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Old 02-18-2015, 12:02 PM   #1
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Best car to tow

I would appreciate any input concerning opinions on the best car (in your opinion) to tow. Would appreciate both pros and cons of the vehicle anyone is currently towing. Probably will purchase something new and from reading previous posts what was towable then may not be towable now. Leaning toward 4 down but may consider dolly.

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Old 02-18-2015, 02:53 PM   #2
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I've been towing a 2004 Honda CRV, all wheel drive, automatic, all wheels down for over 12 years and 80,000 tow miles with no problems, and no aftermarket mods necessary. Not sure the current models can be towed the same, most dealers should be able to assist. Can't say enough about the Honda.
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Old 02-18-2015, 03:17 PM   #3
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We looked at the CRV, not 4 down towable anymore.
Considered a couple of manual transmission cars, DW said "WE" had some of those when were in our 20/30/40/50's not in our 60's!
Jeep was next, we've had a Chrysler product.
Fiat was next, same as the Jeep, at the time too small.
Smart car, steering while in tow issues, too small.

We ended up with a Ford C-Max, no fuses to pull, plenty of room in tail light for bulb wired from MH, etc!
Hook up cmax, start, put in neturel, turn off, get out.
Hot wire from MH keeps the battery charged.

We have over 10k towed mile, NO problems .

One problem with the C-Max, it has been recalled several time, but from recent news reports that's probably true of "most" car built in 2013/2014.

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Old 02-18-2015, 04:21 PM   #4
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We also tow a CRV-AWD, and you are right starting in 2015 you can't tow 4 down. We bought our CRV used and love it, it tows like a dream.
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Old 02-18-2015, 06:24 PM   #5
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Toad is a JK jeep with automatic. blue ox everything. Put the transfer case in neutral, take the key out and flat tow. To be any easier the JK would have to automatically hook itself up when it gets close. Center console 12v is always hot so you can run a patriot brake. Wish the jeep had a seperate switch and RF signal for the tire pressure, a built in jeep tire signal to the coach would be great (while im wishing add a right side rear veiw camera signal too).
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Lots of info. Search for toad. Subaru Outback manual tranny, best tow. Demco tow bar with RVI2 brake system. No problems.


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Old 02-18-2015, 11:52 PM   #7
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Here's a link that was given to me as I'm looking at a first RV; perhaps it will be helpful to you also as you look at towing: http://www.fmca.com/images/stories/pdf/towing_2015.pdf
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Old 02-19-2015, 12:56 PM   #8
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X2 on the Jeep. Easy to tow, Blue Ox connection and M&G Engineering brakes...a little pricy with installation but simple connection, truly proportional activation, and no boxes/brackets/etc. to mess with.
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Old 02-19-2015, 01:21 PM   #9
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Ford Edge is the Best

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I would appreciate any input concerning opinions on the best car (in your opinion) to tow. Would appreciate both pros and cons of the vehicle anyone is currently towing. Probably will purchase something new and from reading previous posts what was towable then may not be towable now. Leaning toward 4 down but may consider dolly.

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Old 02-19-2015, 01:24 PM   #10
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Ford Edge is the best ...CRV would be my second but now the new one are not flat towable. We also use Blue Ox towing equpiment with the Brake Buddy Classic brake
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