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Old 09-07-2012, 10:34 AM   #1
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After careful thought and information it appears the best toad would be one with a manual trans. No worries mate. Looking at the Subaru Forester,,any comments,,thanks
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Old 09-07-2012, 01:47 PM   #2
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Nothing wrong with towing an automatic. Many are very easy to tow.
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Old 09-07-2012, 03:39 PM   #3
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Here's a reference to look up cars that can be towed 4 down.
Application Charts | Remco Towing
Almost all manual trans can be towed, there are a few that do not lubricate without input shaft turning. Automatic trans, some can, some can't. Some you have to go through a ritual to set for towing. Best bet, check owner's manual or manufacturer.
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After careful thought and information it appears the best toad would be one with a manual trans. No worries mate. Looking at the Subaru Forester,,any comments,,thanks
What are you towing with? Look at Chevrolet Equinox. Medium SUV, front wheel drive, 4cylinder, 32mpg, plenty of room and very easy to tow 4 wheels down. We tow a 2012 Equinox with a gas powered (Ford V10) with a Tiffin Open Road 32CA (33feet long) and have no problems.
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After careful thought and information it appears the best toad would be one with a manual trans. No worries mate. Looking at the Subaru Forester,,any comments,,thanks
I agree that there are many automatic trans. cars that can be flat towed. We have a couple of vehicles that we can flat tow one is a Subaru Forester manual trans. It tows well and gets great mpg on it's own. Ours seems to be very well made.
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Subaru '92 and up, manual transmission only, can be flat towed. That is according to Subaru. I found the info on a Subaru forum which quoted the manufacturers site. The Subaru forum info is in a previous posting on this site. Have an 01 and really like it.
Good luck and safe travels!
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