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Old 02-28-2016, 03:51 PM   #1
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Tow or not to tow

We are planning our maiden voyage in our new MH. Chicago to Orlando! Since we just got our MH we aren't set up to tow and we're thinking of just winging it and going without a car. Anyone ever go without a tow and just use Uber or cabs to get around? We are moving around so a rental wouldn't work. Just looking for some opinions. Thanks!

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Old 02-28-2016, 04:02 PM   #2
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+1 for our Jeep Wrangler toad.

Other than watching Jeep TV in the camera as we drive, we'd never know it was there. It really simplifies life on the road.

That said, there are specific trips where we just don't need it, as in family functions or events where we are likely to just base out of the RV. But for road trips, especially in the wild, wild west you gotta have wheels.


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Old 02-28-2016, 04:03 PM   #3
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I have done a few week long trips without a tow vehicle. A lot depends on where you stay and what you want to do. In Galveston we were there 4 days so we rented a car, worked out great. In Memphis we stayed at Graceland so we just took a cab to beale street and back. IN Disney we cabbed it to Universal for the park there, parking fees and a rental would have been more than a cab to and from fort wilderness so worked out. We have bikes as well so camping area with trails and close activities can be biked too. Again, depends on what you plan at each stop.
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Old 02-28-2016, 04:03 PM   #4
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I we are just around/close to the house, we sometimes go without. We have never left on a long trip without our TOAD, without it you will be missing a lot (Sightseeing) and will wish you had brought it. Get it tow ready asap! You will be glad you did!
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Don't know the size of your rig and that can make a big difference. We have done both in our 40' and a car sure makes it easier but you can still have a great time without it. Takes some patience to wing it and eats through some cash for all the cab rides but it works. We tried to find RV parks near shopping centers/Walmart and the like once a week to stock up needed items. We found either way works but for us towing a car is better.

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Old 02-28-2016, 04:17 PM   #6
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Tow or not to tow

The 38 Monaco pusher I see in your profile says you won't have an issue towing a Wrangler.
We have "toaded" for 16 years, and would never think of going without it. The cost of a taxi or rental (where available) would pay for your towing setup in a hurry! And if you are not close to town, just the wait time for a taxi would tax your patience.
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Old 02-28-2016, 05:06 PM   #7
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Check the rental companies. A few years ago we went to a few places and didn't want to drive my 4 door 8' bed DRW truck around the cities. I asked at the camp office and had a rental across the street. Rented the car for a couple days then went to another camp ground and did the same.

Last summer my father retired and took a month long trip. They have a 30' class C and did the same thing when they needed a car. Some places will even deliver to the campsite.
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Tow, no doubt.
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Old 02-28-2016, 05:31 PM   #9
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We had only one episode of a broken down motorhome in zip-dot-nuthin Maine....and we never missed a beat. It was towed. We had lodging and meals paid by our roadside assistance plan while we toured around for 3 days with the toad.

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Old 02-28-2016, 05:56 PM   #10
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Was thinking about to tow or not. Decided to buy a 2000 Suzuki Vitara for 3400. Bought a used all terrain falcon tow bar with all accessories for 300.00. Need a supplemental brake system, etc. est. new 1200.00? Got along o.k with out for a couple of years, but thinking this new tow set up,might be o.k. Rented cars a few times. A little inconvenient but not bad. Kind of a toss up but, what the hell, let's give it a whirl.
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Owning a mh since 2001, I towed 95% of times and the 5% not towing, I really missed my toad, so, starting this year, I will tow 100% of times.

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