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Old 12-16-2016, 05:37 PM   #1
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Best & Easiest Tow Vehicle

Currently have a Ford Fusion, and plan to get a DP. We will tow our vehicle (all wheels down), but are looking for what y'all feel is the best vehicle type to tow. From doing some limited research, our Ford Fusion is not one of them.
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Old 12-16-2016, 06:01 PM   #2
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We just purchased a new 2016 Ford Focus. Look at the dinghy towing guide for whatever year you are considering. For us the 2017's were eliminated because Ford decided to change the requirements. You now need to disconnect the battery.
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Older Honda CR-V works great here!
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Older Honda CR-V works great here!
Pre 2015 CRV is a great choice but if your looking for a newer one than 2014 I can't help.
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4x4 Jeep Wrangler (2door) or Wrangler Unlimited (4door).

Second best is any front wheel drive car on a dolly...no mods to the car (especially mount plates in the car's critical crush zone), no hidden miles on the car, and very easy to have quality brakes and a break-away on the tow.

What ever you settle on, hope you get brakes on the tow. Not required in many places, but smart and safer.

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2014 or older CRV. Prior to that we had a 2006 Jeep Liberty. Both very easy, all wheels down toads.

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I'm towing a Jeep Grand Cherokee. It's an easy tow. Plus comfortable to ride in when we get to our destinations. It also has the capability for some off-road exploring.
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Chevy Equinox or GMC Terrain (same vehicle). Start it up for a couple of minutes, put in neutral, turn key to ACC or OFF (if you pull the #32 fuse first), your ready to tow.
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Have toweda '97 Jeep Grand Cherokee four down, a '05 Honda Odyssey on a dolly and four down and just got a '14 CR-V. To me the easiest was the Jeep, but it wasn't as reliable as the Honda'so are. Odyssey has 108,000 on the odometer and at least another 40,000 behind a MH with no problems.
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Best & Easiest Tow Vehicle

My choice for a flat tow vehicle is one that is easiest to prep to tow, which means I do not want to pull fuses, disconnect battery, run every six hours, run a charge line, load a tow dolly, etc...

I used to tow a Grand Cherokee and now I tow a newer F150. I prefer the F150.

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We just purchased a new 2016 Ford Focus. Look at the dinghy towing guide for whatever year you are considering. For us the 2017's were eliminated because Ford decided to change the requirements. You now need to disconnect the battery.

I'd suggest you double check this with Ford . The 2012 & newer Focus & Fiestas do not say you need to disconnect battery . But I think you'll find if you don't you'll burn up the clutch
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Chevy Spark with the standard transmission. Turn the ignition to the first click to unlock the steering wheel, release the brake and put it in neutral. No fuses to pull. Weighs 2,246 pounds, back seats lay down for extra room.

We paid $13,000.00 out the door including tax, tag and title for ours new in 2013.

If you want an automatic check out the Chevy Sonic.
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Currently have a Ford Fusion, and plan to get a DP. We will tow our vehicle (all wheels down), but are looking for what y'all feel is the best vehicle type to tow. From doing some limited research, our Ford Fusion is not one of them.
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In our RVing life, which hovers around 35 years or so to date, we've towed 9 Jeeps. Each and every one of them was easy to setup for towing. That is, we've had our own bumpers, either aftermarket manufactured or, home made which, allowed us to create tow points for tow bars. Setting up the electrical for lights couldn't get any simpler than all of them. The one we have now is a 2015 JKUR or, Jeep "JK", "U" for Unlimited (four door) and "R" for Rubicon. Setting it up to tow was about as easy as it could get. And that included me setting up the lights. I purchased a factory made harness that's a plug-and-play system, DONE!

Prepping a Jeep Wrangler takes a whopping 5-10 seconds on the inside of the Jeep. I won't go into details, you can find that anywhere.

But, we live in Lake Havasu City AZ and, a very, very large percentage of the winter population is snow birds. They come from all over. And, by far, the tow vehicle of choice for about 90% of them is, THE JEEP WRANGLER. There's various models and levels of Jeep Wrangler but, as long as it's the "4x4" model which, about 99.9999999% of them are, they're flat towable.

Now, first off, just because the Jeep Wrangler is a fairly dominant tow vehicle out in the RV world, it's not for all RVers. Many like the versatility of the Jeep Wrangler. The newer ones, the JK models, have a fairly nice ride, as long as they haven't been modified like lots of folks do. Many use them for adventure in off roading to explore and some take them to extremes. Some don't and never will take them off road, even though they're driving a "Jeep" for a toad. Just because you own and drive one, doesn't mean you HAVE TO take it off road.

Anyway, there's thousands of them our there being towed all over this country. As some various threads on this forum have commented on, they're NOT CHEAP! It's a matter of what appeals to you and, what kind of vehicle you like to drive and what you plan on doing with it. Good luck.
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