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Old 06-03-2013, 10:46 PM   #1
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Question Convertible Toad

Really in need of a light weight towable 4 down. Really would love a convertible. Any one out there have knowledge of one for sale?

Or, can anyone recommend a convertible that will accept a Remco conversion and do well with it? Can any manual drive be made into a towable, especially older models?


I was looking for old sebrings (04 was recommended from the FMCA towable guides) and can't find any that are not beat to death. Also like the mini coopers....
Any suggestions?
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Old 06-03-2013, 10:48 PM   #2
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jeep wrangler... best convertibles ever.
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Thanks for your quick reply, I love the wranglers, however, wanting something more sports car like.
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Old 06-03-2013, 11:42 PM   #4
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A friend tows a Pontiac Hardtop/Conv. ~2006, no longer made.




I know of several MGBs towed. A lot of sticks can be towed 4 down.
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I've seen Mini's, Fiat 500's, Smart Car, VW Bugs and more being towed.

If there is something you're particularly interested in, a check here can help tell you what will be required to set it up for towing, or if it is even possible.

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I've seen a VW Eos being towed (...FWD, manual transmission only, however). DW really likes those things. Similar to the Pontiac mentioned previously.

But again, VWs, according to some on this forum "can't be towed." Or in other words, the manufacturer does not give explicit permission to tow, just as MINI doesn't either. Fiat 500 and Smart Cars are officially approved in the proper configuration, however.

And, as you'll seen on several other recent threads, some dispute that Remco are the experts at 4-down towing and caution against relying on what they say. I tend to believe Remco but others will say "will Remco pay for any damage done to a vehicle they say is safe to tow?"

You'll have to come to your own decision on who to believe and how much risk you wish to take.

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If a two seater is okay a Mazda Miata would work. Fuel efficient, light(2300-2600lbs depending on the trim), convertible, handles extremely well, very fun to drive. The newer ones are available with a retractible hard top too (2005 and newer).
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If you can find a Toyota Solara Sport model convert with a 5 speed, it can be towed 4 down.
Also available, but even rarer, maybe not so sporty is a 5 speed PT Cruiser.
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Our Mini Cooper Convertible does the trick for us.
2008, manual trans, BlueOx baseplate, etc.

It has plenty of headroom and legroom (a little tight side to side).
It even has a functional back seat (for short distances)
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Our Mini Cooper Convertible does the trick for us.
2008, manual trans, BlueOx baseplate, etc.

It has plenty of headroom and legroom (a little tight side to side).
It even has a functional back seat (for short distances)
Not to be facetious, but once the top is down isn't headroom spacious on all convertibles?
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Most front wheel drive vehicles can be towed with the addition of a tranny lube pump. And the rear drive Mustang convertible can be towed with a drive shaft disconnect from Remco DSC. I think the Camaro conveertible too. Some front drive models that had convertibles include: Sebrings of any year and the 200 follow-on, Pontiac G6, Mustangs Toyota Solara, Mitsubishi Eclipse.
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Here you go

you need this as you convertible Toad or use it to tow your MH and its for sale


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