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Old 04-28-2013, 03:44 PM   #113
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We are towing a 2012 Ford F150. It is towable 4 wheels down, still have a truck for firewood (not hogging up the motor home) and have the truck for home! Works for us.

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Old 05-07-2013, 12:36 PM   #114
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I haven't read every post on this thread, so I may be repeating something already said, but I towed an '05 Chevy Colorado crew cab 4X4. It weighs just under 4,000# as I recall. Very nice tow vehicle. I say "towed" (past tense) because I just last week had a guy run through a 4 way stop and total it. I'm shopping for a toad now, too.

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Old 07-20-2013, 09:28 AM   #115
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SRX Decision

Rdostal and others,
Great feedback and appreciate the decision process on the SRX. We're almost there too, checking the Costco process as you recommended.
Can I ask, what other towing equip decisions do you recommend? tow bar, braking, etc.?

Didn't know this decision process was going to be so much fun. Months on the coach, months on the toad and equip. This forum has been a great help. Appreciate the advice so freely given.

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Old 07-21-2013, 04:09 AM   #116
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I have been happy w/ roadmaster tow bar, plates and RVi Braking system on my present Toad. (2012 Explorer) This is my 2nd toad and I have been towing over 40K miles with my Roadmaster Falcon II tow bar and it still performs like new!
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Old 07-22-2013, 10:01 AM   #117
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Put us in the dual purpose vehicle camp. We pull an 07' Jeep Rubicon. Great all around vehicle and really good off road. The old mining roads around Ouray, Silverton, Telluride, CO should not be missed. 4 wheel drive only though. I shopped new and used and found ours with the Blue Ox base plate already on it and he through in the Blue Ox tow bar with all the accessories. Now I have two complete set ups. Ours is the hardtop (much quieter than a soft top) and we've driven it on road trips a couple of times. We were parked in Ouray CO and had to make a quick trip to a funeral in Southern New Mexico. Drove the toad down and back, about a 14 hour drive each way. Not as nice a ride as a Cadillac but not bad either. DW was surprised at how well it rode. Get what works for you.
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Old 07-22-2013, 10:18 AM   #118
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We had a look at a Jeep Liberty at the used lot which was already configured as a toad. The mechanic said the dealership normally removes and throws away towing gear when a toad comes in because they don't want to take responsibility for its integrity.

He also expressed concern about mismatching towing gear. He stated that the towing gear had to be matched to the RV. Intuitively, it would seem that if the gear is suitably specified for the toad, it should not matter if it is being towed by a pick-up, a class C , or a Class A. Am I oversimplifying and missing something?
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Old 07-22-2013, 10:34 AM   #119
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SRX as a toad

Great feedback on the SRX. Maybe a dumb question, but does the SRX odometer "count" the miles while being towed? How do other toads' odometers work while being towed?
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Old 07-22-2013, 11:45 AM   #120
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I tow a Tracker. Stick the transfer case in neutral, the tranny in park the key in the ignition and away we go. I have towed it for 4 years without a lick of trouble. It drives great and about 28 MPG. When it dies I will look for another one.
I towed one for about 3 years with great results but be aware that they do not hold too well with a head on impact with a tree. my DW can testify to that
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Old 07-29-2013, 08:09 PM   #121
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We just completed our first trip towing a Ford C-Max. Manual says it is towable but one thing we ran across was people talking about the battery running down on longer tows. So I bought the LSL toad charger and installed it. No problems with the toad or the battery and it's not a bad car at all. Admittedly one trip is not much but it went well.

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