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Old 04-17-2015, 02:15 AM   #1
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Whats your toad?

Year make and model? We have a 2014 jeep wrangler unlimited and hate that thing... So we are looking for something easy to tow.. And much better on gas... So whats your toad and pros and cons
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Old 04-17-2015, 06:21 AM   #2
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I have a 2000 Jeep Wrangler TJ Sport.Click image for larger version

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I tow this on a car trailer. This is our fun rock crawling Back country Jeep. Also Tow (not at the same time) a 2013 Jeep Wrangler JK 2-door Sport.Click image for larger version

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The JK is flat towed. It just depends on what our trips are all about, both Jeeps are street legal. I'm a total life long Jeep enthusiast and for Me a Jeep is the perfect toad. Nothing screams adventure more that the sight of a Motorhome towing a Jeep, a total adventure package. keep your Jeep and keep your eyes always peeled for the sigh that says, "Minimum Maintenance Road, Travel at your own risk." When you see that sigh it's time to unhook the Jeep and got explore. (OlllllllO)


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Go not got.


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Old 04-17-2015, 06:57 AM   #4
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Just one more note, I used to have a 2010 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 4-door. It had 4" of lift, 37" BF Goodrich AT KO tires, bumpers, And a 12,000lb winch. We got the 4-door because it was just to hard trying to get our little grandson in and out of the back seat of a 2-door Jeep. Now he's old enough he wants to hook his own self up under our supervision of course, so we went back to 2-door Jeeps. But I flat towed that Rubicon all over the place, with our old MH, a 1998 Fleetwood Flair[ATTACH]74468[/
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That had a Chevy 454. It towed easy back there and we would get 9.8mpg with it. I don't expect to see that kind of mpg from JeNNY BUT I HOPE THAT V-10 will get 8+MPG's. I don't drive my motorhomes very hard. 62-63mph is it. And I hope JeNNY's power is better than the 454 was, though that 454 did a great job. In less than 5 weeks we take JeNNY ON HER 1st trip, out to Moab Utah and Big Bird will be coming along on that trip, on the car trailer. Big Bird is the Name of our 2000 TJ. JeNNY (the name of out 2015 FR3) only had 750 miles on her, so we will see how she dose. Between Gods help with the weather/wind and my loving Right Foot we will do everything we can to help JeNNY do the best she can as a team. I find it hard to understand that your 4-door is giving you a hard time back there. But I haven't taken my 1st trip with JeNNY yet and so ill find out.


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2013 Hyundai Elantra GT! We tow it behind our Forester using an Acme tow dolly.


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We did the Jeep thing, hated it. So now we toad a 2013 Honda CRV AWD, with automatic transmission, we use the Blue ox toad system with the invisibrake, it only takes me about 3 to 4 minutes to hook it up.
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We have a 2012 Lexington. Flat tow a 2013 Subaru Crosstrek with manual tranny. Pretty much all Subi's with a manual tranny can be flat towed with no time/milage/speed restrictions. No special equipment needed.
Subi's are very reliable, keep their value. Best all wheel drive system in the business.
The Crosstrek is basically an Impreza on steroids. Good gas milage, fairly comfortable, fairly well equipped, and has the road clearence of a stock Jeep. Good if you want to explore the back roads.
Weighs 3100 lbs, and tows real easy.
If you need more room, consider a Subaru Forrester.
If I had to get another toad tomorrow, it would be a Subi, hands down.
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We have a 2012 Lexington. Flat tow a 2013 Subaru Crosstrek with manual tranny. Pretty much all Subi's with a manual tranny can be flat towed with no time/milage/speed restrictions. No special equipment needed.
Subi's are very reliable, keep their value. Best all wheel drive system in the business.
The Crosstrek is basically an Impreza on steroids. Good gas milage, fairly comfortable, fairly well equipped, and has the road clearence of a stock Jeep. Good if you want to explore the back roads.
Weighs 3100 lbs, and tows real easy.
If you need more room, consider a Subaru Forrester.
If I had to get another toad tomorrow, it would be a Subi, hands down.
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x2 on the Forester great car! However has to be manual transmission and DW hasn't driven a manual in 30years. We ended up with a Jeep Cherokee, we looked at the Wranglers but liked the finish better on the Cherokee. We still have a couple of years till retirement and the 4wheel drive helps getting to work on those snowy days in New England
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Year make and model? We have a 2014 jeep wrangler unlimited and hate that thing... So we are looking for something easy to tow.. And much better on gas... So whats your toad and pros and cons
We tow a 2011 Smart Fortwo Pure using the Roadmaster base plate and Falcon 2 towbar.
Pros:
It weighs a whopping 1400 lbs loaded.
We get over 40mpg avg mixed driving.
Does not effect coach "economy"
Does not need brake system.
Great for errands and site seeing.
Low Maintainence
Easy to hook up.
Comfortable and fairly smooth ride.

Cons:
Premium Fuel Only
Transmission is electronic shift manual. Takes some getting used to.
Only Mercedes Benz can service it.
Room for two(and 2 small dogs) only.
A bit skittish at 70 mph.
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