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Old 06-25-2016, 05:52 PM   #1
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TOAD suggestions

I am ready to purchase my first TOAD. I'm looking for suggestions as to what to buy. I would prefer an all-wheel drive. Also, this will be my only car whether home or on the road. Any suggestions are greatly appreciated.

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Old 06-25-2016, 06:18 PM   #2
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Get one that you can tow 4 wheel down without add-ons. Many Jeeps & pre 2014 Hondas fall into that category. Avoid dollies and trailers. Check vehicle's owners manual to double check anything salesperson says about tow-ability.

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Old 06-25-2016, 06:27 PM   #3
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If you are a Chevy fan, an Equinox may fit the bill. Although not all wheel drive our Chvy Sonic does quite nicely.
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Old 06-25-2016, 06:51 PM   #5
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Toad suggestions

Just purchased a 2016 Jeep Cherokee Overland with active drive II transmission. Tows well, highly recommend the Jeep line though all are not towable all 4 down., had 2010 Wrangler unlimited.

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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.
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Check out the Subaru's with manual transmissions.

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MotorHome Dinghy Guide

I recommend you start here:

Downloadable Dinghy Guides | MotorHome Magazine

That way you will know exactly what you have to do with the various vehicles to make them towable. For instance, the Equinox has you remove fuse 32. Unfortunately this review does not tell you you must put the Equinox in Neutral to tow (in the owners manual), but at least you can see the basics. It's especially helpful with the various models of Jeep if you are considering that path.

Additionally, there is good info on baseplates, tow bars, and aux brakes.

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Ditto on not believing the salesman. Was close to buying a certain Ford Edge and insisted on seeing the manual. Found we couldn't toed that one but could a different Edge. No problems with it and love the car.
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We love our 2013 Honda CRV AWD!

Just remember that you can't tow the CRV 4-wheels down after 2014!
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Saturn Vue or Chevy Captiva. Basically both are the same vehicle, the Vue became the Captiva in 2011 after Saturn ceased to be made.
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