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Old 01-07-2015, 10:05 PM   #197
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Hi! We have a 99 Fleetwood Flair that we love and are just now looking at getting a toad. We are looking at the Chevy Spark but have no idea where to start with the towing "package". Any recommendations on an outfit that will set us up with what we need and not everything we don't need on top of that?!
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I tow a 2003 Mini Cooper and love it.... Really easy to tow 4 down and to hook up.... Don't even know it's back there - thank goodness for the rear camera ....
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We tow a Chev Tahoe 4x4. Transfer case in neutral transmission in park and go.
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Roadmaster will take good care of you.
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Old 01-08-2015, 06:53 AM   #201
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Hi! We have a 99 Fleetwood Flair that we love and are just now looking at getting a toad. We are looking at the Chevy Spark but have no idea where to start with the towing "package". Any recommendations on an outfit that will set us up with what we need and not everything we don't need on top of that?!
Before you commit to a tow car, you should confirm absolutely that it is towable. NEVER accept a salespersons tells you.

First you have to determine what the Towing capability is for your MH. Please NEVER exceede you towing limits, for your sake!

There are great Towing Guides. Good Sam has one as does FMCA. They will confirm whether a particular model is towable AND what is required to make it tow and what limitations there may be.

Towing "4 Down" requires the installation of Tow Brackets on you car. Blue Ox is what I have used for 10+ years. Another is Road Master. Each company has their own style of Brackets and Tow Bars. Stick to equipment from a Major manufacturer and you can't go wrong.

If you own a car that is Front Wheel Drive, then there's the Tow Dolly method. Many tow this way, BUT you always have to find a place to store the Dolly.

For more definitive info you should go to the Towing Section here on IRV2. Lots of great info.

Enjoy that MH!
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Hi! We have a 99 Fleetwood Flair that we love and are just now looking at getting a toad. We are looking at the Chevy Spark but have no idea where to start with the towing "package". Any recommendations on an outfit that will set us up with what we need and not everything we don't need on top of that?!
According to the Dinghy Towing Guides, only the manual Chevy Spark can be towed 4 down. We bought a '14 Chevy Sonic LT (one step up from the Spark, but they look like sisters to me) just because we were looking for a designated toad. We went all RoadMaster, using the newer EZ-5 baseplate, because it doesn't use/require the cross brace across the baseplate where the tow bar attaches. For braking, we're using the RViBrake 2, and absolutely love the setup. I got so excited about the Sonic's 35 mpg city/40 mpg highway, that it has become my daily driver, leaving my '12 Highlander Limited parked in the garage for special occassions.
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Old 01-09-2015, 07:58 AM   #203
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I have a 2009 Saturn Vue with a Blue Ox Hitch. I have been very pleased with my choice and especially with the service offered by Blue Ox. I would highly recommend that you discuss your options with them prior to making a purchase.
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I set my FJ Cruiser up as a toad. It was more hassle and cost to set up because of the DS disconnect but I'm very happy with the results.
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The Subie was the next best thing for me. Cheap, ........
I have never heard the words Subaru and cheap in the same conversation.
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Old 01-09-2015, 12:59 PM   #206
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towed vehicle

I tow a lite weight,1950 lbs.Geo Metro hatchback,on a tow dolly with no problems ,with my fleetwood pace arrow.
I can't even feel it's back there.

ps.---metro is posted on classified.:.
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I tow a 2012 Ford Explorer 2wd. I have towed it for over 20k miles now without any problems. I tow in neutral with the keyless ignition off. This vehicle doesn't have a column lock. I did have to install a charge circuit from the coach to the Explorer's battery because it would discharge the battery after a few days of towing.
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Honda CRV. Honda reliability, versatility, economy, light, etc...the perfect tow car.
YEP, but the 2015's are no longer towable, the only one is the Fit manual trans now.

We tow our '05 Odyssey four down using all RoadMaster equip.
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We tow a Chev Tahoe 4x4. Transfer case in neutral transmission in park and go.

My Tahoe is an 03, 216,000 miles. Works great as a tow vehicle! Probably has 20,000 miles being towed. It's in great shape and I plan on 300,000 miles at least


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I tow on a KarKaddy SS my 2011 Malibu no problems. Just got back from a 7000+ mile adventure and it was great to have the car.

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