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Old 06-19-2012, 06:30 PM   #15
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Originally Posted by VanDiemen23 View Post
I can think of a couple cheap and highly versatile toads. For those that don't mind it a little rough, air cooled VW beatles and things are light, dependable, and can be fixed by just about anybody. They also have high ground clearance and when baha'd out, can go almost anywhere you can go in a jeep that doesn't require a winch. Forget fancy tow bar setups, just use an a-frame with the appropriate coupler. NO AC though!

For folks that need A/C, the first and second generation VW Rabbitt/Golf is pretty hard to beat. Again, really light and extremely dependable.

One nice thing about an old toad is you aren't heartbroken when it gets road rash.
First bold: First time you're trying to hook that thing up by yourself w/no guidance, or disconnect it while it pushing or pulling against you - you will wish you had one that's able to release the tension on both arms. Preferably one that stores the arms on the motor home side so you don't have to look at/deal with them when driving the toad.

Second bold, I couldn't agree more! Well broken in but reliable makes the PERFECT toad! You won't notice the extra rash here and there collected while being pulled behind the motor home.

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Old 06-19-2012, 07:05 PM   #16
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I tow an 09 chevy hhr. Best toad I ever had. Just hook up, turn ign on, turn off fuse switch with trans in neutral and tow, no fiddling with the trans every so many miles, no limit on miles.

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Old 10-24-2012, 07:31 PM   #18
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I towed a '97 Jeep GC with full time 4WD for years four down. Now towing our '05 Honda Ody on a dolly since Honda changed their mind on towing it four down.
Will probably get a CR-V AWD next. It's not a good off road vehicle like a Jeep, but I want the AWD for safer wet/snowy/icy conditions. I just wish Honda would put the V-6 in it like the Ody has. It shuts down 3 cyl under light load conditions (up to at least 70 mph). The new Ody's do it differently though.
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Old 10-25-2012, 04:33 AM   #19
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Originally Posted by baraff View Post
Check out Motorhome Magazine's towing guide, probably the best reference.
Dinghy Guides | MotorHome Magazine
We have a 2012 Subaru Impreza, Manual AWD, haven't set it up yet for towing but will soon.
I just stumbled upon this one whilst looking at cars for sale, it gave me the answers I was looking for...


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Old 11-13-2012, 04:22 PM   #20
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I towed an 04 Odyssey for over 30K miles. Now have a 2012 Explorer set up to tow. Both easy set up w/Trans in Neutral and go. Just follow Mfgr Shift Patterns.
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Old 11-18-2012, 06:39 AM   #21
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Wrangler. 4 down. Xfer case in N, trans in P, lock and go. And then go off-road to see what regular tourists do not.
Just sayin....

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