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Old 05-20-2012, 04:20 AM   #11
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The hitch on the Georgetown is rated at 5000 lbs.
Our Honda is a good FIT for us.
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Old 05-20-2012, 07:53 AM   #12
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Is there anybody using a lite truck with 4x4 as a toad with a Georgetown?
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Old 05-20-2012, 08:01 AM   #13
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We tow a Honda FIT as well. Don't even know it's there even through the mountains, fairly cheep to buy, good on gas, good resale. Down side is low clearance so it's not taking you down potholed dirt roads.

I'd think your biggest decsion point would be if you want to be able to run it on dirt/4x4 type roads and based on that either go for a small FIT type thing or a small jeep/SUV type thing. Don't really need a full size anything for running around and why burn the extra gas both towing and running anything large. I much prefer the $35 FIT fillup bill to the $250 RV fillup bill

One thing we were pleasantly surprised about was that the odometer in the FIT does not track towed miles.....I assumed it would.....not sure if all vehicles don't rack miles when towed or not.....
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Old 05-20-2012, 08:13 AM   #14
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A friend of ours has a Jeep Liberty that they like.
Pull the leaver to disconnect the drive line turn the key to unlock the steering and away you go.
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Old 05-20-2012, 08:26 AM   #15
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I just picked up a 2012 FIAT 500 with stick shift.
That's a really great looking little car, Iggy.
Much nicer than the Fiat my dad came home with one day in the late '70s.
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Old 05-20-2012, 11:03 AM   #16
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We have a 2004 Chevy Tracker, aka Suzuki Vitarra. It is an automatic with 4X4, tows four flat, has seating for five and ample storage. Weighs in at around 3000 lbs and is under the max tow allowance of our 2008 378.
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Iggy, thank you very much for this info on the Fiat! Do you know the towing capacity of the Georgetown 378XL?

I did a little research on that question. The hitch i rated for 5,000 lbs but found in some Ford F-53 chassis information it only is rated for 4,000 lbs.
That is the reason I like saying under 3,000 lbs because the more weight you pull the worse your mileage can be. So the FIAT at 2,363 lbs is just right for my DW and me. Others may need more with kids and stuff.

The FIAT odometer does not turn while towing.
It also doesn;t have a steering wheel lock.
So all you need to do to tow is put it in neutral and go.
Love simplicity.
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Old 05-21-2012, 09:50 AM   #18
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I have a 2011 Chevy Colorado 4x4 ,very easy to set up to tow.Had a jeep wrangler before the Colorado,it was lighter,but no room in back seat.
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How much does your Cherolet Colorado 4x4 weigh? Thank you for your input!
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Old 05-21-2012, 01:25 PM   #20
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I have the Z71 crew cab,I think it is around 4100-4200 lbs
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