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Old 03-04-2008, 06:56 PM   #1
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Well I guess I will have to find a toad I can tow with 4 wheels down.Does anyone know of a web site I can go to that has a list different mfg. that list cars that can be towed....Thanks
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Well I guess I will have to find a toad I can tow with 4 wheels down.Does anyone know of a web site I can go to that has a list different mfg. that list cars that can be towed....Thanks
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Old 03-04-2008, 07:04 PM   #3
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Old 03-04-2008, 07:11 PM   #4
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Thanks JRP I have that Guide, but I was wondering if thre was a web site that might give more to choose from
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VACMAN,
Motorhome has a good list as does www.fmca.com. Or try www.Remco.com

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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by VACMAN:
Thanks JRP I have that Guide, but I was wondering if thre was a web site that might give more to choose from </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
VACMAN, welcome to iRV2.

Generally, both FMCA and Motorhome Magazine list all the vehicles that can be towed without significant modification and that are approved by the manufacturer for flat towing. Occasionally, a new model that is towable will come out after the lists are published, but that is the exception. There are other vehicles that can be towed that either are not officially approved by the manufacturer or that modifications such as lube pumps and drive line disconnects are required. Remco will be able to help with lube pumps and disconnects.

Many front wheel drive vehicles that can't be flat towed can be towed on a dolly, which will keep the drive wheels raised. A flat bed or enclosed trailer is another option, but make sure your motorhome and hitch have the capacity to tow the extra weight.
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Hi VACMAN,
Welcome to iRV2. I look at toads a bit differently. I keep my vehicles for 10-12 years minimum. This means the vehicle must first meet my needs as a stand alone vehicle. Only then will I check to see how I would tow it. My signature indicates I tow with both a dolly and four down. There are so many different ways one can tow, for me, it is a secondary consideration to how the vehicle meets my needs.

To see if the manufacturer allows towing, check the owners manual. This is the only place you will find the information, in writing.

The hardest part, for me, is determining my needs. Looking forward, in time, is not the easiest thing to do. However, one determined, the vehicle choices that match just seem to surface to the top of the selection list. The choice becomes much easier to make.
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Gary's advice is very good. I, like him tow two different vehicles (depends on where I am going and what I need the toad for). The Ford Focus is a standard shift and goes 4 down and the Ford Free Style is a front wheel drive automatic cross over and it goes on a dolly. Your personal needs should dictate which direction you go.
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We also keep stuff for years and tow as a FROG either a 2000 Suburban or an 04 Mustang. Both are factory approved to tow with no additional modifications.
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There's not a lot of info published about the Ford Edge but it is towable 4-down. I always check the Owner's Manual for the specific details, which can sometimes be a bit involved. From that we decided an Edge was what would serve us well and is easy to get going with. No fuses to pull, no special time limits, etc.
It's a hook & go deal, which I like.
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