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Old 09-07-2019, 06:21 PM   #1
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Need Recommendation For Small 4wd

Can you recommend a 4 wheel drive toad, manual tranny fine, small, like jeep size but without all the issues of towing a jeep. Thanks.
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Old 09-07-2019, 06:50 PM   #2
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What’s the budget? New or used? Nissan Xterra manual comes to mind.
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Iíll throw the whatís wrong with the Jeep out there. Iíll assume you are talking about the Wrangler two door. They are a great toad. Millions of miles of them being towed behind motor homes. Probably the most popular choice along with the Honda CRV which is no longer flat towable. Iíve towed the following vehicles, Jeep, Nissan Juke, Ford Edge, GMC Acadia, VW Beetle, and I know I am forgetting one or two more and now back to the Jeep. Of all those, it is my favorite. Easy to hook up and tow. The vehicle gives you options whether to go to get groceries or take it out on trails or down the beach. Not rock climbing as I have kept the suspension stock. Guess what I am saying is donít rule out a great vehicle
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Honda CRV AWD model year 2014 or earlier...2015 and on cannot be towed four down.
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Jeep would be nice but I thought they had a death wobble or something? Budget isn't really a big deal, something not Mercedes.
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Just traded my '14 CR-V for a '14 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited. Newer one MAY have a death wobble older ones already came with a steering stabilizer.
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Honda CRV AWD model year 2014 or earlier...2015 and on cannot be towed four down.
The '14 front wheel drive is also towable four down with no trouble.
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Chevy or Geo Trackers are the best for starters ,I bought a 97 all rigged up for towing for $1500 used it one trip. sold it for $3500 I didn't like the length ,got bugered up few times. had to unhook it and drive it to better spot and hook up again. we decided were selling the coach and going back to shorter class c that we can park easier. no toad needed.
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Jeep would be nice but I thought they had a death wobble or something? Budget isn't really a big deal, something not Mercedes.


The Wrangler is not known for the death wobble. It has been noted in them but with further investigation it was due to worn parts or incorrect installation of lift kits and steering mods which changed the dynamics of the front end. The Wranglers are a safe and basically a worry free toad. There are a lot of reports on death wobble across all the manufacturers. I am prejudiced towards Jeeps, my tow is a 2018 Wrangler Sport 2 door soft top. So take my advice with a grain of salt.

Do your research into Tow vehicles like your doing now but do it throughly.
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Need Recommendation For Small 4wd

Towed my JLU RUBICON for 6400 miles without any problems. Easy hook up, tracks straight and doesnít appear to be any unusual tire wear. Never thought that I would buy a Wrangler as a daily driver but really like this vehicle.
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DD recently returned her Jeep manual trans after it sat for 6 months at the dealer with a bad tranny. Yea, Jeep bought it back. Manual trans are hard to find and even harder to get parts for. Older Jeep manuals are probably OK, but avoid new ones like the plague. They have a much worse than average repair history.
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"like jeep size but without all the issues of towing a jeep"


Issues?

I've towed a 2006 Wrangler (TJ) with 4" lift, no issues.
Now tow a 2015 Wrangler (JK) stock, no issues.

Very easy to setup and tow.

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I flat tow a GMC Canyon 4x4 with no problem
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