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Old 07-10-2007, 11:51 AM   #15
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">My question is this, is there any vehicle that can be towed with all 4 on the ground that does not rack up mile when being towed? If not, is there a way to get around racking up miles during towing without putting the tow on some kind of dolly? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

JEEP! Disengaging the transfercase stops the transmission from turning, so no milage adds to the odometer!
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">I am also in the market for a vehicle to tow. My question is this, is there any vehicle that can be towed with all 4 on the ground that does not rack up mile when being towed? If not, is there a way to get around racking up miles during towing without putting the tow on some kind of dolly? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Most if not all 4WD vehicles will not rack up mileage for the reasons posted above.
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I was negotiating to buy a Ford Explorer 4 WD to tow. I was talking to the salesman, the manager and the head mechanic and none could answer my question about not racking up miles while towing. Ford require that you install a Neutral Tow Kit before towing with all 4 wheels on the ground. They called Ford and even with the Tow Kit they said there is no way to prevent miles from rack up while towing. Of course it wouldn't be the first time Ford was wrong
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I don't believe the Explorer racks up miles.

We have some members towing Explorers, and hopefully one will soon confirm or deny this.
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">We have some members towing Explorers, and hopefully one will soon confirm or deny this. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

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We tow either a CR-V or a Chevy Silverado. Both pull great, hook up easy and neither powers up the odometer.
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Bill W. has a good option, the Suzuki Grand Vitara. Nice vehicle and I had a Suzuki many years back (a Swift) and it ran for ever. I think when we traded her in, she had 150,000 miles on it.

My '06 4x4 Frontier racks up mileage and it's been approved by Nissan for all 4 down. How do I prevent the mileage from accumulating?


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My 2004 CR-V has been a dream to tow - and it is a great vehicle for us in general purpose use as well. Comfortable, reasonable gas mileage, easy on tires -- and no maintenance other than LOF in 32,000 miles. The odometer does not count towed miles - I think any recent model with the electronic odomoter does not rack them up. I can't speak for 2007 models and what the owners manual might say, but that would be my guide. I think you will get different answers at Honda depending on who you talk to on any given day.
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We tow a 2005 CR-V, 4 down and no miles rack up, with a roadmaster all terrain hitch, no problems, had Camping World install it with Evenbrake in default settings. I tried changing them once and the toad braked too much, went back to default and everything is great. We also had the Roadmaster Guardian installed to protect the toad, with the storage on the hitch.
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