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Old 12-17-2013, 07:01 PM   #1
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Where to buy a toad?

Surely I can find a used toad, ready to go. What happens to all the outfitted toads that aren't sold with the old RV? I'am new to RVing and realize that I am very limited if I don't have a toad, but Iam not that particular. Prefer a jeep but I don't really care. Just want to be able to get inside of town or some sightseeing where I can park! What about a used toad that someone has already preped and buy the tow bar.
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Old 12-17-2013, 07:04 PM   #2
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Why don't you post a "wanted ad" in the free classifieds in IRV2?
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Old 12-17-2013, 07:09 PM   #3
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You can sometimes find frogs at a bait shop. But I guess for toads yo will need to go out and catch your own.

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Old 12-17-2013, 07:14 PM   #4
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Did you already look in the Toads section of our Classifieds? I see some listed there right now: a Saturn, a Honda, an Escape...etc.

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Old 12-17-2013, 07:32 PM   #5
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Iam new....I didn't even know about the classified.....duh
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Old 12-17-2013, 10:53 PM   #6
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Well I did find the classified section on my PC, but not much there. Any other suggestions?
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Old 12-18-2013, 09:11 AM   #7
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Well I did find the classified section on my PC, but not much there. Any other suggestions?
Like I said, post your own "wanted" ad for free on the classifieds. Someone might want to sell theirs. Put on there what you are looking for, like a Jeep Wrangler, year range etc. Finding a "place" that has toads ready to go is impossible. Most folks, like myself, when it came time to trade in their old one, removed the "toad stuff" and reused what they could on the new one and sold what they couldn't use. Try other RV sites like RV.net where you can find another classifieds section.
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FMCA classifieds have few toads every month.
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I went to RVT.com and found 48 listed, however, some were obviously not towable 4 down. Find out which vehicles make the best for towing 4 down and go from there. I'm not going to suggest a make as that only will open a can of worms. Also, since this is probably the most difficult way of fonding a "tow ready" toad close to you, you might first find a vehicle then go to hitchtrader.com and search for the used parts that will work for your vehicle instead of buying new.
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I've sent you a PM regarding the availability of our '09 Jeep Wrangler toad next April. Please call if you can wait that long.
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I found several on Craig's List when I was looking. Wound up just buying a good car and putting all the towing stuff on it. Costly but got a good car. YMMV.
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I took my existing vehicle, a 2006 Saturn Vue, and am in the process of getting it "toadized". I bought the hitch, base plate, tow bar, safety cables and all of the electrical stuff. I plan to get all of that installed early next year. I still have to get the brake assist. When all is said and done, I will have spent close to $2K on this project.

You need to check and make sure that your vehicle is towable four down before you embark down this road.
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Just recently I became aware if you trade a toad at a dealer, some will knock down your value claiming mileage is higher because towed miles don't register. If that is the case I would just remove all my tow equipment and replace the front panel that has cutouts.
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About 2 years ago when we were looking for a vehicle to tow we seen a Jeep that was already set up for towing. Went to go look at it and the price they wanted for it was about $7k more than if you bought it with out the towing stuff. The reason they gave for the higher price was the fact that the work for setting it all us was done so it's more money ..... We said no thanks as we knew it would not take that much extra to set up a vehicle for towing. Yea we knew the price before we went to look but Thom wanted to see if maybe things were gold plated to warrant the price difference, lol.
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