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Old 09-05-2014, 03:21 PM   #1
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What's the best dinghy?

I am in the process of buying my first Class A motorhome (probably the FR3 30DS) and I will need to decide on a 4 wheels down dinghy. I have been considering the Hyundai Accent, the Subaru Impreza, or the Toyota Corolla, based on information in the 2014 Guide to Dinghy Towing found on the Motorhome.com website. I realize the vehicle I choose will need to have a manual transmission. Any feedback from you experienced RVer's out there to help me in the decision process would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 09-16-2014, 07:10 PM   #2
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Honda CRV

We have a FR3 30DS & bought a 2014 Honda CRV with automatic transmission to flat tow. It doesn't take long to run it through the gears & let it run 3 minutes to prepare it for towing. Nice towing!! Good luck with whatever you get.
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Old 09-16-2014, 07:24 PM   #3
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We tow a 2013 Subaru Crosstrek which is basically an Impreza on steroids. As with all Subie's if you want to tow 4 down it must be a manual tranny, which ours is.
Have towed it almost 4000 miles now, behind our 2012 Lexington, and honestly, unless I look in the rear view camera, don't know it's there.
Base plate is redily available from Blue Ox, and I installed it myself.
It's also my daily driver, my 3rd Subi, and the wife drives a 2010 Subi Outback, also her third. Very reliable cars, and no problems with any of the 6 in over 400,000 miles total.
If you decide on the Subi, I would suggest you look at the Crosstrek, as it has a higher ground clearence, almost the same as a stock Jeep Wrangler. Might come in handy if you want to explore some back roads or trails, and not much more $ than the Impreza.
Plus, you have the fun factor, it looks different from the rest of the smaller "jelly bean" small cars out there.
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I am in the process of buying my first Class A motorhome (probably the FR3 30DS) and I will need to decide on a 4 wheels down dinghy. I have been considering the Hyundai Accent, the Subaru Impreza, or the Toyota Corolla, based on information in the 2014 Guide to Dinghy Towing found on the Motorhome.com website. I realize the vehicle I choose will need to have a manual transmission. Any feedback from you experienced RVer's out there to help me in the decision process would be greatly appreciated.
grumpy0374 & Grandma99, thanks for the feedback. I really appreciate it.
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