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Old 09-09-2016, 10:04 AM   #1
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Bought wrong toad

My how things change in RV life. Decided on Ford Fiesta with manual tranny and it has served us well for three years and 30,000 towing miles. But then we bought a resort site in ATV country. Problem - can't tow trailer with ATV using Fiesta. So looking for ideas for new toad. Wanted: low cost, light weight, four down and capacity to tow trailer with ATV.
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Do you store the ATV (s) at your resort site , and just need a toad to pull them on a trailer once in a while ?
Or are you thinking of taking the ATV with you; all the time; , that would require they be in a pick-up box or on a deck on a pick-up ?
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Old 09-09-2016, 10:28 AM   #3
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How about a car trailer, put both on it. when you don't want the ATV leave the trailer and ATV at home.
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ctpres.....

Not sure what you're trying to accomplish exactly.

Do you want to be able to bring some car/SUV type vehicle and the ATV trailer along with the motorhome, all at the same time? Sounds like you need a fairly large trailer.
Will you be leaving the motorhome at the newly acquired resort more often/ always, and therefore be towing the ATV trailer back and forth?
Depending on the weight of the ATV and trailer, the Chevy Equinox or GMC Terrain can have 4 or 6 cylinders for different towing limits, and are flat towable.

Does that help your decision making?
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Do you store the ATV (s) at your resort site , and just need a toad to pull them on a trailer once in a while ?
Or are you thinking of taking the ATV with you; all the time; , that would require they be in a pick-up box or on a deck on a pick-up ?
RV site is in Creede, CO. and ATV/trailer will be stored there in the winter. Trailer will only be used for day trips in local area. Do not expect any trip will ever be over 200 miles one way.
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and by the way....

Seeing as you mention towing trailer in Colorado....the Equinox and Terrain are also available with AWD.
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How big is the ATV? This UK site indicates the Ford Fiesta can tow between 500 and 900 KG (1100-1900 lbs) with a trailer that has brakes. UK law isn't US, so . . . the guys that do the math with GCWR, GVWR and similar acronyms might disagree.
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RV site is in Creede, CO. and ATV/trailer will be stored there in the winter. Trailer will only be used for day trips in local area. Do not expect any trip will ever be over 200 miles one way.
Thanks for that clarification . I'd imagine that your new toad would only need a trailer tow rating in the 3,500 > 4,000 lbs range. That should help when others chime in.
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OP Here: sorry for lack of info to start. Just starting this project. I do know trailer will be aluminum and ATV will be a two passenger. But have no idea as to possible total weight. Just getting over sticker shock on new equipment, so I am sure everything will be used. Did see UK tables but Ford lit with the car says not recommended for towing anything. Do have Curt 2K hitch receiver on the Fiesta that is only used for carrying bikes so far.
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We tow a 2015 GMC Acadia Denali AWD and it has a has a 5,200# tow rating. It tows nicely. The only restriction is you have to run it at every fuel stop and at the start of every day and keep it under 65 MPH. Check your GCWR to ensure your coach can to the Acadia.
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Jeep Cherokee (Active Drive II) this is important unless you get the Trailhawk. With the 3.2ltr you can tow 4500lbs and still carry 4 people and have bit of ground clearance to do the rocky roads.
If you want a little 4 door truck then look at the Colorado 4x4, you can even go diesel with it.
Most of your GM/Chevy 4X4 SUVs are flat towable, but beware, look in the Owners manual to be sure.

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My how things change in RV life. Decided on Ford Fiesta with manual tranny and it has served us well for three years and 30,000 towing miles. But then we bought a resort site in ATV country. Problem - can't tow trailer with ATV using Fiesta. So looking for ideas for new toad. Wanted: low cost, light weight, four down and capacity to tow trailer with ATV.
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