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Old 01-17-2023, 04:10 PM   #1
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Question What truck as a toad?

Wife and I are looking for a toad for our class C. I want a jeep because I have towed them before with no problem for years but she wants a small truck. I am ok with that buy needs to be a 4X4. Any suggestions and or advice would like to hear.
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Kill 2 birds with one stone and go for the Gladiator.
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Kill 2 birds with one stone and go for the Gladiator.

That was my response - and we ended up with both a Gladiator AND a Wrangler! Now we can tow whichever one we want!
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Both Ford & GM have mid-size pickups that easily tow.
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We tow a 2019 Ford Ranger. Itís 4 wheel drive and has quite a bit of zip as itís a turbo charged 4 cylinder. Itís a Lariat, so itís got quite a few nice features such as collision avoidance, lane keeping assist, leather seats and a nice but not over the top entertainment system. It also gets decent gas mileage and is under our 5K tow limit.

The GMC Canyon and Chevy Colorado are both 4 down towable, but I found the towing procedure on the Ford to be just a bit easier and at the time, it was considerably cheaper than the other trucks.
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x2 on the ranger. Weíve got a 2020 lariat. Very easy tow procedure and lots of creature comforts.
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Gladiator, Ranger or Colorado. Maybe a Tacoma?
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we love our 2017 ford f150 4x4 eco boost. plenty of power and gets 25 mpg.
someone said the Tacoma, that does not flat tow fyi.

trucks you can flat tow are the Jeep gladiator, Dodge 1500, ford F150 and ford Ranger. there maybe a few more.
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We towed a 2016 4 door Canyon 4x4. It weighs in at about 4400 pounds. It requires that the battery be disconnected before towing.
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Old 01-19-2023, 09:03 PM   #10
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Don, I recently started towing a 2022 Colorado and it does great. My next trip will have overnight stops. Can I leave truck connected to my Dutch Star and be ready to go next day.? My question is, my RVI brake will remain on and gets its power from motor home or do I reconnect battery and put transmission back to 2nd and disconnect power to truck and start over the set up the next day?
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I tow a 22 Colorado 4x4. It pulls nice with a pretty easy transition to toad. I put a high current switch on the battery lead and then ran the umbilical to the battery side on it for my Brake Buddy.

Jlinnx01, when I overnight, I unplug my Brake Buddy, then pull one side of my 6 (or7) pin plug from the RV. The next morning you just plug back in and reset the toad brake system. No need to put the truck into gear unless you are taking it off the towbar.
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We towed Ranger in the past and were very happy
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We tow a 2022 Colorado 4x4, 4d. drove to Mt Whitney from Oklahoma no issues follows nice.
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we love our 2017 ford f150 4x4 eco boost. plenty of power and gets 25 mpg.
someone said the Tacoma, that does not flat tow fyi.

trucks you can flat tow are the Jeep gladiator, Dodge 1500, ford F150 and ford Ranger. there maybe a few more.
I've owned two eco boosts and never got close to 25mpg. You must drive real slow or have a different way of calculating mileage.
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