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Old 07-21-2013, 08:01 PM   #1
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Leased Toad

From the get-go, let me say that I'm not thinking of doing this. So, no name calling or praise for genius thought.
Has anyone heard of or seen someone lease a car and use it for a toad?
An enclosed trailer and any of the sub-compact cars (Smart Car,Fiat 500, Chevrolet Spark,etc). Just one of my random tthoughts.

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Old 07-21-2013, 11:07 PM   #2
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In 2003 I leased a Honda which was my toad for 3 years. At the end of the lease I turned it in with the base plate still installed and had no problems,

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Old 07-22-2013, 04:54 AM   #3
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Thank you HARRYB;
I will file that away for future use.
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Old 07-24-2013, 01:21 PM   #4
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Having been in the car business for 30+ years let me ad a word of caution for anyone thinking of doing this. As Harry B said some leasing companies will allow the modification of the vehicle but many will not. Always check your leasing agreement for terms of usage. I have personally seen several instances where the leasing company had refused to accept the vehicle until it was returned to original configuration. In one instance a leasing company refused the vehicle completely and the owner had to buy out the residual value and then sell the vehicle on his own. Remember when you lease a vehicle you DO NOT own it, the leasing company does.
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Old 07-24-2013, 01:27 PM   #5
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For the cost of the baseplate ($400), installation ($400), tow bar ($800) and brakes ($800), you could buy yourself a nice tow dolly with electric brakes, having made no modifications to the leased vehicle, and have yourself a nice tow dolly tor the next vehicle.

Just my opinion.

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Old 07-24-2013, 03:58 PM   #6
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We towed a leased Jep for three years. I removed the base plate before I turned it in.

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