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Old 10-29-2017, 12:31 PM   #1
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Advice on Toad?

I have a 2014 Sunseeker 3170DS. We are thinking about a tow vehicle. I am thinking that a tow bar (4 wheels down) is the way to go. What tow vehicle might you recommend? And, why? Thanks for any input!
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Old 10-29-2017, 12:34 PM   #2
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Newer JK jeep or older CRV with an automatic, or maybe even a stick shift small truck....
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Old 10-29-2017, 12:42 PM   #3
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I just bought a jeep jk for my toad. Don't have it setup for towing yet as I'm still researching tow bars etc. But boy I really love the JK
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Title changed from tow vehicle to toad, for clarification.
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Old 10-29-2017, 01:22 PM   #5
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We have a 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee. Needed a toad and a 4x4 for driving on the beach.

My advice is to do your homework and then just like Santa, check it twice!

Here's a link for the Motorhome Magazine Dinghy Guide...

Downloadable Dinghy Guides | Motorhome Magazine

Good luck with your search!

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I have two toads, a 2013 Honda CR-V and a 2017 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited. I love the Jeep and hope to always use a Jeep as a toad from this point forward. The thing I like about the Jeep is you can pull the key and lock the doors while you tow. The CR-V requires the key in the ignition to lock the steering and the pulling of a fuse to stop the radio from draining the battery.

BTW, the CR-V starting in 2015 cannot be flat towed anymore due to switching to the CVT transmission.

If you are interested, I have a video on flat towing the Jeep.

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Old 10-29-2017, 09:09 PM   #7
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We tow a 2014 Subaru Outback, 6 speed, 4 down. No issues. Gives me the street, everyday driver and some off pavement capabilities. I understand that 2014 was the last year for 6 speeds. I find it a no hassle tow and a good everyday driver.
Listed in order of popularity of flat tow based on my personal observations in CG's.
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I'm towing a '06 Jeep Liberty 4 down. Don't even know it's back there until I check my monitors!
NSA Ready Brake, Blue Ox Alpha bar and a Blue Ox baseplate.
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I have a 2014 Sunseeker 3170DS. We are thinking about a tow vehicle. I am thinking that a tow bar (4 wheels down) is the way to go. What tow vehicle might you recommend? And, why? Thanks for any input!
We tow a GMC terrain. Works great. Key on acc. Pull fuse 32 inside. Easy to get to. Only problem is make sure break assist has sufficient 12 volt power. Had to run a direct line to battery.
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Old 10-31-2017, 02:24 PM   #10
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one way 12 volt

Consider a brake buddy of somesort. Hopkins 39332 BrakeBuddy Towed Vehicle Battery Maintainer. It only allows power to flow from the coach to the toad, and not back to the coach.
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