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Old 08-01-2012, 12:08 AM   #1
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Towed Car ?

Here I am again picking the brains of some of the most knowlegeable RVers on the Web.

Trying to find that perfect towed car, one that allows my handicapped DW to enter and exit easier than my Toyota pick up.

Was looking at a Chevrolet HHR and although it is a Geezer Mobile it looks like it might be a fit. I normally carry a scooter on the back,but it might not be possible on this rig as the only trailer hitch is one that has an inch and a quarter rather than two inch ball mount. I feel the weight of both scooter and carrier would be a little much.

Asking for opinions on the HHR or suggestions on similars.

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Old 08-01-2012, 04:29 AM   #2
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I have some friends and they have one, the mans wife has issues with getting in and out also and they love it she has no problem with getting in and out. As for the hitch I take it you have a class II

I found this

What Is a Class 2 Towing Hitch? | eHow.com
see if that helps explain weight

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Old 08-01-2012, 08:15 AM   #3
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Honda no longer certifies the Element past 2005, but we still tow our 03. Ms C has to have a handicap scooter and we carry that inside the rear of the element. Simply put the rear seats up. They flatten and then hang on the sides. It has a tremendous amount of room inside. The scooter is not affected by the rain, road debris and buffeting of the wind on the cover like it is when mounted on a bumper/hitch mount. You probably want a newer toad, but this one sure works well for us.
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Old 08-02-2012, 09:27 PM   #4
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Look at the Chevy Traverse or a Saturn Vue{used}. We just bought a Buick Enclave all the same body style and the are easy to get in and out of. I have issues also and we will have a scooter carrier on the class 3 hitch. Should handle it no problem. The Enclave is the heavy model but the run between 4300-4900. I will be right at my tow limit of 5000 but should be fine.I will but it on the scales to make sure. To tow the Enclave AWD you put in in neutral and key to acc. Pull two fuses and go.
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We have a fulltimer friend whose wife is "mobility impaired". They have an HHR because it is low and therefore easy for her to get in and out. She has a fold-down travel scooter they carry in the back rather than outside ona rack. It's easy to setup and take down and no part weighs more than about 25 lbs.


That said, she can also get in and out of my GMC Acadia ok and it's a larger, more comfortable car. It can carry the scooter easily, inside or out, and still have room for passengers, groceries and whatnot.
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