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Old 03-09-2014, 03:17 PM   #1
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What do you tow?

We are planning to start RV ing next year with a class A, I am curious as to what vehicles are towed?
I am interested in the vehicle that you tow and how you tow it?

We tend to enjoy the great outdoors, there will be 3 of us to start with and would like something with the ability to go down the old dirt tracks, not full off roading but rough roads.

Many thanks for your answers.


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Old 03-09-2014, 03:33 PM   #2
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We flat tow a 2014 Honda CR-V. There are lots of SUVs that can be towed 4-down; pretty much any 4x4 with a transfer case that has a neutral position. In addition the CR-V and the Equinox are two that can be towed with automatic transmissions and without a transfer case neutral.

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Old 03-09-2014, 03:47 PM   #3
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You need to decide what you need. New or Used? Is the toad to be the primary vehicle other than the RV? Is MPG real important? I tow a 2002 Toyota Tacoma. It's doesn't have all the buttons and whistles of new vehicles but it is reliable and meets my needs.
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My first tow vehicle was a Suzuki Sidekick with standard transmission. It was a FUN car, but not my primary vehicle.
Now I have a Honda CR-V and it serves as both a tow vehicle and my primary vehicle. It is very easy to tow and makes a great all-purpose vehicle.
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Old 03-09-2014, 04:43 PM   #5
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As my sig says a 2006 Honda CR-V 4 down w/Air Force one brake system and Blue OX tow bar and plate.
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I'm a Jeep guy, they seat 3 or 4 (pity the folks in the back if not child size) but they're not for everyone. Also tow a Miata depending on where we are going, but only seats 2. I use a Blue Ox tow bar.

Suggest you check out some of the towing guides online to begin to narrow down vehicles that you are inclined to own.
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Old 03-09-2014, 04:52 PM   #8
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We have Motor home for over 30 years. We have always towed with four wheels down. As mentioned above there are many vehicles and methods. We have towed for the last 14 years a Honda CR-V, as our Toad of choice.

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I don't tow one now, wanted to but went less expensive, but I would go with the Subaru Crosstrek XV manual transmission.
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I tow my Ram 4 door. 4 wheels down. Blue Ox baseplates, Ready Brute Elite tow bar, aux brake, and breakaway system
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A 1993 Olds Cutlass Supreme Vert with a Acme tow dolly. Has less than 3000 miles on a new engine and getting ready to have a new top and rear window installed. Love my car. These days just about everything out there on the road looks alike, just not for me.

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Our toad is a 06 dodge dakota 4x4, crew cab.The only thing is you have to unhook ground cable at the battery.
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