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Old 06-19-2012, 05:03 PM   #1
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What vehicles tow best behind a diesel motorhome?
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Old 06-19-2012, 05:08 PM   #2
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Honda CRVs are popular.
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Old 06-19-2012, 06:00 PM   #3
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We tow a Mazda Miata. Weighs about three pounds wet. Only two seats, but sometimes that is a strength. Real fun car that looks better than an econo box. The CRV is probably the most towed car.
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Old 06-19-2012, 06:14 PM   #4
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from what I have seen the most popular are the CRV'S, Jeep's (Different Models) or small SUV'S (4WD)
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Old 06-19-2012, 06:25 PM   #6
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Depends. What is the tow rating of the coach? We tow a GMC Acadia with our 2012 Discovery 36J. Don't even know it's there...
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Old 06-19-2012, 07:18 PM   #7
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I think ones that are good and broken in work best! The ones with a few door dings and chips in the front paint? The idea of putting a new one back there creeps me right out - especially if I were making payments on it!

After those thoughts, and doing all the homework, I ended up with a CRV as well... Love it.
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Old 06-19-2012, 07:26 PM   #8
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There is no better tow vehicle than a Jeep.
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Old 06-19-2012, 07:34 PM   #9
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We tow a jeep wagner sport
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Old 06-19-2012, 07:34 PM   #10
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The ones with a few door dings and chips in the front paint? The idea of putting a new one back there creeps me right out - especially if I were making payments on it!
Front end damage must be related to the kind of roads driven. We have towed a CR-V since it was new (1st time 2 days after buying) in 2007 (we travel 6-7 months continuous) and do not have ding or dent one in the front. Almost all of our driving is highway, much of it interstate and either that is what makes the difference or we are just incredibly lucky. Of course, we are leaving again in a couple weeks so we will probably get a dent or cracked windshield the first mile, lol.
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Jeep Grand Cherokee. Nice enough for a dinner out but also the guts to go 4 wheeling!
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Front end damage must be related to the kind of roads driven. We have towed a CR-V since it was new (1st time 2 days after buying) in 2007 (we travel 6-7 months continuous) and do not have ding or dent one in the front. Almost all of our driving is highway, much of it interstate and either that is what makes the difference or we are just incredibly lucky. Of course, we are leaving again in a couple weeks so we will probably get a dent or cracked windshield the first mile, lol.
We travel the same generally, and I would have agreed with you prior to our last trip (6 weeks, 5500 miles, from Michigan down to the Gulf, then through the southwest and back along 80). On 2 different occasions we were left with no choice but to traverse sections of road (totaling 50-60 miles?) that were under construction - and were gravel. The first time I thought no big deal. With mud flaps and a solid rear gaurd, there's no way we'll hurt anything. Wrong... when we arrived at our destination there was gravel on the hood, laying on top of the windshield wipers, even on top of the car - and evidence of several new chips in the paint. I would not have wanted to learn that lesson with a new car. The second time I didn't go over 25-30 mph and fared MUCH better I think. There was no gravel on the wiper blades that time!

We had been talking about getting a new one (ours is at about 160k, but still running strong), but that experience changed those thoughts to thinking another nice clean used one.
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