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Old 10-10-2016, 03:54 PM   #1
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What do YOU tow 4 down?

I am looking for a list of vehicles that can be towed four down. I have tried a bunch of sites that all say - check your owners manual.

So would like to hear from horses mouths:

What do YOU tow 4-Down?

Year, make/model, AWD?, 4WD?, 2WD?, Standard/Manual or automatic.

For example, I was looking at a 2008 Honda CRV. 2WD automatic. But I want a 4wd vehicle.

I think the best list anyone can come up with will be actual towed vehicles. It will help people like me narrow down our searches. I don't want to make a list of 20 vehicles that I need to drive all over town to look at the darn owners manuals anymore.

Also - are ALL manual transmissions towable 4 down?

If you want to expand with special requirements to tow YOUR dinghy great.


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Old 10-10-2016, 04:10 PM   #2
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Remco and fmca have toad lists available on their respective web sites.

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Old 10-10-2016, 05:21 PM   #3
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My toad is a 2 wheel drive. Some later model manual shifts are not towable 4 wheels down. Check carefully!
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Old 10-10-2016, 05:27 PM   #4
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2013 Chevy Sonic, automatic, 2wd. Easy to setup and tow.

With a little work you can find most owners manuals online, for free download.
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Old 10-10-2016, 05:31 PM   #5
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We have towed 4 wheels down;
-Honda CRX (manual)
-Honda CRV (auto)
-VW Beetle (manual)
-Mini Cooper S (manual)
-GMC Terrain (auto)
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We tow a 2006 Honda CR-V, 2-wheel drive. The CR-V through 2014 are towable without modification, either 2-wheel or all-wheel drive. It's a great tow vehicle.
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That site will tell you what can be towed 4 down or modified to do so.

I pull a Lexus RX300 front wheel drive.
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Don't know where I'm going, spose I'll get there anyway.
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2015 Jeep Wranglar Automatic 4wd is what we tow. It does require like 14 steps to set it up to tow, which was a bit overwhelming, but once we got it down, it is pretty easy.
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Got all the info I needed from the Remco site and confirmed in my owners manual.
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Here you go, just run 5 min then put in neutral, remove #32 fuse, and turn key to off.

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