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Old 06-16-2016, 07:45 AM   #15
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What about the Ford Escape 2008-2012? Equinox is in my sites too but might want something a little lighter. The Equinox needs to be the 6peed correct?


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Escape AWD is not towable 4 down. Some 2WD with a manual transmission were but you'd have to verify with the owner's manual.
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Escape AWD is not towable 4 down. Some 2WD with a manual transmission were but you'd have to verify with the owner's manual.
Just going by the FMCA towing guide, don't think they made a manual?
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Consider a 2015 or 2016 GMC Canyon or Chevy Colorado. Must be 4WD. Love our Canyon.
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Old 06-16-2016, 07:10 PM   #18
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Want something bigger? Try a Ford Edge or Flex. Put in natural and go!
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Old 06-17-2016, 09:46 AM   #19
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Just going by the FMCA towing guide, don't think they made a manual?
They did on earlier models. I wasn't sure if they did on later ones so I added that to my statement along with the qualifier to check the owner's manual. I had a 2006 Escape limited with AWD and it was definitely NOT towable 4 down.
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Chevy HHR (automatic) is great. you have to install a switch on a fuse or pull a fuse each time you tow to kill fuel system...but the advantage is that when the fuse is pulled, it does not clock mileage on the odometer. Light to pull and has lots of room for its size. I also can pull my 2011 Taurus with automatic.
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A lot of vehicles can be towed 4 down or modified so that you can tow them.
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The 2014 Honda CRV would be a good choice! The 2015 & 2016 can't be towed 4-down!
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Question to all the cr-v users with awd, have you driven on the beach and/or other sandy/muddy roads? How did the cr-v do?

I'm considering a cr-v, we really like driving on beaches and I have a little concern of ground clearance and how good the traction is.

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We previously had a 2005 CRV AWD that I took off-roading in sandy desert washes. It was stock and no airing down of the tires and it did just fine. I haven't taken the 2011 CRV off-road as we have the Rubicon for that!
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We purchased a 2015 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid for the express purpose of towing it. It is a nice luxury car and get 40 + mph around town and 35+ on the highway. The cost was actually less than the Suburban that we had towed previously. The wife likes it better than the Suburban or the Jeep Liberty that we used to tow. A happy wife makes a happy husband. :-)
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We were concerned about driving on the beach and maybe a few mountain roads, we just closed the deal on a new Cherokee 4x4 that can be towed 4 down.

Now to figure out which base plate, tow bar, and brake system. For our first RV there sure is a lot to learn and try to make informed decisions.

Let the fun continue

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I tow a 2014 crv its light. 3800#
I also tow on occasion a 2002 Dakota 4x4 4500# it a lot heavier but easier to set up than the crv.
I will be setting up my 1995 wrangler.
I use the same ready brute elite tow bar for all them.
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Is the Jeep Pilot towable 4 down?
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