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Old 03-21-2014, 10:13 AM   #1
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We have a 37 ft Newmar Kountry Star with the 8.1 gas engine. Not now but sometime in the near future, we will be looking into buying a vehicle that we can flat tow. I was just trying to see if anyone has any input on what's a good tow vehicle. Right now we have a 2011 Altima but I was told we cannot flat tow it because it will damage the CVT transmission. I also have a 2007 Tundra and I read the same thing about it. I cant win so I guess Ill need to find something that is towable.

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Old 03-21-2014, 10:42 AM   #2
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Family Motor Coach ( FMCA ) published an annual list of tow vehicle details.
Remco Industries has a similar list.

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Old 03-21-2014, 10:47 AM   #3
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Several, posts regarding this situation in the " Toads & MH Towing " section of the forums.
Along with links to online info for determining the " towablity "of different vehicles.
Best to decide what you want in a vehicle , seating , off road capable , fuel mileage then look for the info. on if it can be flat towed.
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There is a thread right above this one that has some ideas as well. Search for the one called "I need a toad!"

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We have a Ford Fusion 2012. It is an automatic and Ford said that it was towable. Now it's not. They also said that if it is in the owners manual and you have not received any notification that they changed their minds then they will fix the vehicle if towing it ruins the transmission. Yes you are stuck somewhere for who knows how long getting the car fixed but it is covered.

We didn't want to try it so we bought a 2002 Honda CIVIC stick shift 38 MPG for $4,000. Did about $1,000 in tires and some wheel hubs but it pulls easy and does what we need it to do. Because we don't have much $$ in it I'm not worried about kicking up stones or doing other damage to it. We're not into the matching colors with the MH and the TOAD. Most, but probably not all stick shift vehicles are towable but it's always good to see it being towed by somebody else before buying.

Remco is the name of the company that builds pumps for vehicles that can't be towed. They have a list of towables as well. They have been contracted to build a pump system for the Fusion but it will only be sold through the dealer. That will be expensive.

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I have a 2007 Chevy Tahoe. it is not recommended for flat towing for the same reasons you quoted. I had a Drive Shaft disconnect installed. It tows fine and I did not have to go to the expense of buying another vehicle. I am very happy with my decision to install the disconnect system.
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I have pulled a Honda Accord and now a Honda CRV. Not a thing to do.
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I just bought a 2014 Honda Crv for that same reason
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Your asking us what type of car will fit your needs - the honest answer is we don't have a clue since we don't know how you will use it. With that being said you can towable vehicles in all categories from trucks, to SUV's to Sedan's to Compacts, etc. So it's best if you decide what you want and then look at the choices available to you.
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X2 That being said we tow a go-cart aka fun to drive Mini Supercharged Cooper. deSanford
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Thanks for the suggestions.

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