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Old 05-24-2011, 11:00 AM   #1
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Need new toad?

My teenage driver totaled the '03 XL-7 toad and I need suggestions on another. I'm hoping to get close to $7k from insurance and need to pull 4-down behind the W-22 gasser.
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Old 05-24-2011, 02:03 PM   #2
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Try a Subaru 5 speed. A great tow vehicle and when it's unhooked, it'll go anywhere
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Great idea, however the women in the house have no desire or patience to learn to "drive a stick".
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Old 05-24-2011, 03:07 PM   #4
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Of course check the Remco site to be sure, but my experience is that most Chevrolet models can be towed without a transmission disconnect. You do have to either pull fuses or put in a fused switch on many of them.
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Great idea, however the women in the house have no desire or patience to learn to "drive a stick".
I got tired of shifting too. That's why I purchased my Jeep. Takes about 30 seconds to set up to tow. It was spendy but what a ride!!

Go to the FMCA website. There is info there on vehicles that can be towed 4 down
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Honda CR-V--Bullet proof, silky smooth trans and engine, lots of room, weighs about 3400 pounds, tow easily, you need to run through the gears before towing, it's a snap, consumers best buy years in a row, six air bags, safe, economical, not bad looking either----little more road noise than some prefer---ours is an 04 got it new, 80,000 miles driving and about 25,000 towing and she does not show the wear.
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Honda CR-V--Bullet proof, silky smooth trans and engine, lots of room, weighs about 3400 pounds, tow easily, you need to run through the gears before towing, it's a snap, consumers best buy years in a row, six air bags, safe, economical, not bad looking either----little more road noise than some prefer---ours is an 04 got it new, 80,000 miles driving and about 25,000 towing and she does not show the wear.
Can't go wrong with a CRV. One of the few vehicles that tells you what to do regarding towing behind a MH in the owner's manual.
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Recent model Chevy Equinox is similar to the XL7 (indeed, the new XL7 is an equinox in Suzuki trim) and a nice small SUV. And I second the recommendations of the CRV and the Liberty.
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Whatever you decide on make sure it is uncool so your teenage driver won't want to drive it.

Chevy Cruz, HHR, Equinox can be towed 4 down. You only have to remove 1 fuse.

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Thanks for all the feedback. I've had the Liberty, Suzuki, and now I found a really nice '02 CRV EX-L for less than $8K. Time to order the baseplate and get back on the road!
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A Chev Cobalt makes a good toad. It weighs about 2805 lbs. Hook up, put in neutral, pull one fuse, unlock steering, and off you go.

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