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Old 08-07-2007, 06:32 AM   #1
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I am thinking of getting a Saturn Vue to tow behind my 31ft Itasca Spirit. For you Vue owners is better to have the All Wheel Drive. or does it mattter. Does the Toad get scrached up behind the Rv.. I don't know whether to pick up a used one or sell My wife car and get a new one for her and will also be our toad. I understand the Vue makes a good toad with no adjustments, is that correct? Thanks in advance for info.
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Old 08-07-2007, 06:32 AM   #2
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I am thinking of getting a Saturn Vue to tow behind my 31ft Itasca Spirit. For you Vue owners is better to have the All Wheel Drive. or does it mattter. Does the Toad get scrached up behind the Rv.. I don't know whether to pick up a used one or sell My wife car and get a new one for her and will also be our toad. I understand the Vue makes a good toad with no adjustments, is that correct? Thanks in advance for info.
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Old 08-07-2007, 06:43 AM   #3
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Yes, the coach will throw up rocks from the road on occasion. If you don't have a full-width mud flap in the back, this may be good protection for your toad. There are other systems out there to protect the toad, but they require setup and assembly for each trip (which I like to minimize).

I have a new toad, and will live with the minor stuff. On our diesel pusher, the toad does get a little sooty from the exhaust, so I make sure to wash the car after each tow.

I will let Vue owners answer the question on whether 2WD or AWD is better in this model to tow.
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Old 08-07-2007, 12:01 PM   #4
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Check this out for towed vehicle protection.
http://protectatow.tripod.com/
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Old 08-07-2007, 03:04 PM   #5
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When we had the class C and towed a dinghy, I used this same device, but it was called an UndeR Skirt. It was sold out to a new owner. It did more for protecting the dinghy than any thing else we had tried or used.

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Damage to the toad can happen, but it is far rarer than the ads for protective devices would have you believe. We have towed our new GMC 5000 miles across country without a mark. On the other hand, towed another car 17000 miles through Canada and Alaska and got a lot of gravel dings on the front, even with a bra for protection. Gravel roads are tough on toads! Also got a windshield chip that no amount of protection would have avoided - it came from a stone thrown by an approaching semi on I15 in Idaho.
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I am not sure if the 2wd or AWD models are any different when it comes to the towing. We bought an AWD for more stability and traction when we drive it but it tows well too. Now I am sure there will be a little more maintanance on the AWD over the 2wd. Good luck in making a choice.
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