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Old 02-09-2013, 04:39 PM   #71
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This might be the one...I'll know for sure on Monday when I drive over to Ontario, CA to buy it...

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Old 02-09-2013, 08:24 PM   #72
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Or maybe this one...

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Old 02-09-2013, 08:26 PM   #73
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Perhaps my wife will prefer we get this...
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Old 02-10-2013, 05:20 AM   #75
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Those are all nice! Tough choice...the CRV would get the best mileage by a long shot...I think we will get a Grand Cherokee if the DW's 4 Runner ever wears out...until then I will tow the Chevy Tracker...or my 2500 Chevy when we want to take the golf cart...
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Old 02-10-2013, 06:19 AM   #76
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Just about anything would look good behind a Zephyr...and you know what they say....you ain't lackin if you're Cadillacin...
I tow my 2000 Tracker, obviously without the trailer. It looks like a peanut behind the Zephyr. The Tracker is dependable, doesn't rack up miles, is easy to setup and tow. 4WD auto. Paid $6700 for it 5 years ago, still going strong. When it dies, I will look for another one, however Chev stopped making them between 2006 and 2007, so that will be what I look for.
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Old 02-12-2013, 06:45 AM   #77
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I believe our search for a Toad is over...and the answer was in front of me the whole time. Considering the cost of a new Jeep/Honda or whatever else, we've decided to use the drive shaft disconnect offered by Southwest Drive Lines of Yuma.

The total cost of setting up the FJ Cruiser is around 5-6k which would include the drive shaft disconnect, Blue Ox Base Plate, Tow Bar and accessories. Included in my estimate is the SMI Stay-In-Play Duo braking system, wiring, and the other miscellaneous stuff needed to tow a vehicle safely.

$5,000.00 to $6,000.00 dollars is a far cry from the $35,000.00+ I'd have to spend for a new car and set it up for towing.
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Old 02-15-2013, 07:17 AM   #78
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I thought I was done, and that I would set up my FJ Cruiser as a toad and move on with my RVing adventure...NOPE! After doing a lot more research I am convinced that the FJ will more than likely develop premature transmission/transfer case problems if used as a toad.

Back to shopping for a toad...
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Old 02-15-2013, 01:53 PM   #79
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Just looked at the Chevy Spark ...flat tow with manual trans 2336# ..$14000 brand new
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That remco.com site is just about worthless getting info on the little 4x4s like the Sidekick, Tracker and Samurai.
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Old 02-15-2013, 03:25 PM   #81
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Try tow dinghy.com...you can look at year to year pubs...a couple of years are missing...trackers can be towed 4 down as long as they are 4WD...that way you can shift transfer case to neutral...my 98 tracker manual also requires manual locking hubs instead of auto locking hubs...not a big deal to change out..
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That remco.com site is just about worthless getting info on the little 4x4s like the Sidekick, Tracker and Samurai.
Call them. They were the experts we turned to for the latest information.
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Old 02-21-2013, 10:11 AM   #83
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We have gone full circle and back again...twice, in our search for a "toad" and we have had yet another change of mind (happy wife, happy life). We will be test driving the 2013 Ford Edge and the 2013 Honda CR-V tomorrow. With any luck we'll have a deal done in the next few days...

I would've thought finding a car to tow behind our motor home would have been an easy and fun task...so far it has been a ton of research trying to find something that is sensible, affordable (), and tow-able .

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Old 02-21-2013, 10:20 AM   #84
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My 2008 CRV is easy to tow and we love it. I dont even know it's behind the MH.
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