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Old 06-24-2018, 07:21 PM   #1
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Four wheel tow vehicles

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New to site and looking to get rid of two wheel up tow dolly and buy new or used car that can be towed four wheels down with blue ox. Would like recommendations from car owners after reading Dingy Tow vehicle guide. Thank you
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Vehicles with a transfer case that may be shifted into neutral are the easiest to tow, and with the least restrictions on towing.
Electric power steering seems to be problematic for some vehicles, for that reason I bought the last year GM used hyd power steering-2013. We bought this Chevy pickup because it is approved for flat-towing with NO restrictions or qualifying remarks in the towing guide.
There are aftermarket switches available that eliminate the requirement to remove 1 or more fuses prior to towing if that is a mfgrs requirement.
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Remco will tell you what cars can be towed 4 down and how to make them towable if modifications are needed.
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Hello,
New to site and looking to get rid of two wheel up tow dolly and buy new or used car that can be towed four wheels down with blue ox. Would like recommendations from car owners after reading Dingy Tow vehicle guide. Thank you
I will try to answer your question!
Everyone's needs and must haves are different when it comes to a toad!

Mine were, cheap, no hassle, lots of room for laundry and groceries, fold down seats for even more room, easy access in and out for 4 adults!
We only use a toad for 2 months a year, when we visit the states, the rest of the year we live in Thailand! I keep the MH and toad at my son's house!
So for us a slightly used, 2 owner, 2001 PT Cruiser, 5 speed manual, was perfect!
It weigh's under 3000 lbs, pulls great, don't even know its back there!
It is the perfect toad for us! I bought a Demco base plate and tow bar from PPL., and had a buddy install the base plate with my help! Took us a couple hours!

For you, finding one already set up as a toad, would be great, and save you the cost and setting it up yourself!
Keep a eye on the classifieds here, as some good deals pop up from time to time! Hope this helps! Rail!
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New or used? Off road use or just highway? Please don't be a one and done poster. Your feedback helps get answers instead of endless babble.
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Chevy Sonic

Towing a 2015 Chevrolet Sonic hatchback. Fun car, great gas mileage, I use it a lot for commuting when we aren't traveling. The Sonic was introduced for the 2012 model year, both automatic and manual transmissions can be flat towed. It has a curb weight around 2700 pounds making it very easy to tow with our gas class A motorhome. We have towed it around 10k miles with no problems at all.
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Thank you and will check it out!
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Four wheel tow vehicles

I just bought a new Chevy Colorado last week and have all the flat towing parts on their way. My Malibu was becoming too unreliable for future travel but it served me well for over ten years.

Selling the dolly is the bigger issue, at least here in New England. Lots of scammers from Craig’s List.
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