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Old 03-30-2015, 10:45 PM   #1
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Flat Tow Vehicles

We will probably purchase our Georgetown tomorrow and we are trying to get a handle on flat towing.

As we understand it, a front wheel drive car requires oil to be pumped to the front wheels while driving. If you try to flat tow one of them without some type of auxiliary pump system you will cause serious damage to the car, and if the auxiliary pump fails you car is also damages seriously.


We have a Honda Civic as a second car and Honda does not recommend using it for flat tow. Looks like we need to trade it for something that will flat tow properly.

We are not looking for a Jeep or anything super fancy like a Jaguar. The motor home cost enough already.

Can anyone recommend a relatively nice, but not tiny and cheap, car that will flat tow easily?

PS: we are totally opposed to dolly towing. We want to unhitch and go, not worry about where to put the dolly!
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Here is 2015 dingy towing guide for info......
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Old 03-31-2015, 07:49 AM   #4
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We flat towed a Ford Edge and loved it. It was the first Ford that we ever owned. You would need to check the specific models towing ability and can on the Family Motor Coach Association website
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My RV dealer just sent me a link that can tell you any year, any model car or truck, is it flat tow-able and what has to be done to it.

Store : Remco
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Old 04-01-2015, 05:33 AM   #6
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Thanks for all the help from the forum

We are signing the purchase agreement today and we have to make decisions on what vehicle we will flat tow.

We chose a Chevy Colorado since we are loosing our F-350 in the deal.

We went to the Remco site and discovered we will need a $1050 Lube Kit, a $445 base plate, a $1395 braking system, and a $745 tow bar.

So now my new questions for the group:

The truck is about 3500 lbs. There are two tow bars available, 6000 lb and 10000 lb. Is there any need to move up to the 10000lb bar?

I was told somewhere that the braking system is only required in Canada. Is that true? Is the braking system necessary?
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Thanks for all the help from the forum

We are signing the purchase agreement today and we have to make decisions on what vehicle we will flat tow.

We chose a Chevy Colorado since we are loosing our F-350 in the deal.

We went to the Remco site and discovered we will need a $1050 Lube Kit, a $445 base plate, a $1395 braking system, and a $745 tow bar.

So now my new questions for the group:

The truck is about 3500 lbs. There are two tow bars available, 6000 lb and 10000 lb. Is there any need to move up to the 10000lb bar?

I was told somewhere that the braking system is only required in Canada. Is that true? Is the braking system necessary?
This is my opinion and my opinion only on braking systems.
I think it's a matter of personal opinion, a peace of mind thing.
Some folks insists on braking systems. ..
To me me, it's a matter of choice, there are some states (very few) that require brakes in your toad. I am pretty sure you can go to the Blue Ox website and get that info....make sure it is up to date though.
I have exhaust brakes on my coach and go with that.
So, in summary, I'm not saying yay or nay.....your call.
Just be safe, enjoy your new coach
Congrats
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The truck is about 3500 lbs. There are two tow bars available, 6000 lb and 10000 lb. Is there any need to move up to the 10000lb bar?
We flat tow a 2009 Saturn Outlook behind a 2014 Georgetown 351DS using the Blue Ox setup. I was looking at the Alpha (6,500) and the Aventa (10,000). Two factors got me to spend the extra money for the Aventa.

The car is about 4,800 pounds so I only *needed* the Alpha. However it was only $100 more for the Aventa and I figured that's the one piece that could be used with any coach or any tow vehicle. I felt the $100 now was cheaper than buying an entire new tow bar ($700+) later.

Secondly, I liked the ball and socket design of the Aventa, but simply based on reviews I read and personal style preference.

So while there is probably not a *need* for the 10,000 pound, some things to consider. I'm extremely happy with the Blue Ox setup we have.

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