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Old 12-28-2015, 12:57 AM   #1
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What to tow with my View

I'm a single woman with a 2016 View. I've looked at Motorhome magazine dingy guide, but don't know what to get. It must be easy...also friend found the fiat too light to tow. Would consider a truck. Manual train is no problem.
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depending on capacity for towing, jeeps are very popular, manual transfer case in nuetral and tow four down. Just my opinion.
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I'm a single woman with a 2016 View. I've looked at Motorhome magazine dingy guide, but don't know what to get. It must be easy...also friend found the fiat too light to tow.
What problem from being to light to tow? I see many folks towing light vehicles. Even the tiny "Smart-type" cars are popular.
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Old 12-28-2015, 01:42 AM   #4
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We had a Navion and bought a Kia Soul with 6 speed manual transmission. It has worked perfectly since Sept 2013. We now have a DP and the Kia has an SMI stay in play duo braking system as well. Works flawlessly and takes only a few minutes to hook up. One switch to turn braking system on and we're ready to go.
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Old 12-28-2015, 07:02 AM   #5
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IMHO the whole point of a nimble little Class C is that you don't need a toad.

If it takes 5 minutes to hook it up / unhook it why bother? You can unhook your m/h in the same 5 minutes.

Now if you had a 42' bus that would be a different story.
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IMHO the whole point of a nimble little Class C is that you don't need a toad.

If it takes 5 minutes to hook it up / unhook it why bother? You can unhook your m/h in the same 5 minutes.

Now if you had a 42' bus that would be a different story.
The 2016 View is a smaller size Class 'C' , but you would also have to consider the possibility you just may want to go out several times in one day. I think I would rather tow a 'small' toad instead of all the hooking up and unhooking each time I wanted to go somewhere. On the other hand, if you were going to stay put pretty much, than probably no toad.. Good Luck with you decision!!
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We took ONE trip without a towed car. That was it. Once set up, even a small rig is a pain to fiddle with to take somewhere compared to jumping in a car. The Kia Soul only weighs 2700 lbs and we got 14 MPG towing it with the Navion!
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Jeep Wrangler is an awesome toad. Tow an older one behind our Navion and gets us to places we wouldn't dare take our coach.

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IMHO the whole point of a nimble little Class C is that you don't need a toad.

If it takes 5 minutes to hook it up / unhook it why bother? You can unhook your m/h in the same 5 minutes.

Now if you had a 42' bus that would be a different story.
I disagree completely - it is a pain to break down camp if you have fully set up. Our class B is too small to not fully set up and be comfortable for long. We spent three days without a second vehicle when going to a full service resort (with robust camp store) and taking our golf cart.

When we camp in our B, we usually take an extra vehicle and are usually camping 2 hours or less from home.
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I disagree completely - it is a pain to break down camp if you have fully set up. Our class B is too small to not fully set up and be comfortable for long. We spent three days without a second vehicle when going to a full service resort (with robust camp store) and taking our golf cart.



When we camp in our B, we usually take an extra vehicle and are usually camping 2 hours or less from home.

How exactly would you juggle a golf cart (presumably on a trailer) and a toad at the same time?

Some people like to eat out while on vacation, some go to Mickey D's, some to a fine restaurant. Are either one 'wrong' for their preference?
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We vary ours all the time. Short weekend, just the Bago and mountain bikes, long trips Jeep or trailer with our motorcycles. Just depends...no right or wrong.
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I disagree completely - it is a pain to break down camp if you have fully set up. Our class B is too small to not fully set up and be comfortable for long. We spent three days without a second vehicle when going to a full service resort (with robust camp store) and taking our golf cart.

When we camp in our B, we usually take an extra vehicle and are usually camping 2 hours or less from home.
Maybe I'm missing something, and I mean no disrespect, but isn't the whole point of a Class B the mobility and simplicity of it? Presumably one sacrifices space and comfort in exchange for being able to just pick up and go whenever and wherever.
If you're going to set up in one spot for an extended period of time and tow a vehicle, why wouldn't you want a larger more comfortable motorhome? As I said, no disrespect intended and to each their own, but I don't get it.
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