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Old 11-19-2014, 12:50 PM   #29
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Don't mean to hi-jack the thread, but is the Patriot towable with the normal automatic? Does it need the 4WD/transfer case?


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Old 11-20-2014, 04:40 AM   #30
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I believe the patriot is not towable in an automatic.....yes you need the 4w/d transfer case to shift into neutral.
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Old 11-20-2014, 10:53 AM   #31
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Thanks. I figured that but wanted to be sure.
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Old 11-20-2014, 11:56 AM   #32
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I tow a 2013 Dodge Dart with the 1.4 L turbo charged with a six speed manual. Blue Ox has a base plate for it. The 2.4 L engine would probably be better with the six speed manual. The 1.4 L has shutters behind the grill which must be modified to accept the base plate. So far, I've towed it at least 6,000 miles with no problems. The automatic transmission is NOT towable. You might also check on the Chevy Cruize with a manual transmission. I think that it is towable - not sure.


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2014 Honda CRV FWD or AWD. Last year for towing four down. 2015 models not towable!
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Old 11-22-2014, 10:24 AM   #35
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Jeep fan, but most importantly as a vet Jeep offered and we bought a lifetime warranty. Tows easy with transfer case in neutral, trans in park, key off, we're off and running.


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Jeep is 4wd, great for all weather, dirt roads and desert. Room in back for dogs, passengers, groceries and dirty stuff that did not easily fit inside Rv storage compartment.
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We have been towing for 30 years, VW Rabbit, Isuzu Amigo, Jeep Wrangler, Jeep GC, Chev Astor Van, now Chev Equinox. All towed with no problems. Jeeps towed well with 4 wheel drive.
In my opinion the Chev Equinox is easier to hook up and tow. We use a Roadmaster tow bar and ready brake.
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We have been looking/test-driving/shopping for about 45 days. Not because we are biased, but we've narrowed it down to the Grand Cherokee and the Cherokee Trailhawk. The guys at the Jeep service desk were most confident that their products' warranties would not be invalidated by flat-towing them behind a MH. That and the fact that they are such versatile vehicles -- and so easy to hook-and-go --- has led us to this conclusion. If all goes well, my wallet will be much lighter next Saturday.

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