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Old 09-14-2015, 04:42 PM   #1
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Four Down???

What year or model can I just hook up four down with out modifications?
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Old 09-14-2015, 04:54 PM   #2
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None. You will need at least a baseplate and wiring for lights. You need to research which models can be towed 4-down without wasting the transmission. Motorhome magazine publishes an annual guide. The Remco website lists cars that can be towed with or without modifications. Read this forum then decide for yourself.
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Hello homeless-

You could start with the Dinghy Guides at Motorhome Magazine:

Downloadable Dinghy Guides | MotorHome Magazine

When you say "without modifications," do you mean "I don't have to add a supplemental braking system," or "I don't have to pull fuses" or something else?

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I tow a 2008 Buick Enclave Clx . with blue ox base plate and tow bar . Just run in neutral for 5 minutes and remove 1A 50 amp fuse from fuse box under hood very simple. I tried it with out removing fuse kill the battery dead. I always fight the system. Hope this helps.
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We just bought a 2015 Fiat 500 with a stick shift. It is tiny. I put a BlueOx baseplate on it. I used magnetic stick on lights for our initial trip. Simple and quick hook up.

The 500L with a stick will work too.


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If your trying to avoid the purchase of a base plate, the only alternative would be a vehicle with a solid steel bumper thats firmly bolted to the frame.

A straight non-collapsible tow bar can be had for about $100. This could be bolted directly to the bumper of the car (or small truck)
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We just bought a 2015 Fiat 500 with a stick shift. It is tiny. I put a BlueOx baseplate on it. I used magnetic stick on lights for our initial trip. Simple and quick hook up.

The 500L with a stick will work too.


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You can make it seem a little bigger if you do a rear seat delete kit on it. My Fiat 500 Abarth stick shift is my daily driver. LOVE IT. I did the rear seat delete kit and it really makes the hatch back much more usable for storage. As long as you only need 2 passenger seats, it's definitely the way to go!
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