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Old 10-31-2010, 09:49 AM   #15
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I love my Jeep Grand Cherokee. I have owned very few vehicles that I would buy again. The Jeep Grand Cherokee is one. The other two they don't make anymore (Volkswagen Squareback and Cadillac.. they make Caddys but not like my old one... loved that big engine with the big 4 barrel carb!) My little Jeep is a 4WD (all the time) and has the V8 engine. My daughter has a Jeep Grand Cherokee (2WD) with a V6 and get much better mpg than I do.

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Old 11-02-2010, 08:00 AM   #16
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We have towed VW, 2 Blazers, Ranger pu. Now a melibu, chev. Just hook up Shift in nut. and go. They were all good.. Next the honda Ridgeline;

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Old 11-02-2010, 08:09 AM   #17
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Old 11-08-2010, 02:38 PM   #18
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Don't forget about Colorado 4x4 or Canyon 4x4. I have a colorado z71 4x4 crew cab that is a good all purpose truck and great tow vehicle. Set xfer case to neutral, put it in park, remove the key and away you go...
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Old 11-08-2010, 08:29 PM   #19
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The family barge is an 03 Kia Sedona minivan. I haven't done the homework yet, but I think it's probably too heavy and will need mods. We haven't used a toad yet, and I'd kinda like to have a dolly for the rare occasions we'd like to take the Sedona.

I suspect that, once we've taken a toad, we'll never want to leave home without it, which is why I'm starting to research the issue.
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Old 11-08-2010, 08:34 PM   #20
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Overy the past 9 years I have towed a Jeep behind my 34 ft. Southwind Storm gas motorhome. Since 2003 it has been the Jeep Liberty which weighs in about 3,000. Piece of cake to hook up and disconnect.

Now have a new 2010 Allegro 36QSA diesel pusher and the Jeep is still following us.
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Old 11-08-2010, 10:24 PM   #21
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Tahoe 4x4 tows great
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Old 11-09-2010, 05:17 AM   #22
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Honda Accord bought a used (2000) for not to many $$$ didn't do anything but put on towing bars(bought parts here on the board)-no additional equipment. Works great and not much invested my two cents
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Old 11-09-2010, 06:11 AM   #23
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Originally Posted by Gary RVRoamer View Post
The "best" toad is a car you like to drive, requires no mods for 4-down towing, and is within the tow capability of your RV. Lots of choices out there, so you need to decide if you want a sedan, an SUV, on off-road capable vehicle, or whatever.

If your coach can only tow 3500-4000 lbs, that will limit your choices quite a bit. Start from there plus your preference for body style/type and see what fits.
Absolutely correct. Most of us can't buy a toad for that single purpose but the toad is also an every day driver. So I think you are going to be happiest first and foremost with a vehicle you like irrespective of towing. Then just make sure it is towable 4 down with minimal hassle. I would never look for a toad based primarily on the ease of towing if I didn't like driving it as a vehicle. Afterall, isn't the reason you tow it -- so that you can drive it around later? So, if it has a bad ride or poor reliability, for example, but is easy hookup, no restrictions on speed, etc. I still wouldn't consider buying it as a toad.
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Old 11-09-2010, 06:14 AM   #24
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I have towed my 2001 Honda Accord automatic 4 down for 4 or 5000 miles and have had no problems. I do follow the rules running it thru the gears every 4 or 5 hours.
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Old 11-09-2010, 06:26 AM   #25
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We tow a dodge dakota 4X4 Great for carrying canoe or atv. We have towed Jeep wrangler, and saturn all good and easy to tow.
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Old 11-09-2010, 08:23 AM   #26
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we have towed a Saturn and now a 2000 Chevy metro which is really light only 1800 pounds and is not even noticeable behind the coach
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Why wait for retirement enjoy life now !!!!!!!!!!
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Old 11-09-2010, 08:37 AM   #27
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Saturn Vue

We tow a 2008 Saturn Vue V6, that is also a daily driver. Lots of room for a small SUV. We haul our two dogs with us all over the place. Easy to get in and out of. Pulls great behind our little gasser. We do have United Gear braking system on it.
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Old 11-09-2010, 09:18 AM   #28
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The Best toad, is the current vehicle in your garage. Most can be modified to be towed 4 down. Just check you MH tow capacity first. Many vendor (Remco) can supply the componets needed.

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