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Old 10-14-2013, 09:46 AM   #15
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We use a 2013 Smart ForTwo that we bought used for 12 grand. Works really well for "two" and we tow it on an Aluma (aluminum) tilt bed trailer. Total weight w/trailer is around 2400 lbs. Tows very easily on our Winnebage Adventured gasser.
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Old 10-14-2013, 09:54 AM   #16
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We flat tow a dodge Dakota, use the bed for ATV bikes, canoe. We had towed a wrangler and Saturn all easy to handle.
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Old 10-14-2013, 10:05 AM   #17
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I'll chime in if not too late. I found my toad on the classifieds on this site, I bought 2007 chevrolet malibu, wasn't sure how committed I was to having a toad until first few trips when we were essentially stranded at campground. Not wanting to go into a new vehicle just to drag around, I read and looked, was not in the mood for standard trans, did not want a dolly, and did not want to stop every what-ever hours and start toad and run for however many minutes, etc. Choices were much narrowed. My Malibu was, again, listed on here and ready to go, prior owner had base plate installed, lights wired and also switch wired to fuse that normally has to be pulled. Probably paid a few dollars more than could have for same model, BUT the mods mentioned above would have run into some significant money. So from day one all I have to do, hitch up the Blue-ox bar, attach safety cables, put car in neutral and go. We have this down to a science as we have had to make several "emergency disconnects" to accomplish u-turns for a variety of reasons, another reason I am not interested in dolly! Takes about 2 minutes. Love it.

Look around at the classified ads on here and see what is available.
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Old 10-14-2013, 05:51 PM   #18
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Take a look at Motorhome magazines Dinghy Towing Guide, it will give you a good idea of what is available for flat towing. It won't list all of them but it will list most of them, and gives a good indication of which manufacturers make towables with automatic transmissions and which ones don't.
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Wrangler! Easy towing. High clearance.

Go far from the madding crowd and see more wildlife and scenery than most can even dream of.


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Go far from the madding crowd and see more wildlife and scenery than most can even dream of.


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Our rv has done 3 trips and cars were rented each time. Total cost was around $450 bucks. That's almost 1/2 the cost of a tow dolly, which we are in the process of looking for now. Since we will be towing a Hyundai elantra and dad will be towing a Mini Cooper, both automatics, the most cost effective solution for us is a tow dolly.

I will also say that on these trips we saw mostly CRVs and Jeeps, and the majority of all toads were 4 down.
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Wrangler! Easy towing. High clearance.

Go far from the madding crowd and see more wildlife and scenery than most can even dream of.


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Ha ha ha ha ,,,,, looky there a bunch of Jeeps Jeepin, Life just doesnt get any better than that, by the way, in the second photo the front of that dark red Jeep is mine !!!! Yeeeeeee Haaaaa

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