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Old 10-23-2014, 09:02 AM   #141
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We gave the CR-V a test drive. Too much road noise, small uncomfortable cabin, and too much of a hassle to work around the small quickly discharged battery. It's a popular toad, but, for us there are a few better choices. And, a trailer or tow dolly are not among those choices for us. Life is hard enough without making it harder!

Following this as we are looking into moving into the MH from a large 5er...

One of our camping buddies has a NICE jeep unlimited and the other a new. larger crv toad...
from a 'passengers' standpoint I can tell you the jeep is not the most comfortable, but it is light years more comfortable than the crv !

and I've been in the 'back' of two seaters
(but that was MANY moons and two knee surgeries ago !)
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Old 10-23-2014, 10:46 PM   #142
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Old 10-24-2014, 07:27 AM   #143
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Old 10-24-2014, 03:42 PM   #144
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We tow a 2011 Chev HHR. Limited on weight with our MH, HHR works at just over 3,100 lbs. Used switch so don't have to pull fuse every time. Easy to hook-up and go.
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Old 10-24-2014, 04:02 PM   #145
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We pull a 2013 KIA Soul on an Acme dolly. We use a dolly because I did not want to mess up a good car with adding brackets and brake systems. The KIA is a fun car, very roomy, high roof for easy in/out (won't believe it until you get in one). Six speed manual so it will tow flat if I ever decide to go 4 down. Right now would not change a thing.
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Old 10-24-2014, 07:28 PM   #146
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I currently tow a 2008 Honda Civic MT four-down because it is what I had. The Civic has been a great toad - easy to set up and light. My next toad is a 2014 CR-V. Just waiting to "need" to set it up for towing.
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Old 10-25-2014, 10:35 AM   #147
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Toe a 2012 Grand Cherokee and would do it again. Easy 4 down tow and comfortable ride when unhooked.
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I have towed a Jeep Liberty Renegade with BlueOX tow bar and M&G brake system (http://www.m-gengineering.com/index.htm) for 35000 miles with no issues whatsoever. Put transfer case in neutral, Automatic Transmission in park, Turn key on to first notch to free steering, LOCK the doors with other key, Hook up quick-tach brake air line from coach and I'm good to go. It is important to lock the doors because the vehicle will lock them for you and the steering when you hit 20 mph.
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Actually looked at the Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk and the Cadillac SRX today. Thinking about getting a softer ride for my aging bones. The Wrangler Rubi has been a great toad, just too small for us now and not very good as a daily driver. \ken
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We don't tow, part of the Enterprise group. Costs $30 for the weekend after Sept 1. ( don't know when it stops cause we put the MH away in December). In three years probably spent $1,000 total renting cars when needed. Lots of neighborhood locations. Understand Hertz is starting to do the small city thing too now.
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I just purchased a 1993 Saturn SL2 with 98k miles complete with Blue Ox baseplate and light wiring. It also came with a Blue OX Aladdin tow bar. I am looking forward to getting it hooked up and heading south for a few days.
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We don't tow, part of the Enterprise group. Costs $30 for the weekend after Sept 1. ( don't know when it stops cause we put the MH away in December). In three years probably spent $1,000 total renting cars when needed. Lots of neighborhood locations. Understand Hertz is starting to do the small city thing too now.
I did that for a while until I started visiting places off the beaten path. Either they didn't deliver where I was, or the DW would have to pick it up hours away and follow me to and from. After a while it became a hassle and set up my old TV to be my towed. After towing 4 down I will never go back to renting a car. I know it works for some.
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We tow a 2007 Honda CR-V. We call it our "toy hauler". We haul a tandem Hobie Kayak on the roof rack, two cruiser bikes on a bike carrier on the rear hitch, two sets of golf clubs in the trunk and two bowling balls on the rear floor.
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Old 10-27-2014, 02:12 AM   #154
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We towed a 4 dr Jeep Wrangler for five years and a Jeep Grand Cherokee for past three years.
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No problems and they are built right here in USA
We use Roadmaster Sterling A T tow bar with air brake unit
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