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Old 10-08-2007, 04:30 PM   #1
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What vehicles are considered the easiest to get ready to tow? Discounting the actual hookup, which SUV-type vehicles take the least time to put into neutral, etc.

We currently tow an '04 Chev Trailblazer XT. Requires a multi-step process to put the transfer case into neutral. Next, I have to raise the hood, open the fuse block and remove two fuses. Have to repeat the whole process to drive away.

What vehicles are easier-especially eliminating the fuse removal step?

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Old 10-08-2007, 04:30 PM   #2
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What vehicles are considered the easiest to get ready to tow? Discounting the actual hookup, which SUV-type vehicles take the least time to put into neutral, etc.

We currently tow an '04 Chev Trailblazer XT. Requires a multi-step process to put the transfer case into neutral. Next, I have to raise the hood, open the fuse block and remove two fuses. Have to repeat the whole process to drive away.

What vehicles are easier-especially eliminating the fuse removal step?

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Old 10-08-2007, 04:39 PM   #3
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I am sure there are easier ones than my Honda CRV, (AWD Automatic) but it is simple enough for me. Start the motor, run it thru all of the gears, idle in neutral for 2 minutes. You can then tow for 8 hours. I usually run it thru the gears and then complete my hook up. I am then ready to go.
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Most of the Jeep 4WD vehicles don't require any fuses to be pulled.

I hear the Ford Edge is also an easy one - no fuses.
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Old 10-08-2007, 08:48 PM   #5
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Jeep Wrangler TJ. Here's how:

1. Hookup the towbar, electrical, & stuff
2. Transfer case in neutral
3. Transmission in Park (auto) or any gear
4. Turn key one click toward start
5. Make sure parking brake is off
6. Go
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Old 10-09-2007, 05:02 AM   #6
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I'm with Wayne. Our 03 Honda Element requires you to crank it, run through the gears, idle for 3 minutes in neutral, turn switch back one notch and tow. Not a lot of work, just remember the sequence and don't use reverse - if you do, you have to idle again in neutral for at least 3 min.
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The 4WD GMC Canyon/Chevy Colorado can be towed with the transfer case in neutral, shift lever in park, and the key removed from the ignition. No fuses need to be pulled.
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Old 10-09-2007, 04:31 PM   #8
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WOW! This thread could go on forever. Easy is a matter of what you are comfortable with. What are you really asking? Pulling fuses? Running the transmission thru a series of steps?
Turning the key on and off? Etc; I personally look for the toad I can pull four down and be comfortable in when I arrive at our destination.
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BBBEEBOP - It's mostly the pulling fuses that is annoying. But you're right, I'm not going to sacrifice comfort, room and ride in a vehicle we drive as a full time car just to avoid the inconvenience when we occasionally tow.
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The "pull a fuse" hassle can be eliminated by adding a switch inline with the fused circuit. It's a straight-forward mod - use a "blown" fuse in the fuse socket and solder a couple wires to the blown fuse terminals. Connect the wires to a switch and a functional fuse of the same amp rating as the original and you have a switch circuit. You can even run the wires into the interior so you don't have to lift the hood.
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