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Old 09-12-2021, 11:48 AM   #1
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I am looking at a 1993 Geo Tracker 4X4 5 speed to flat tow behind my Motorhome. I understand a lot of folks use these and would like some good, bad, and ugly insight from experienced fellow RVers.
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I am looking at a 1993 Geo Tracker 4X4 5 speed to flat tow behind my Motorhome. I understand a lot of folks use these and would like some good, bad, and ugly insight from experienced fellow RVers.
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The bad news is it to Geo tracker

The good news is they’re cheap to buy cheap to fix lightweight and easy to tow.

The real question is if you are happy with a little tin box like that it’ll be perfect for you. Just don’t expect a whole lot for comfort power and drivability.
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Old 09-12-2021, 01:14 PM   #3
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I am looking at a 1993 Geo Tracker 4X4 5 speed to flat tow behind my Motorhome. I understand a lot of folks use these and would like some good, bad, and ugly insight from experienced fellow RVers.
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We tow a 1988 Suzuki Samurai , the predecessor to the Tracker .

It's 2000# weight makes it feel like we're not towing anything . It tracks the MH very well and with the auxillary brake system it stops great.

We like to explore off-road and with the Samurai's 4 wheel drive it provides a lot of opportunities .

Is it plush ? No . Does it have a soft top and air conditioning ? Yes . Does it meet our needs ? Absolutely !

If the Tracker meets your needs , it'll make you a great little toad .
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I had the Tracker in strong consideration as a cheap, light TOAD until I found a deal I could not pass up on a Toyota Yaris last month. Based on my research to be flat towed you must have manual locking front hubs and 4x4, there are conversion kits out there that sell for $150 or so and are fairly easy to install if the one you are looking at has automatic locker hubs. Also be aware as a 1995 model it will have OBD-1 computer interface as the modern OBD-II was not mandated until 1996, also it may possible have originally had R12 refrigerant in its air conditioner as R134a was phased in with new model introductions up to about 1995 or 96 when it was mandated.
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I had a 2001 Tracker that was a fine toad until a repair shop destroyed it.

Of that vintage, to tow four-down it had to be four-wheel-drive so you could take the transfer case out of gear, and an automatic transmission so it could be locked in park. No locking hubs etc. The key had to be turned on to unlock the steering, but of course not running.

It's a noisy little beast inside and the air conditioning is wishful thinking.

The gotcha is that front frame members rust out.
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I towed one all over north america for 20 years 70k miles with no problems. 5 speed 2wheel drive. BUT... I did have to install a steering damper/shock to prevent the death wobble when I came out of drive ways.
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Old 09-12-2021, 10:02 PM   #7
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Towed a ‘98 Tracker for about 10 yrs. Very capable off road little ride. Tin box it is, not many frills. Really easy tow setup and light. Yup, rusty little buggers up in the Midwest. Agree that subframes need to be checked.
Had two Samurai’s and a Sidekick before that(never towed those tho). They’re fun!!
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Old 09-12-2021, 10:11 PM   #8
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I towed a geo tracker for many years.... 4x4, automatic. Fun little car, wish I still had it.
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Loved my tracker, great toad.
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My wife & I just bought a 99 Tracker. Follows very good, light weight.
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