in neutral and pull, no problems(no matter what the internet may say!)...
...most of Ford's products, including automatics, are towable.

I dare anyone to find a vehicle that is simpler to tow, and own. : )

Don't have to disconnect battery like the focus ?
Actually I think most Fords cannot be flat towed , unless maybe the newest ones have changed .
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my wife has driven sticks since we met in '75 and still does. She has had subies for many years and now has a '12 WRX and knows how to drive n shift... but i wanted to use this as toad and she said no its to nice and we can get more money selling than my '11 avy with all the options you can get on a Z71.. nav, dvd, and thats her main concern..on star is the best nav out there. oh imho.....sorry...never a dull moment..just hit a button and talk to the person to get you anywhere if you dont want to look it up and program.......although it is 6g in weight..still tows good under the isl 400.. and if in an accident no safer place to be
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BEST Cars to tow dinghy style

That's 2 people on one thread that somehow forgot to mention the fact that they also disconnect the battery .
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X2 we have the exact setup and love it. Really fast and easy to setup and go with the Jeep Grand Cherokee.


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Jeep Grand Cherokee is so easy. Start engine, shift to neutral, hold down transmission button for two seconds, hold start/stop button until it shifts to park. Good to go. No speed restrictions and 4870 lbs curb weight.


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even easier - Jeep wrangler with 3 steps - and two of them you do anyway ! tranny in park, key out...

and the only extra one - transfer case in neutral and go !

and then you have a fun vehicle to take you into the secret places and BACK !
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We tow a 2013 Silverado. Very easy to set up. Just put the transfer case in neutral, put her in park and remove the key. No fuses to pull.

Also a very reliable vehicle. My last one (a 1999) lasted me 15 years and my buddy is still driving it. I expect this one to last 15-20 years.
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even easier - Jeep wrangler with 3 steps - and two of them you do anyway ! tranny in park, key out...

and the only extra one - transfer case in neutral and go !

and then you have a fun vehicle to take you into the secret places and BACK !
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Or if you want lighter weight and 1 less step, Subaru Crosstrek 5sp. Key on, gearbox in neutral and go. And we can go just about anywhere a stock Jeep can go!

But I like your setup, very nice. I just couldn't talk the wife into a Jeep.
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