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Old 04-22-2015, 08:57 PM   #1
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Looking for a toad

I am finally in the position to be able to buy a tow behind vehicle. My car now can not be towed. I am looking for a flat tow. I have a 28ft motorhome, and would love to have a vehicle to do day trips after I park the rig.Can any of you give me some ideas? Thanks in advance.

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Old 04-22-2015, 09:05 PM   #2
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we tow a saturn easy hook up put in n and go

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Old 04-22-2015, 09:06 PM   #3
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Almost any 4 wheel drive jeep is a easy choice. Make sure the transfer case has a neutral position.

Other makes are towable, but you really need to check their manual.

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Old 04-22-2015, 09:11 PM   #4
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You might want to look through the Motorhome Dinghy Towing Guide for vehicles that can be towed. Downloadable Dinghy Guides | MotorHome Magazine
Don't take the word of a car salesman, check in the owner's manual for tow-ability.
When you find a car, before purchase check that a base plate is available for that make and model of auto.

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Old 04-22-2015, 09:16 PM   #5
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We have a Toyota Yaris and we do not love it. It is light weight (2300 lbs) and gets 36 mpg but it is somewhat underpowered and rough riding with cheap interior. If you pull a Toyota 4 down it has to be a manual transmission.

We were originally looking at a Honda Fit (2014 and older can be towed 4 down with an automatic transmission) but could not find one that suited us at the time. I wish we would have held out for the FIT.

A lot of people love their Jeeps. They are a little heavier than the Yaris or Fit and the gas milage is not as good, but the Liberty seems like a convenient vehicle and is supposed to be tow friendly.

Good luck with your search.
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try a certified used FordFiesta(FordDealership)...
most newer models are 4-down towable, or certainly able to be be dollyed, since it's a front-wheel drive automatic 4cly 6spd and gets about 30-40mpg, and only weighs about 2,500lbs - very easy on the RV
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I believe all the small Fords (Fiesta, Focus, Escape) are towable 4 down with some simple setups. Check the owners manuals that you can find on line.
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We have a Honda CRV it tows like a dream.
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[QUOTE=Abclipper;2524850]We have a Honda CRV it tows like a dream.[/QUO


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