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Old 07-17-2015, 04:07 PM   #21
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Are there any automatic transmission flat-tow vehicles?
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Old 07-17-2015, 04:23 PM   #22
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N.E.d. said he tows an automatic
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We tow a 2014 Honda CRV. This is the last year they can be towed 4 down.
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Old 07-17-2015, 04:39 PM   #24
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I have towed my 2012 Ford Focus Automatic behind my 2000 Reflection for the past 5 years (20k Mi.) with no problems.
Follow the instructions in the Ford handbook to the letter.
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N.E.d. said he tows an automatic
I tow a Jeep Cherokee automatic but at 4000# curb weight might be a little heavy for a Solera. Check the motorhome dinghy guide will tell you curb weight ,wheither it will tow if an automatic and what you will have to do to get it to tow 4 down http://www.motorhome.com/download-dinghy-guides/
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Old 07-17-2015, 05:06 PM   #26
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These days most Ford products with auto trans can be towed 4 down. I towed an Edge with auto for three years. No problem. Currently tow a Ford C-MAX with no problems (because wife wanted a hybrid that got more than 40 MPG). Only problem with the Fords is that you HAVE TO have a hot wire from the coach to the car battery or it will be dead when you arrive at your destination.
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Old 07-17-2015, 05:13 PM   #27
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We tow a 2013 Ford Edge behind our Lexington with a Roadmaster Sterling bar and Brake Buddy. It is an automatic and barely affects MH gas mileage. It is in the 4000 lb. range, but is plenty roomy for driving around, and AWD. We did install a Toad Charge to help with battery drain. Our Ford dealer paid for it since we found out about the battery drain AFTER we bought the Edge. Everything works great, now.
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We tow a 2013 Ford Edge behind our Lexington with a Roadmaster Sterling bar and Brake Buddy. It is an automatic and barely affects MH gas mileage. It is in the 4000 lb. range, but is plenty roomy for driving around, and AWD. We did install a Toad Charge to help with battery drain. Our Ford dealer paid for it since we found out about the battery drain AFTER we bought the Edge. Everything works great, now.
I used a Brake Buddy in a Jeep Wrangler and sometimes it worked OK and sometimes the compressor worked a long time to get ready and sometimes it just quit with an error code. Used it in a Ford Edge next and it never seemed to work well. Brake Buddy folks said it was because the Wrangler had a power point and a cigarette lighter. The lighter put out full amps but the power point reduced the amps available (BB worked in the cig lighter not the PP). The Edge had only PP's. They provided a free wire kit to wire the BB direct to the battery. Worked fine.
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Old 07-17-2015, 05:50 PM   #29
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If you can find a Saturn Vue, buy it. It is the best tow vehicle ever made. Great gas mileage and easy to tow. Mine never had a problem and I was averaging 34 mpg combined city/hwy. The newest you can now buy is a 2009 and it looks like the new
suvs on the road today. Even though it is no longer made, all the parts are GM or you can get them generic.
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