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Old 08-18-2016, 10:15 AM   #1
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To TOW or To RENT

We are new RV owners, and had initially made the decision not to tow my wife's 2016 Yukon . Just the costs of modifications and such to get it tow-able.

So, our first few months of RVing we spent about 1800 on rentals .. That's not the issue the issue was most cities they are sold out or unable to get something to fit our 6 member family ..

So my question, we made the decision to buy a tow-able . We noticed that little guys and even the ones in the million dollar rides all use Jeeps .

After reading , we thought about doing a Jeep and adding the 3rd row seat .

What do you all think about the Jeep
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Old 08-18-2016, 10:58 AM   #2
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I think you already answered your own question. Jeep is definitely the most popular tow vehicle that we see. And the most versatile in my opinion. Have fun shopping!!
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Old 08-18-2016, 11:02 AM   #3
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We are new RV owners, and had initially made the decision not to tow my wife's 2016 Yukon . Just the costs of modifications and such to get it tow-able.

So, our first few months of RVing we spent about 1800 on rentals .. That's not the issue the issue was most cities they are sold out or unable to get something to fit our 6 member family ..

So my question, we made the decision to buy a tow-able . We noticed that little guys and even the ones in the million dollar rides all use Jeeps .

After reading , we thought about doing a Jeep and adding the 3rd row seat .

What do you all think about the Jeep
Just buy a Durango with the 3rd row seat already in it.

http://www.davesmith.com/dinghy-towing.htm

Edit: I wouldn't try to add a 3rd row to any vehicle and put my kids it it. Those are crumple zones not designed for passengers. Buy a vehicle that is flat tow able and can seat the proper number of passengers from the factory where it has to pass crash test ratings.
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Old 08-19-2016, 08:42 AM   #4
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Thank you for your input . Something to think about . That's super important to me , their safety ..
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I'm a super jeep fanatic and I would NOT recommend a wrangler and adding a 3rd row seat. The roll bar tapers behind the back seat exposing the heads of who'm ever would be back there. Also, the back would be very cramped and the temperature inside the jeep will be much different up front than it will in the very back.

I think the Grand Cherokee has a third row seat, however it's just a glorified Durango.
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Old 08-19-2016, 12:27 PM   #6
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We are new RV owners, and had initially made the decision not to tow my wife's 2016 Yukon . Just the costs of modifications and such to get it tow-able.

So, our first few months of RVing we spent about 1800 on rentals .. That's not the issue the issue was most cities they are sold out or unable to get something to fit our 6 member family ..

So my question, we made the decision to buy a tow-able . We noticed that little guys and even the ones in the million dollar rides all use Jeeps .

After reading , we thought about doing a Jeep and adding the 3rd row seat .

What do you all think about the Jeep

I have (hopefully) attached a pdf of the 2016 tow guide. . .a list of all vehicles that can be towed 4 wheels down.
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The alternative might be to buy a dolley for the drive wheels or low trailer that can carry your Yukon.
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Old 08-19-2016, 01:56 PM   #8
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Instead of buying another vehicle, why not just do the modifications on the Yukon to make it towable? As I recall, the Yukon is all-wheel drive vs. the Tahoe's 4WD. Our Tahoe's 4WD and flat towable without any modification (other than baseplate and brake control).
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On high end Tahoe's they do offer autotrac which I believe is identical on both models which is similar to AWD when in the auto mode.
At least it was for '15 when I was deciding between GMC/Chevy, Yukon Denali/Tahoe LTZ vs Sierra/Silverado.
Both had a TC neutral position for flat towing.
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On high end Tahoe's they do offer autotrac which I believe is identical on both models which is similar to AWD when in the auto mode.
At least it was for '15 when I was deciding between GMC/Chevy, Yukon Denali/Tahoe LTZ vs Sierra/Silverado.
Both had a TC neutral position for flat towing.
I wish that GM would offer the 6.0 gas in the Chev. Tahoe/Suburban like they have in the GMC Denali. Of course, what I would REALLY like is the Duramax in the Tahoe/Suburban/Yukon! Unfortunately, don't see that happening.
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