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Old 03-02-2016, 12:12 PM   #1
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We are just buying a motor home and trying to figure out what would make a good dinghy. We wanted a CRV but apparently after 2013 they cannot be flat towed. We are really leaning toward a Cherokee but I've also read that the Ford Fusion can be towed. Anyone with any ideas out there about good Dinghys?
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Old 03-02-2016, 12:18 PM   #2
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Google "dinghy tow 2015" (or whatever year you want) and download the pdf you'll find. There are a lot of options, and what matters most is what you'll enjoy driving when its not attached to the motorhome.

Maybe a Nissan 370Z? Subaru WRX STI? Dodge Challenger Hellcat? Fiat 500? (Wait, how'd that list one get in there...)
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We are just buying a motor home and trying to figure out what would make a good dinghy. We wanted a CRV but apparently after 2013 they cannot be flat towed. We are really leaning toward a Cherokee but I've also read that the Ford Fusion can be towed. Anyone with any ideas out there about good Dinghys?
Actually, the CRV is towable up to and including the 2014 model year. The 2015 is not towable.
Cannot offer a lot on others but but Jeep is very popular.
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A lot depends on how you plan to use it. If you want to get out and explore with it, when RVing, then look to a four wheel drive. The Jeep Wrangler can make a good fit, it tows easily, and is versatile.

Good luck making your choice.

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We are just buying a motor home and trying to figure out what would make a good dinghy. We wanted a CRV but apparently after 2013 they cannot be flat towed. We are really leaning toward a Cherokee but I've also read that the Ford Fusion can be towed. Anyone with any ideas out there about good Dinghys?
Here are a few ideas:
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The wife really wanted a CRV, she loves the looks of them and we recently tried a really pretty low milage 2014 EX-L model, their highest trim level and she could absolutely not get comfortable with the passenger seat so we scrubbed the Honda. We started looking at Chevy Equinox and Ford Edge. The Equinox was very ho hum and tolerable but not really comfortable. The Edge was a little better but no good used ones and we didn't want to fork out for a new one. But while at a Ford dealer we saw a 13 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited. The wife started out in the passenger seat and was in love with it in 10 minutes. Then we switched and she drove it and loved it even more. I have to say, even as a "truck" of sorts, it's the most quiet and comfortable vehicle I've ever ridden in. Our backup plan was towing my 13 Honda Accord on a dolly, but we bought the Jeep 2 weeks ago and I've barely laid eyes on it as I can't get her out of it long enough.

Our Blue Ox base plate came the other day so as soon as we get a 45-50F day here in Maine, she'll have to take the Honda that day so I can get that and the lighting installed.

Towing it is simple.... put the Quadra-Trac II selector in Neutral, shifter in park and hook up and go. No fuses to pull, no requirement to run the engine every so often etc.

So 2 thumbs up for the Cherokee from here. Good luck in your search.
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Yep, Honda ruined our plans with the CR-V change. Will either keep the '05 Ody (just spent $2,700 for new timing belt water pump etc. normal 105,000 mile service) or go to a Jeep GC. Had a '97 that had the Quadra Trac II and it worked just fine as a towed. Did wish it got better mileage though as it had the 5.2 V8 (318 CI)
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Here are some 2013 vehicules that can be towed... from the same source, " www.motorhome.com " there are also 2014 & 2015 but the documents are too large to download on here, sorry.
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