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Old 01-23-2014, 08:28 AM   #1
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Newbie RVer considering purchasing 2014 6 speed man trans Subaru Forrester. Does anyone tow similar vehicle? How does is tow?

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Old 01-23-2014, 08:41 AM   #2
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Good luck with your search.

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Old 01-23-2014, 09:26 AM   #3
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Can't answer your question but Welcome to IRV2!

Good luck, happy trails, and God bless!
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Old 01-23-2014, 09:41 AM   #4
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FMCA states that 2014 Suburu Forester manual is towable wheels down. Eddie Elk.
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Old 01-23-2014, 10:14 AM   #5
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We have a 2010 Subaru Forester, but it has an auto trans. so we don't use it as a Toad. We love it, but mileage could be better. I've talked to many folks with Subaru Toads and they love them. When my VW diesel gives up the ghost I'm looking towards a Subaru Toad.

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Old 01-23-2014, 10:29 AM   #6
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I'd get look at the Subaru Crosstrek XV 5 speed manual. Lighter, more off-road capable, better mileage, almost as much interior space, more fun to drive.
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Old 01-23-2014, 06:06 PM   #8
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We've towed our 2013 Subaru Outback from Montana to Dallas to Quebec to Dallas to Los Angeles
Beautiful car. Not a single problem.
It is only used while we are in the States. It has 6000 miles on the clock but travelled closer to 20000 miles.
Just about to get its first service at 18 months
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Old 01-23-2014, 06:13 PM   #9
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I towed an '04 Forester 5 speed manual lots of miles. Should have bought another one.
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Old 01-23-2014, 06:19 PM   #10
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I am on Subaru #14, we have and nothing but since 1977 #13 made it to 300,000. My 3.6L H6 got 27MPG on a 1400 trip at 70 to 80 mph. We tow a large teardrop trailer with it.
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We have been towing our Forester for 6 years now without any problems. All manual Subaru's are flat towable so you have lots of choices. None of my local dealers have manual models in stock so you may have to order one.
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have towed manual outback for 3 years lots of miles no problems--Ok one minor problem- when you disconnect the toad from the motorhome make sure the parking brake is set. it scares the people around you.
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Old 01-24-2014, 08:23 AM   #13
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We have 90,000 tow miles on ours.
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01 Forester. Has Air Force One brake system. Manual tranny. Tows like it isn't there. Love it. Would do it again.
Good luck and safe travels!

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