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Old 07-20-2008, 02:30 PM   #1
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Is there a list of best car's that can be towed
4 down ?? What about a small S10 so you could carry a bike or cart ??

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Best is in the eye of the beholder.

There are a variety of vehicles suitable for towing, depending on your needs.

A S10 may be towable depending on the drive train.

MOTORHOME MAGAZINE publishes a list each year of vehicles that can be towed without modification.

However REMCO TOWING makes products that enable many vehicles to be towed.

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Old 07-21-2008, 06:44 AM   #3
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REMCO is junk as far as I'm concerned. I had a driveshaft disconect put on our Kia. It worked for 2 days. After complaining to Remco non stop thay told me to take it to Dallas Tx to get it fixed, I was in Knoxville Tn Drove to Dallas and had the Driveshaft King work on it. It lasted 2 days. Everytime I need to connect I have to jack up the car, climb under and re-connect the driveshaft. Wonder piece of crap for a $1000.00.

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Old 07-21-2008, 10:06 AM   #4
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The best 4 down toad today is the Chevy HHR. Due to its ease of towing, economy, comfort, ride and price. Check one out.
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Old 07-21-2008, 02:38 PM   #5
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Wonder piece of crap for a $1000.00. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>Sorry Lee, I've gotten a lot of enjoyment/fun/fuel saving/economy from our five speed stick shift '02 PT Cruiser. Most of the time, we forget it's back there.
It's so easy to connect, especially with Blue Ox and US Gear platform. No brake buddie mess, just plug-in/hook up and blast off. I can hook up from "soup to nuts" in 3 minutes max. Guess the HHR might be as much fun. PT is only 3 thousand pounds to drag around, so Happy trails. DocUSAF
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Old 07-21-2008, 05:49 PM   #6
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Ya know Doc ya just gave me a good idea for a rally game. Who can hook up their toad the fastest.

Gentleman, start yer engines..............
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Old 07-22-2008, 06:06 AM   #7
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Hi All,

Route 66 is 100000% right " Best is in the eye of the beholder" For me it's a Jeep Wrangler on the second one now, and if it was not for a none RV related accident that toatled it, I would still be towing the 95 jeep today! What I like about them besides the easy hook up is being able to take doors and top off ! Makes for a fun sight seeing vehicle, that can go just about anywhere !!!!
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Old 07-22-2008, 06:13 AM   #8
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I have towed a 2004 Infinity Qx56 since 2005 with a Remco installation for over 50,000 miles with no trouble in the USA and Mexico. I believe the installation must be perfect and the training of re-connection must be adequate in order for this to work well. Sometimes it is a daily connect and dis-connect. Sorry to hear of the troubles some have had. We originally trailered the vehicle and Remco was the answer for us.
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I tow a 2004 Toyota 4x4 Tacoma 4 door auto trans. Remco and US Gear brake. I put 2 two dual sport motorcycles in the truck also. I have towed this combo over 10,000 miles with no problem. We have taken the truck off road to explore also. Kelly
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Susuki has tue 4X4 products (Vitara and XL7) That are sxcellent tow vehicles. We know!

As stated previously, look at the Motorhome guide for those allowed to be towed without modification.

Contrary to the slam on REMCO they are and have been for years considered the source for towing modifications. They have earned a very good reputation.
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I have towed three Ford Explorers and so far no problems. This one I have now seats 7 so we can go most anywhere and take friends with us. I like just pushing a button for 5 seconds and away we go. The first one I used a Remco disconnect which worked well after I got it adjusted right. The 98 and 04 I just push a button while pushing the brake pedal.
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We tow a 2007 Hyundai Sonata 5 speed and so far have about 14,000 miles towing and another 15,000 miles driving (does not register miles while towing). We are using Roadmaster tow bar and base plates and it works great. Mo prep to tow, just release the brake, place in neutral, key in ACC and off you go.

With our 4 cylinder, we get about 30 mpg overall and have had no problems with the car at all. Works great.

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I'm going to vote for most any year 2004+ - Saturn Vue. They are not at all difficult to see in most large campgrounds by the dozen and there a lot of people that love them.

Another "BIG" favorite that I don't see is this discussion is the Honda CRV.
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Okay - I'll vote for the Scion xA (it's the only toad I've ever had!)

Weight fully loaded is 2,500 lbs. Routinely gets 33 to 34 MPG. Made by Toyota. Cost about $13k new. (In 2008, xA was discontinued and an xD was introduced).

5-speed Scions are towable right off the bat.

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