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Old 06-30-2016, 05:51 AM   #15
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Have a 2011 Ford Edge. Looked at all 4 down towable and liked the edge.
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Can't go wrong with a Honda. They make great daily drivers besides a toad. We're pulling a 2005 AWD CRV. Don't even know it's back there.

Before you run out a purchase a Honda check the tow guide from FMCA or better yet from Honda to be sure the year and model you get is towable 4 down. Honda has been reducing the models they allow to be towed. For 2016 they only support Civic, Fit and HR-V, it is a very limited choice.
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Have a 2011 Ford Edge. Looked at all 4 down towable and liked the edge.
Tom I don't think you can beat the car you have, out of all the toads I have had I liked the 2011 Edge better than any for power, hardly any road noise, comfort and ease of towing and yes we have towed 3 Hondas, 2 Saturns and multi Chevy's.
You will Just need a charge line, espically on long trips.
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We flat pull a 2007 Malibu with our Holiday Rambler Endeavor 38 ft diesel pusher using a Ready Brute Elite tow bar/breaking system. We never know it is there (except I always keep the monitor on) and the breaking system works great. I would like to upgrade to a newer toad but I have been unable to confirm that newer models can be flat towed.
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Jim Bob, are you an FMCA member? Annually they publish a guide that lists what the manufacturers say about the models that will flat tow and it shows if there are restrictions, but you must be a member to access the info online, otherwise you have to get a members magazine.

For 2016, the Malibu is towable 4 down, BUT only the 1.5 liter engine without active shutters and RPO VRI and you have to remove 2 fuses. The maximum towing speed is shown as 65.
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Jeep Wrangler. I had my first jeep toad in 1981.(scrambler)Tried several different thru the years and always return to jeep as you don't even know it's there.
Unmodified. No jacked up stuff.
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we tow a 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee eco diesel with our Winne. Toes great with the Ready Brute towbar and braking system with blue Ox mounting plates and clevis.

Plus it's nice and comfy to drive around wherever we are and gets great MPG!!
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our '14 4cyl FWD Automatic Ford Fiesta is a breeze, just put it in neutral and go - we only added a battery cutoff under the hood. 50,000 miles without any issues.
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my next Toad (I hope they are towable)
I hope they actually make it.
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I think I'd be hard pressed to find a better toad than the 2012 Liberty we're towing now. Doesn't need a thing (other than pushing the button to disengage the transfer case) to be towed 4 down. We picked it up a year ago - fresh in off of lease with 12,072 miles on it. It tows beautifully, it's a comfortable vehicle, the fold down rear seats provides ample room for "stuff", while it's not something I'd want to take "off roading" - the 4 wheel drive does let you get off pavement with a little more confidence. It's only down side is that at 4,200 lbs - it doesn't get the best gas mileage (we typically average a hair over 15 mpg).
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We have run the gamut, from tow dolly to trailer, and now 4 down. Never considered anything else but Jeep. Started out with 2011 Grand Cherokee, now it's a 2014 Eco Diesel. What a vehicle! I'm using a Falcon ll tow bar, Roadmaster force one brake system to stop her. I didn't have the tow bar level on our first trip, and could feel every big dip in the road. I leveled the hitch for the ride home, still could feel it, but not as harsh, other than that, on smooth roads, I have to turn on the rear camera to make sure it's still back there.
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I think I'd be hard pressed to find a better toad than the 2012 Liberty we're towing now. Doesn't need a thing (other than pushing the button to disengage the transfer case) to be towed 4 down. We picked it up a year ago - fresh in off of lease with 12,072 miles on it. It tows beautifully, it's a comfortable vehicle, the fold down rear seats provides ample room for "stuff", while it's not something I'd want to take "off roading" - the 4 wheel drive does let you get off pavement with a little more confidence. It's only down side is that at 4,200 lbs - it doesn't get the best gas mileage (we typically average a hair over 15 mpg).

At 15 that's about double the coach😊
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