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Old 12-31-2012, 08:56 AM   #1
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Towing 4 down challange

Hi Ya'll,
Just about ready to start taking the coach out and do some traveling but at a loss for a good tow car. We bought a BMW X5 as a 4 down tow car behind our 45' Signature. Well now I find out out at neither of our Beemers can be towed. Great......Now Im looking at Land Rovers and Hummer H3's, I know that the H3 can be towed 4 down, but I would rather get a Land Rover. Cant find out anything from the dealer and dont want to buy another tow car that I cant tow. Does anyone have any "facts" on these? Or actually have done it? Im looking at the LR3. Thanks for your time.
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Old 12-31-2012, 09:07 AM   #2
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I would rather get a Land Rover. Cant find out anything from the dealer
May be time to find another dealer that is wanting to make a sale. And can find out if 4 down is possible or not.
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Old 12-31-2012, 09:08 AM   #3
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go to remco towing and lookup any car
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go to remco towing and lookup any car
Second that! Remco helped in selecting our tow. Fortunately our present vehicle, Ford Edge, was towable 4 down.
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Motohome Magazine on line has there towing guides back to MY 2000

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Land Rover? Why not Wrangler? Built for 4-down. Save some $
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After a little net surfing Land Rover is not looking good. Blue Ox only make base plates for older model Land Rover's.
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In the Land Rover camp I believe there were only a couple models of Range Rover that were flat towable. You weren't supposed to go over 55 and needed to stop every 100 miles run the engine.


Have you looked at the Grand Cherokee Overland Summit? Flat towable with no modifications.
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Also, you can download an owners manual from the manufactures web site ( I did that for a few cars I was interested in, can't vouch for all brands out there ) might consider that for any car you are interested in.
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Wow, thanks to you all for your imput. I spent a lot of time at dealerships yesterday and Land Rover does not make a veichle that can be towed four down. They said you would tear up the transfer case if you tried. BMW said the same thing, as well as the Porshce Cayanne. I looked at a four door Jeep Wrangler Sahara...loved it except you have to be a contorsionist to get in the back seat. Im now leaning towards the four door Jeep Cherokee or the Hummer H3 which both can be towed 4 down. Thanks again for your replies and Happy New Year.
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I tow an Cadillac SRX 4 down. Limited to 65 but I don,t drive that fast anyway. Lincoln MKX may be towable.
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Thanks pcurt,
Just started checking out the Cadillac Escalade, not a bad car but 202.5" (16.8') and behind our 45"er Im over the lenght limit for CA which we plan to spend time in. I was told by the CHP the last time in CA that 60' is the max, but I read somewhere its 65'. But thanks for your help.
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You seem to be looking for a bit more luxury. Take a look at the Grand Cherokees.
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