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Old 10-02-2012, 03:40 PM   #15
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Since you appear to like a nicely equipped SUV for your ride, I would suggest swapping the Lexus for a GMC Acadia or Buick Enclave. A bit bigger than your RC350 but smooth, quite and classy. For something a bit smaller, try the GMC Terrain or Chevy Equinox. A Ford Edge might do as well. All these are 4-down towable without mods.
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Old 10-02-2012, 10:54 PM   #16
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I have drug a 2002 Cavalier with a 4 speed automatic behind my Tradewinds for 32,000 trouble free miles. She has been drug over curbs and through pot holes without complaining.
Bless her heart. Sounds like you need to do something nice for her! :-)
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Hyundai Accent 5-speed standard with a Blue Ox base plate and Aventia II bar. The Accent is cheap and weighs about 2200 lbs.
We have the very same set up...the bride's Accent with a Blue OX
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I tow a 1997 Suzuki Sidekick because it's easy, goes anywhere, and disposable

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Old 10-02-2012, 11:03 PM   #19
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Take a look at this list http://prodcontent.s3.amazonaws.com/...nghyTowing.pdf There are more towable vehicles than you can imagine. I was surprised. Some need special attention like stopping and running the engine though. Before deciding make sure to check with the manufacturer or dealer.
Cool article! Thanks for the link.
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Depending on the towing capacity of your Class A, you can also tow using a flatbed car trailer. We can't tow our VW two or four wheels down, so we drive it up onto a car trailer, and pull it around behind us that way.

There are advantages to towing this way ... you can back up with the trailer attached, something you can't do 4 or 2 down. Plus I've added the towing package to our VW Tiguan so that I can tow the car trailer behind the VW to use for trips to the transfer station, big Orange Store and more.

The towing capacity on our motorhome is 5,000 lbs, and we're under that by a few hundred pounds, so it works well for us. In looking at the weight of the Lexus, you would need towing capacity in excess of 5,000 lbs to tow on a trailer.

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Actually all vehicles are towable, but not necessarily 4 down. There are other options such as tow dollys or trailers, drive shaft disconnects, lube pumps etc. Seems like the brand most tow, are Jeep products with 4 wheel drive, ( transfer case in neutral ). I tow a Ford Escape, but would not recommend it, it carries the dw and I and two golden's but we have replaced the transmission once and have to watch the tech's every time we get it serviced to make sure thay don't refill the fluid.(another story)
good luck in your search for a toad.
Not all 4X4 Jeeps are towable either. You have to be sure and check which transfer case you have in the Jeep before buying.
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My tow vehicle is a Jeep too! Easy to hook up. You can get a good used one at a reasonable cost.
Good luck.
I have found that jeeps hold their value very well. I can't believe what they get for a used Wrangler. That said I'm still shopping. In the mean time I tow a 2012 Buick Enclave and it tows very easy. We need a 7 passenger SUV and the Enclave is great. I want a jeep and would rather not
Put to much road rash on the Enclave. A 4 or 5 year old Wrangler would be my perfect toad. But that's me. Everyone has a different need.
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Just got everything installed to tow our Ford Escape Hybrid.
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Text didn't make if with pic.. We tow a Mini Cooper...
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i have a 01 nissan frontier crew cab manual trans, i wonder if anyone is towing it.
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I am going to use a 2008 Buick Enclave to tow. Plenty of room for two adults and two dogs. Fairly light to tow and the unit rides good and gas mileage is better than my Toyota Tundra.
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