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Old 10-02-2012, 06:22 AM   #1
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What type of towed vehicle do you use?

About to purchase our first class A. Found out that we can't tow our 2010 Lexus RX350. Not towable. So now we're looking... Has to carry 2 adults, 1 small dog and 1 big dog. What do you tow and any particular reason for that choice?

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Old 10-02-2012, 06:32 AM   #2
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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.

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Old 10-02-2012, 06:33 AM   #3
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I've always towed Jeeps. They are just (for me) the easiest to setup and tow. I've towed thousands of miles with no problems. 4x4 and transfer case in neutral. Simple.
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Old 10-02-2012, 06:37 AM   #4
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We just traded our 1999 Subaru Outback for a 2013 Outback
If you can drive a manual I can suggest this car is great value for money at around $26k ( or a little less)
This vehicle is assembled in Illanois and I am more than happy
Just completed 1000 miles around Yellowstone last week and towed to steamboat.
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Old 10-02-2012, 06:39 AM   #5
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GM 4x4's are mostly towable and popular as is the Honda CRV.
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Old 10-02-2012, 06:51 AM   #6
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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.
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Old 10-02-2012, 06:55 AM   #7
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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.
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Old 10-02-2012, 07:08 AM   #8
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Old 10-02-2012, 09:56 AM   #9
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We tow a Toyota Solara convertible, because it was what we had, and those scenic drives are far more scenic without a piece of steel over your head. We do use a dolly, which can be a pain, so we are looking for a Wrangler for next year because we can tow it 4-down, drive it with the top down, and we are sure to return to Moab sometime soon.
....and if we aren't going to fast, the dog also likes it.
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Old 10-02-2012, 11:14 AM   #10
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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.
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Old 10-02-2012, 11:21 AM   #11
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No Fear...

Inbox me or call me,

I towed a Lexus LX 470 for 30,000 miles 4 down
Was also told "couldn't b towed"

I'd like to talk to you about it

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Old 10-02-2012, 12:15 PM   #12
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We wouldn't consider towing anything other than a Jeep. Our toad for a long time was a 2000 Wrangler. Towed behind three different MH. Recently switched to a '12 Liberty for the extra room. Still have the Wrangler though and probably always will.
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Old 10-02-2012, 12:18 PM   #13
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We tow a GMC Acadia because that is what we had when we bought the MH. No problems.
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Old 10-02-2012, 12:41 PM   #14
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Another Jeep tower here. 2006 Liberty. Tows great and easy setup.

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