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Old 06-28-2011, 08:34 PM   #11
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I would guess the new 4 door Wrangler would be one. IMHO
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Old 06-28-2011, 09:01 PM   #12
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We are thinking about a towed vehicle - do not have one now. So given the towing limits what vehicles would be on everyone's top 3 list? I want to be able to tow 4 wheels down. Suggestions? Oh we have 3 children - so seating for 5. The plan is to use the toad to access points of interest (like the Going to the Sun highway through Glacier National Park) and shopping (not having to unhook the rv for a grocery run.
We tow a 2010 Ford Escape that can seat 5 and still have cargo space behind. Being a father of 3 too, It would be better to have the 3rd seat. Were part of the station wagon age and even that can get crowded. There are some Ford and GM products that can be towed 4 on the ground and have the room you need. Family motor coach publishes a list of vehicles that can be towed with very little modification.
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We tow a 2010 Ford Escape
do you recall offhand what it weighs and did you have to do modifications? Are you usually in mountainous areas and have you noticed the towed vehicle affects driveability?

This trip (leaving tomorrow) we will probably rent a car at one or more sites. I'm not sure we'd tow a vehicle that far however. Do you leave your escape at home for some trips and take it on others or tow it all the time? Our children are still fairly small - still one car seat and two boosters - but they are growing. Soon the boys are not going to be able to share that lower bunk!
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Old 06-29-2011, 10:13 AM   #14
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With 3 kids in car seats i'd think you'd want 3 row seating to be comfortable.
Chevy Traverse, GMC Acadia are right around 5,0000#.
Ford Flex is a little less.
Those are the only 3 row seating towable vehicles under 5000# I know of.

Mountain driving performance is all about weight. They more you weigh, the harder it will be to pull the grades. Just take your time becuase you will be slow. My towed goes with me wherever I go no matter how far or how high. It's our rescue boat in case something breaks on the motorhome.
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Old 06-29-2011, 11:26 AM   #15
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do you recall offhand what it weighs and did you have to do modifications? Are you usually in mountainous areas and have you noticed the towed vehicle affects driveability?

This trip (leaving tomorrow) we will probably rent a car at one or more sites. I'm not sure we'd tow a vehicle that far however. Do you leave your escape at home for some trips and take it on others or tow it all the time? Our children are still fairly small - still one car seat and two boosters - but they are growing. Soon the boys are not going to be able to share that lower bunk!
We tow our 2004 Grand Am most of the time. It's usually just my wife and myself and occassionally one or two of our daughters. However, we go to Myrtle Beach each summer for a week and always rent a car once we get there. The rental is usually very reasonable and by the time we figure the additional gas to tow the car, the ease of finding a parking spot with just the motorhome and the wear & tear on both vehicles it's just simpler to rent the car. Best part is DW does all the driving once we get there and I get to enjoy the scenery.
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