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Old 03-16-2014, 08:07 AM   #1
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I need a toad!

I need a small SUV for a toad to tow behind our gas RV.

Needs to be a good daily driver too.

Had to sell my 2004 GMC Envoy because it weighed to much for my RV. Would like something similar to it that weighs less then 4k.

Needs to be in the 6K range. Any ideas?
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Old 03-16-2014, 08:18 AM   #2
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Honda CRV, about 3800 lbs.
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Old 03-16-2014, 08:26 AM   #3
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I agree with Selah. We bought a 2012 CR-V shortly after buying the Allegro RED, and have towed it over 8500 miles, plus driven it another 18000+ without any problem. We just had the trans fluid changed early due to a planned long trip in a couple of months, but otherwise have only had the prescribed service done.
You see a lot of CR-Vs being towed behind motor homes for a good reason.
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Old 03-16-2014, 08:40 AM   #4
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I am towing a Honda fit behind my gas motor home it is pretty inexpensive, very roomy and it is much lighter than the CRV I like it, can't tell its back there when towing.
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Got'ta speak up for the KIA SOUL. 2700 pounds, true 5 passenger, lots of shoulder room and head room, high roof line allows easy in and out. A new basic model (that is actually pretty loaded as is) can be out the door for about $16K, got mine for $15+ out the door.
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Old 03-16-2014, 09:45 AM   #7
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Chevy Captiva, probably the smallest suv GM makes. We like ours a lot. 3700lbs, 4 wheel drive, auto transmission, certified flat towable by GM, dealers nearby wherever you are if you should ever need one.
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Old 03-16-2014, 09:59 AM   #8
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Actually, I think the Buick Encore is smaller than the Chevy Captiva, which is the former Saturn Vue. Not sure if the Encore is towable though. I tow a 2006 Saturn Vue. About 3500 lb since it has plastic body panels.
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Tow my 2014 GMC Terrain behind 27 foot class C with no problems. Easy set up and go. Get aux brake system.
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We tow a 2003 CRV and have been very happy with it.
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What about a Jeep Liberty?
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04 Honda CRV and we use it exactly the way you propose as a daily driver. We bought it new. 100K on the car and 40 K towing miles basically trouble free

I put some value in consumer reports and this SUV has been a best buy it's entire model line.
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Do the CRV's have timing belt that need replaced every 100K?
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I need a small SUV for a toad to tow behind our gas RV.

Needs to be a good daily driver too.

Had to sell my 2004 GMC Envoy because it weighed to much for my RV. Would like something similar to it that weighs less then 4k.

Needs to be in the 6K range. Any ideas?
Can't go wrong with a CRV. As far as the timing belt, that will be someone else's worry at 100k.
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