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Old 12-18-2012, 11:52 PM   #1
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Which towed to get?

Been thinking about which tow car to attach to our 'new'
40' pusher.


Which are the most popular?

How about this one?

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Old 12-19-2012, 09:45 AM   #2
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Hi bukzin,
"Been thinking about which tow car to attach to our 'new'
40' pusher."

You're going to tow your pusher?

If you're going to tow a vehicle, consider a GMC vehicle. Heavy duty, plenty of room, long wheel base (smooth ride). They are very comfortable. My GMC ENVOY has been towed 88K miles without a problem. It rides as well as my wife's Caddy.
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Old 12-19-2012, 10:17 AM   #3
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how do you tow your GMC 4 down? I have a Chev silverado 1500 and it says it can not be told but I would love to, your reply sparked my interest. any ideas about my truck?
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I have a Wrangler. Built for 4-down. Xfer case in N, trans in P, lock, roll. Off-road I see stuff most peeps dont.
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Old 12-19-2012, 10:41 AM   #5
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About any 4x4 that has neutral in the transfer case can be towed.
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Honda CR-V and Jeep Wrangler seem to be the most popular 4 down (in my unscientific survey).

They are both rock solid tows, dependable, proper weight easy to hook up and practical.

Jeep obviously is for the more adventuresome and if you want to off road any where anytime it would be the slam dunk choice.

CR-V is a more family oriented vehicle, more room more comfort etc; we have a CR-V silky smooth and very highly rated in every measure by consumers reports. We like it.

Both vehicles have excellent resale, so it is more difficult to get a bargain used one, but they generally are worth the extra dough.

We have 90K road on our CR-V and 30K towed, not a whimper, she purrs like a kitten. Wouldn't hesitate for a JWrangler if my life more suited a Jeep.
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Toss up for me right now too...I am leaning towards a new Jeep Wrangler for its ease in towing, and its a go anywhere vehicle.
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Jeep Wrangler Unlimited

I tow a Jeep Wrangler Unlimited and happen to think it is the ideal tow vehicle. Prior to this vehicle I towed and older 1982 Jeep CJ for manny years, so I like Jeeps. The jeeps toughness and offroad abilities are a huge asset in a towed vehicle. The Jeeps are also very easy to set up to tow, just put the transfer case in N and the transmission in P or gear and attach it to your motorhome and your ready to go. I like the Wrangler Unlimited in that this model has a 20" longer wheelbase over the Wrangler, so you have a lot more room to carry people animals or stuff. Also with the longer wheelbase it rides better than the standard Wrangler, but can still take you anywhere you want to go. I would suggest getting a 2012 or newer model since there was a major engine change in 2012, a lot more power, still not the best gas mileage. There is a reason you see so many Jeeps being towed.
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Yeah, but what about one of those snappy Radio Flyers?
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i have a 2000 toyota sienna van and id want to know whats the best towing or tow to tow my van behind my 1996 36ft winnebago please help
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Hi N6CUS,
My GMC ENVOY XUV is 4WD. I follow the instructions in the owner's manual to put the transfer case into neutral. One must read the Owner's manual before making a purchase. The owner's manual is the only place the manufacture is required to inform the consumer about towing capabilities.
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I tow a Jeep Wrangler Unlimited and happen to think it is the ideal tow vehicle. Prior to this vehicle I towed and older 1982 Jeep CJ for manny years, so I like Jeeps. The jeeps toughness and offroad abilities are a huge asset in a towed vehicle. The Jeeps are also very easy to set up to tow, just put the transfer case in N and the transmission in P or gear and attach it to your motorhome and your ready to go. I like the Wrangler Unlimited in that this model has a 20" longer wheelbase over the Wrangler, so you have a lot more room to carry people animals or stuff. Also with the longer wheelbase it rides better than the standard Wrangler, but can still take you anywhere you want to go. I would suggest getting a 2012 or newer model since there was a major engine change in 2012, a lot more power, still not the best gas mileage. There is a reason you see so many Jeeps being towed.
Yep. Lots more power and torque. 285hp vs 202. But horsepower is for the road. Off road in 4L, 100 hp is more than you need. But, the whole new drive train is AWESOME. I am light footed with both the moho and toad. Wrangler has never had less than 19mpg, up to 22.
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There are many good toads out there. Motorhome magazine has a towing guide that is great. That being said, I agree with njs42 that the CRV and Wrangler are the most popular and are kind of at the opposite ends of the driving spectrum. The Wrangler is a hard riding go anywhere boony bashhing fun mobile. The CRV is more luxury oriented, smooth comfortable ride, backup camera, quiet, gentlemans ride if you will.
So what's your style? Remember, you will spend more time driving it than towing it.
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Wrangler unlimited for us. Bought our JK in 2007. 94k miles later and thousands behind the RV with out a problem. Best car we've ever owned and we've own a lot.
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