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Old 02-08-2015, 11:25 AM   #15
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Originally Posted by dennis45 View Post
However, Low Cost and No Hassle are two words that don't quite fit into the RV Vocabulary.

...at least not in the same sentence.

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Old 02-08-2015, 11:28 AM   #16
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Originally Posted by Steeler34 View Post

I am looking for a 1999 to 2009 SUV to flat tow. Not planning on going more than 1000 miles maybe 4 times a year. There are some Izuzu's available, but can't really tell if they are towable. I just want to hook up and go.

If you are a FMCA member go to their Towing Guide web site and look at the different years for the Towing Guides.

Each one will list what brand and models were towable for that year.

Here is their web site.

Towing Guides - towing four wheels down

They go back to 1999.

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Old 02-08-2015, 12:16 PM   #17
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Another vote for the Honda CRV AWD!
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Old 02-20-2015, 11:31 AM   #18
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Towing 2001 Subaru Forester

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2001 Subaru Forester manual. Has room, tows like it isn't there and handles and rides very well.
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Hi BeltoneMagoo! I have a 2001 Subaru Forester manual that I want to tow behind my motor home. I've been looking at the Roadmaster RM-520 towbar and 909-9 base plate. Do you know if this will work on the car?? Getting conflicting info and its getting very confusing! What tow bar and base plate do you use? thanks!
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The Honda CRV would work, Honda certifies it for towing up until model year 2013 or 2014 (can't remember which.) The newer models changed the drive train and it is no longer 4-down towable from what I've heard.

If you need a little a larger SUV the Honda Pilot is also 4-down towable also, but Honda only certified up until the 2006 model year. However, all the models up until the 2013 or 2014 model are towable, Honda just doesn't certify or cover it under warranty. They had too many claims filed because people didn't follow the required step prior to towing.

The specific sequence of steps that must be followed, are not difficult nor time consuming. It just ensures the transmission is lubed before it moves. We have a 2005 Pilot and it has been trouble free so far.
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The FMCA towing guide and Motorhome Dinghy Towing guide suggestions are about the best advice anyone can give or get! They're both great places to start when thinking about towing behind a motorhome.
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Old 02-26-2015, 04:34 PM   #22
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Had a Wrangler, but due to an injury needed something a bit smoother on the dirt roads, so traded for a 2004 Liberty. Simple to tow, and comfy.

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the op looks for an "suv" but wants "low cost" and "hassle free". combining these three on a search sounds like a programming

select [vehicle] from [v. pool]
where type = suv
and cost = low
and hassle = free.

wow, the return? could be 0.

if you remove "type" from the conditions, that opens up a bit. you may also put your rig's size/weight into consideration so to decide how big a toad you want. good luck.
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The only low cost SUV you will find is a CRV. SUVs are Not inexpensive. A 10 year old CRV has plenty of room, and a 10 year old one will be affordable and reliable.
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We've towed our 2007 Saturn Vue for 7 plus years over 20,000 miles without a problem. It is also the DW's daily driver. It now has 130,000 plus driven miles and the towed miles on it, still going strong. Regular routine maintenance is all it has required.

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X2 on Chevy Tracker. Must be 4X4. JEEP is far from economical. J-just, E-empty, E-every, P-pocket.
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Chevy Tracker 2000 is 4 down towable and lightweight
X2 on the Tracker. 1999 - 2004. Mine was $700. auto air 4x4. 2 years good now.
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The only low cost SUV you will find is a CRV. SUVs are Not inexpensive. A 10 year old CRV has plenty of room, and a 10 year old one will be affordable and reliable.
In 2007 I bought a 1998 CRV to tow behind our first MH. It had 70,000 miles on it when I bought it. Towed perfectly and never had any problems with it. Reasonably priced and I got great trade-in value for it a year later. Traded it in on a 2005 CRV and same story. Traded that one in on a new 2011 CRV and same story.

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