RV Trip Planning Discussions

Go Back   iRV2 Forums > MOTORHOME FORUMS > Toads and Motorhome Related Towing
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 07-13-2019, 11:46 PM   #1
Junior Member
Join Date: Jul 2019
Posts: 11
Toad, questions Suzuki Vitara

What are your thoughts of a 2006 Suzuki Grand Vitara as a toad. I'm not sure how much we will be towing and I don't want to spend a large amount on a toad to find out that we don't use it. I have found this Suzuki Vitara with low miles and good shape for its age at a reasonable price. Is this vehicle a tow vehicle?

I would like a Jeep Wrangler but the price is considerably more so

MorrieC is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 07-14-2019, 05:20 AM   #2
Senior Member
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Bamber Lake
Posts: 422
Suzuki is a great toad we have had a few models over the years and have been using a XL7 since 2005 with 2 cross country trips and unknown number of Florida runs from NJ under it's belt without a problem. I think the only requirement would be 4 wheel drive with a transfer case with a neutral position. Read the owners manual to make sure.

RayJr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-14-2019, 04:15 PM   #3
Decrepit Forum Advocate

Join Date: Jul 2003
Posts: 1,839
Welcome to the forum.

The Grand Vitaras in the 2005 to 2009 range were very well rated ...believe it or not as some Suzukis have not had a good reputation. The Grand Vitara has in that age range has very good crash test ratings (--go HERE) and has relatively good reliability ratings. It will be made in Japan --a plus, IMO. It's also a very good-looking vehicle. It has very good reviews on Edmunds --go HERE and cars.com --go HERE

RayJr is correct, to be flat towed, it must be a model with "4WD with a transfer switch" ...go HERE for the page of the manual from the '06-'12 that explains the procedure for "recreational towing."

They were "officially approved" for 4-down recreational towing by Suzuki so would be listed in the "dinghy towing guides" that were published back then --go HERE for the 2006 Motorhome Magazine dinghy towing guide ...see page 28 but as you will notice, a Grand Vitara is being towed behind a motorhome in the cover illustration!

IMO, it will be an excellent vehicle for a toad.
theroc is offline   Reply With Quote


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
2004 Suzuki Grand Vitara hot oil smell Doug Sage Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 2 11-02-2011 03:58 PM
'07 Suzuki Grand Vitara Brake Squeeking Roaman Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 5 05-03-2011 06:40 PM
07 Suzuki Grand Vitara gonzo Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 2 11-15-2008 07:15 AM
Towing an 07 Suzuki Grand Vitara gerdathome Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 4 12-20-2007 02:09 PM
Suzuki Grand Vitara Boldtning Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 2 01-24-2006 02:40 PM

» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 05:41 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.