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Old 12-28-2013, 07:01 AM   #1
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Towing Problem with Class C

We have decided to ditch the TT idea all together and we're purchasing a Class C - which has presented us with a new problem all together.

We wanted to pull a Jeep Patriot or Jeep Compass behind the RV but after doing tons of research and reading the owner's manuals, neither can be towed on a tow dolly or 4 wheels down. We plan to drive across the US quite a bit.

Can anyone recommend an SUV that gets relatively good mileage and under 3,500 lbs. that can be towed 4 down?

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Old 12-28-2013, 08:12 AM   #2
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I see a lot of Jeep Wrangler type vehicles being towed 4 wheels down. But they really do not get good mileage.

When my DW and I were analyzing rigs we came to the conclusion if we towed with a MH we would use a car carrier trailer. Then use the trailer for storage. The flaw in our thinking is not everyplace has room to store the trailer too. License and tires on the trailer are another issue.

Towing 4 wheels down just looks unnatural to me. A lot of people do it but it is risky that the toad does not get damaged.

Since you have switched your mindset from a TT to class 'C' you are realizing there is not an easy way to travel. No matter what mode you pick there will be some issue.

But back to your original question.

Look at the Honda CRV - I have seen them being towed 4 down.

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Old 12-28-2013, 08:20 AM   #3
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A jeep wrangler would be in the borderline at that weight. It may be just over unless you stay with a base model. There have been some Suzuki models over the years and maybe Honda crv that may for, but a word of caution. Check owners manuals as many models had speed limits and distance limits. Like 55 mph or 200 miles. I know most people stop at least every 200 miles for a break but every time you stop you do not want to be cranking engines and running thru gears every time you stop. That would get old very fast.
I have had 4 different towed cars, all 4 have been jeep grand Cherokees. I have been very pleased with all of them and how they tow. But they have gotten bigger over the years and are now pushing 5000# which is over your limit. Just a thought, you might check out the new jeep Cherokee as they may fit real close in your weight range and I think I read can be towed. Family motor coaching and motorhome magazines annually produce a towing guide for all vehicles towable for that year. Just remember check owners guide before you tow. I remember some gm models at first were towable but after many problems they rescinded. Just do your homework.
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The Honda CR-V and the smaller Honda Fit can be towed 4 down.
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We tow our 2006 Saturn Vue behind our MH with good results. It is light and gets good gas mileage.
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Old 12-28-2013, 05:25 PM   #6
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We tow our 2006 Saturn Vue behind our MH with good results. It is light and gets good gas mileage.
Our Saturn Vue is the 4 cylinder.

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