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Old 11-13-2013, 09:53 PM   #1
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Question Towing a Leased Vehicle ?

I'm looking at leasing a Toyota Camry as a daily vehicle and TOAD. The dealer is telling me that there are no restrictions on towing in the lease ? I don't have the lease agreement in hand to read, because we are not that far along in the planning ! Any one out there have any knowledge otherwise on this lease and usage as a TOAD ?

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Old 11-13-2013, 09:59 PM   #2
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I don't see how using the vehicle as a TOWD is any different than driving the vehicle around town, or taking it on a trip away from your residence.

I would just make sure that the vehicle can be towed in the manner in which you plan to tow it ... 4 down, dolly or - like us - on a car trailer.

We take our VW Tiguan, that is a leased vehicle, everywhere we go - although it does have an easy life when being towed as it rides on a car trailer that we bought specifically to tow the Tiguan on.
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Old 11-13-2013, 10:02 PM   #3
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No late model Toyota with an automatic transmission can be towed 4-Down without the addition of a lube pump, which I don't believe Remco Towing Products makes.
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If you're talking about a '13 Camry, it's not listed in the FMCA Towing Guide which means it's not towable even with a stick trans.
You should be able to tow it on a dolly though.
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Old 11-13-2013, 10:14 PM   #5
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Lease a Chevy Equinox instead. You will be glad you did!

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I wouldn't do it. When you turn it in (unless you plan to buy it), they won't want the mods needed to flat tow...even if you could. Now, if you planned to return it back to original configuration, I suppose that would be OK. Still...the higher potential for dings from rocks is also something to be concerned about.

I would stick with dolly or trailer tow.

BTW...I have owned 2 Camry Hybrids...neither had procedures for being towed.
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BTW...I have owned 2 Camry Hybrids...neither had procedures for being towed.
Kind of makes sense since Toyota doesn't allow it.
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Do like we did ... get a flatbed car trailer.

Then you can tow *any* vehicle you want .. up to the limits of your RV's towing capability, and don't have to worry about setting up your "next" vehicle to tow 4-down.

Plus you can BACK UP with the trailer connected any time you need to! A day of travel and backing up!

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If you go with the trailer look for one with a tilting bed, much easier loading and unloading. If your concerned with weight get a trailer made of aluminum.

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If you go with the trailer look for one with a tilting bed, much easier loading and unloading. If your concerned with weight get a trailer made of aluminum.

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Our trailer is not a tilting bed, it has 2 ramps that store in pockets under end of the trailer. I don't find the ramps to be much of a problem.

I did price out some aluminum trailers when we were researching trailers, but the weight savings wasn't really that much.

I decided to put the $$ we saved with a steel/wood topped trailer vs an aluminum trailer, into the fuel tank on the RV
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It's not towable 4 down.

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The problem with a tow dolly or trailer is that many RV Parks do not allow room for parking it at your site, so you may be looking for a place to store it. Many parks do provide extra parking away from your site, but then it is/may be out of sight. What might happen to it during these storage times???

This is why I found a vehicle that was indeed flat towable.
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Medico,
Why is that all the people that tow 4 down think that tow dollies are a problem at campgrounds?
Ihave been using a tow dolly since 1996 and have yet to have a problem at a campground and we have been to Alaska and back with it. Most campgrounds have space behind the rv or alongside the rv to place dolly plus a lot have pull through sites.
To answer the original post about towing a leased car I would go with a tow dolly and RVRoadwrap on the front of it.
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Terrible MPG !

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Lease a Chevy Equinox instead. You will be glad you did!

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I would do that in a heart beat but the gas milage is 24\28 versus 28\37 although I really like the styling and versatility.

I tow with a dolly BTW and have never had an issue at the RV park.

The only issue is restrictions on the lease ?

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