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Old 04-20-2013, 12:58 PM   #1
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Question Best pickup to tow "four down"?

We're considering replacing one of our cars with a pickup that would accomodate our golf cart so we can bring it along with us behind our diesel pusher - rather than always having to bring it in the enclosed trailer and not having a vehicle with us.

What is the best make and model pickup to flat tow? We currently use a blue ox to pull our Jeep Wrangler when needed and want to use a blue ox again. I see on their website, base plates are needed. But can you flat tow an automatic transmission?

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Old 04-20-2013, 01:19 PM   #2
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Many pickups with automatics are towable if they have 4 wheel drive and a neutral position in the transfer case.

Chevy and GMC pickups are my favorites.

Go to Remco Towing to see if your choice is towable, but always check the owners manual for the final word.
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Old 04-20-2013, 01:35 PM   #3
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I have 2012 GMC Sierra 1/2 ton. Crew cab that I tow. Just make sure it's 4 wheel drive, not the AWD. We use ready brute brake system tow bar. It works great, easy to set up
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We tow a Sierra 1500 Crew 4x4 and we carry our Club Car in it. The back wheeels sit on the tailgate; so I have a 3/4" piece of plywood covering the bed and tailgate to distribute the weight. Before that we towwed a Colorado Crew 4x4 with the golf cart in it too.
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2012 and newer 4x4 F150's are also able to be flat towed.
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Old 04-20-2013, 04:06 PM   #6
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I tow a Nissan Frontier, manual transmission 4 wheels down. No transmission pump, no drive shaft disconnect. Hitch and tow, tranny in neutral.
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Does the Sightseer have the capacity in GCVW and hitch?
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I tow a 2012 Ram 1500 4x4 with a Polaris RZR-S in the back. See my Sig picture. It is an Automatic tranny with the Neutral Button on the dash. Works great.
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A Sightseer wouldn't be able to handle what Born2rv is contemplating, but according to his avatar he may have upgraded his coach.

My Colorado with an extended cab makes a great toad, but not sure how well a golf cart would fit in the bed.
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I tow a Nissan Frontier, manual transmission 4 wheels down. No transmission pump, no drive shaft disconnect. Hitch and tow, tranny in neutral.
Hi...

Can you tell us what year Frontier you have been towing?

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Can you tell us what year Frontier you have been towing?

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Towing behind RV

I tow a Nissan Frontier 2008 w/6 spd V6 with Roadmaster All Terrain and Brakemaster aux. brake.
My RV was a Class C Tioga Ranger and it has been replaced by a Thor Palazzo 33.3.
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I also tow a 2012 Dodge Ram 1500 quadcab 4x4. It weighs in right about 5600 lb. Has an auto xmission with electronic neutral. Pulled with a Blue Ox Aventa II tow bar @ 10K cap.
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The F150 is the most popular vehicle sold today(as I understand it) as long as it is 4x4 you should have no problems. I think the extended cab will allow for a box that will accommadate a golf cart, and that is what I will be looking for in 2014 when I replace my present toad. I believe if you have a standard shift vehicle rather than an automatic that it will not matter what brand it is or even if it is two wheel drive or 4x4. Putting it into neutral, hooking it up and head it out should be all that is needed.
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