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Old 10-27-2005, 06:00 PM   #1
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We are purchasing a Chevy HHR to use as a
toad. Brochure says can be towed 4down.
Does anyone know of someone or heard of
anyone towing this vehicle?
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Old 10-27-2005, 06:00 PM   #2
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We are purchasing a Chevy HHR to use as a
toad. Brochure says can be towed 4down.
Does anyone know of someone or heard of
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Old 10-28-2005, 06:28 PM   #3
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You will be the first I have heard of, so please report your experiences here so we ALL can learn.

GM has a couple of automatic trannys that can be towed four down, so as long as the HHR has one of them it should be fine. Might want to pull some fuses to prevent battery run-down - that's a fairly common need when towing 2WD GM vehicles.
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Old 10-28-2005, 07:19 PM   #4
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by rolin:
We are purchasing a Chevy HHR to use as a
toad. Brochure says can be towed 4down.
Does anyone know of someone or heard of
anyone towing this vehicle? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Look in the owners manual....Both my DW's 2003 Tahoe manual as well as my 2006 Chevy TrailBlazer manual have specific sections that detail the "four wheel down" towing procedure.

Another suggestion....Call the folks at either Remco or Blue Ox (aemfg.com)
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Old 10-29-2005, 01:45 AM   #5
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rolin, I would also like to hear more information on how the HHR tows behind your motorhome, what tow bar company you used(Roadmaster, Blue Ox etc). Ed.S
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Old 11-05-2005, 03:01 AM   #6
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Good Morning rolin, Good choice on your selection of a new toad. I've seen some pictures of the HHR and the retro styling really does look sharp.

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Old 06-05-2006, 10:57 AM   #7
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Well, I know it has been awhile. We are just now getting
ready to set our HHR up for towing. We have been towing
a Chevy Cavalier for 8 yrs. without one problem. We have a
Blue Ox tow bar.
When we get to towing I'll update.
P.S. We really like our HHR.
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Old 06-07-2006, 01:08 AM   #8
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Hi Rolin,
I checked out the HHR in automatic and standard transmission versions. Both drove really nice. The only thing you have to do is pull a fuse (I can't remember if it was 1 or 2 fuses) from the right side of the middle console by the passenger's left leg. There is a panel that pops out. The automatic can't be towed faster than 65 miles per hour. My wife and I checked out the owners manual. The standard tramsmission can probably be towed at faster speeds. I believe you still have to pull the fuse on the standard transmission version so it will not drain the battery when the key is turned to "accessory".
We decided to pass it up only because of the smaller windshield. But it's what makes the HHR an HHR! You may love it!
Have fun toad testing.
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Really great toad.
I used TowMaster base plates and a Falcon II tow-bar.

It's a new addition to my toys and I still have the Mini Cooper S set up to be used a toad. The HHR gives me a bigger vehicle to use when we take the spouse's scooter. I know it will fit in the MH storage bays but that doesn't get the scooter to the outlet mall where it is really needed,
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I just purchased a 2007 HHR. I'm hoping by now you are all set up and can give me some feed back on what type of towing and braking unit you bought. I am looking at BrakeBuddy and Blue OX. Sny info appreciated.

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I have my HHR all set-up and we tow it... I am using Blue Ox everything (Baseplate and Tow Bar) along with the SMI brakeing system... It tows like a dream if it were not for the camera I would not know it's there... You have to pull #8 fuse and I installed a switch for that so I don't have to pull the fuse... I used diodes for the lights
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Hello LeeB,

I just purchased a 2008 Chevy HHR and will be setting it up for towing with Blue Ox Baseplate. Will tow with a 2006 Bigfoot Class C (Duramax). All the instructions and my RV shop says the facia needs to be trimmed but I have seen two posts here that said it didn't need to be trimmed. What was your experience?
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Set up 2009 HHR with Blue OX plate and did not need any trimming.
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I installed the BlueOx base plate in my '06 HHR and did not need to trim anything either....makes a great toad!
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