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Old 06-20-2011, 10:58 PM   #1
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Class C Tow car plus and minus

I just purchased a 2011 Winnabago View. It has a 3.0 Diesel Mercedes. I am thinking about a tow car, and am interested in anyone that has experience and advise on models to buy.

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Welcome to the forum There are alot of cars that can be towed 4 down. We towed a Saturn Vue and it was a breeze. We are new owners of a 2010 Ford Flex and it tows 4 down without any modification. Here's a good site to start your search...Peace...D

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We've had our View since August 2005 . . . towed a Scion xA for a few years, then in 2010 traded it for a MINI Cooper. MINI's won't show up in the Dinghy Guide as towable four-down, but they are with a manual transmission. Super handling, performance and lots of fun!

Our 5-cylinder Mercedes diesel tows great, your V-6 should do very well as long as you don't go too heavy.

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We have a 2009 View. We've been thinking about towing a car too. I bought a 88 Mustang GT Convertible with the idea that we would tow it. I've been getting conflicting information about the GT. Some say you can't tow it, others tell me so long as it's a manual, no problem. There is one problem that I have though, they don't make a base plate for the GT. I've seen newer GTs being towed, I'm guessing they may have had to have a custom base plate made for it. I think the main problem is the ground affects that are on the GT, also too limited an audience for the manufacturer to bother with it.

Anyway, I've towed utility trailers over 4K with our View. It pulled them beautifully. Barely knew they were there, only decreased mileage by about 1 MPG.
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Originally Posted by pacamyhm View Post
I just purchased a 2011 Winnabago View. It has a 3.0 Diesel Mercedes. I am thinking about a tow car, and am interested in anyone that has experience and advise on models to buy.
we also have a 2011 view and for a while were towing via dolly a 2009 hyundai. but that added a lot of extra weight. we purchased a 2011 chevy malibu (very comfortable ride) and in the process of installing a blue ox tow bar. good luck with the view and happy camping. you will love the view.
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Old 07-03-2011, 08:28 PM   #6
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We ahve a 2006 View. Tow capacity for the 2.7 cylinder is 3,500#

We elected for a 2008 Ford Focus which striped down weighs about 2,600# We elected to tow with a tow dolly for cost. An electric brake tow dolly was $1,500 vs to tow flat would have added $2,500 - $3,000 with a base plate for the car and the hitch, supplementary braking system and wiring. Some state require the supplementary braking systme and we have it covered with the tow dolly.

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