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Old 11-04-2015, 02:05 PM   #1
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I've got to replace my towed vehicle and am finding a small selection in the weight range I think I can tow - 3000 to 4000#'s. What is the most popular vehicle that you folks are buying now in that weight range?
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Old 11-04-2015, 02:46 PM   #2
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Towing a 2015 Subaru XC Crosstrek 5 speed manual. It's about 3200lbs we can't tell it back there. You can only tow the manual Subaru's.
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Lots of people tow the Honda CR-V, but the 2015's and probably not the newer ones are either. Also the automatic trans Fit's used to be towable but aren't anymore due to the same transmission change that made the CR-V not towable.
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Old 11-04-2015, 02:55 PM   #4
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Old 11-04-2015, 03:32 PM   #5
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We have towed a 2010 4-door Jeep Wrangler for the last three years. There is no additional modifications needed to tow and it is light weight.
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I'm also towing a Subaru - 2016 Forester manual trans. It's a few hundred pounds heavier than the Crosstrek but still well within your needs.
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Old 11-04-2015, 06:01 PM   #7
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My wife and I just took a walk around the camp ground. The most popular TOAD at least here is the Honda CRV. But I'm told that 2014 is the last year for flat towing this vehicle.
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Old 11-06-2015, 03:38 AM   #8
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Thanks for all of the replies. Please keep 'em coming.

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Old 11-06-2015, 07:53 AM   #9
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Ford Focus, both auto and manual transmission can be towed 4 down (but not the ST version).
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I tow a Chev Equinox, no modifications needed. I use a roadmaster tow bar and ready brake. No problem in over 3 years.
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After much debate and research a week ago we bought a mint 2008 Jeep Wrangler 2 door. Just under 4000lbs I believe. We wanted FUN and with the option of softtop/hardtop/no top and 4wd, I think we're going to have much fun exploring with this one.
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I've got to replace my towed vehicle and am finding a small selection in the weight range I think I can tow - 3000 to 4000#'s. What is the most popular vehicle that you folks are buying now in that weight range?
2011 CRV and a 2004 Wrangler Rubicon. Got the CRV new. The Rubicon I bought it out of Arizona three years ago with 27K miles on it. Lots of fun!
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I tow a Chev Equinox, no modifications needed. I use a roadmaster tow bar and ready brake. No problem in over 3 years.
I am considering buying the Equinox or the GMC Terrain. What do you pull it with and how does it do in the mountains?

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