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Old 01-26-2018, 04:37 PM   #21
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I think to OP is asking about a vehicle to tow the trailer and not a towd.
No, the OP stated they have a Sunseeker, which is a motor home, NOT a trailer.

I changed the title from Tow Vehicle to Toad, to prevent such confusion.
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Old 01-26-2018, 04:41 PM   #22
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Thanks the line "best tow vehicle" is what i focused.
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Old 01-26-2018, 04:57 PM   #23
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Thanks the line "best tow vehicle" is what i focused.
I changed his statement to best Toad.
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Old 01-26-2018, 04:59 PM   #24
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We have a 2012 Jeep Libery that is very easy to set up. It has a bit more interior room than the the Wranglers, but all of the attributes. One plus is that when the Liberty isn't being towed, nothing is exposed on the front end.
The setup was completely DIY.
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Old 01-26-2018, 05:12 PM   #25
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Wranglers don't have much exposed, it depends on what you choose for the base plate.
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Old 01-26-2018, 06:04 PM   #26
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I paid $1000 for a 2 yr old used ACME that had been used twice (about 3k miles).
And therein lies the rub.

Sooo... get an electric moped/bike, with a cargo basket/pouch.

Pros: Cheaper, doesn't need towing just stowing, no liquid fuel required other than what you will need to toss down your gullet every few miles, low maintenance, (the bike that is), folding models available, reasonable (acceptable? meh) speeds achievable, all-terrain (well, sort of), cute, comes in a variety of colors (white or black), light weight, (for a fit person) and can be used as a fitness program accessory both at home and on the road.

Cons: You'll look like a dork anyway so you may as well go the whole hog and kit yourselves out with white shorts, tennis shoes and lime green tee shirts, the Chevy Chase thing.

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Old 01-26-2018, 06:12 PM   #27
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And therein lies the rub.

Sooo... get an electric moped/bike, with a cargo basket/pouch.<snip>

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As we use our toad as our only vehicle for the 6+ months we are in Arizona, with the wife occasionally wanting to go somewhere with me also, the moped just won't work.
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Old 01-26-2018, 08:02 PM   #28
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We tow a 2017 F-150 XLT 4X4 with a blue Ox tow bar and stay and play brake system installed on the truck. Very easy to hook up and 15 seconds to put truck into tow mode, no fuses to pull or battery cable to remove. The new Ford trucks have the aluminum bodies and with the V6 eco boost engine the weight is acceptable to tow and with the super crew cab and fold down front seat I can carry 6 people comfortably.
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Old 01-27-2018, 12:20 AM   #29
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I recommend a Jeep Wrangler or Cherokee. We tow a Jeep Grand Cherokee but itís a bit heavier. But they are great to flat tow and easy to setup. Plus the drivetrain is not working during towing. I tow at 65 mph for many hours.Click image for larger version

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Old 01-27-2018, 01:05 AM   #30
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Agree! Dolly is too much hassle. We loved our Jeep Commander, but sold it when we bought a fifth wheel. Did not like towing, so going back to motorized but cannot find a Commander anywhere (guess folks hang onto them) -- hubby loved it!
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Old 01-27-2018, 01:46 AM   #31
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There is no "best" toad vehicle that any of us can recommend to you. Go to the dealerships, drive the cars you are considering, decide which one you like best, consider how much you will be driving this vehicle when you are not at a campsite, take into consideration how many years you will be using the "toad", follow the evaluations provided by publications such as Consumer Reports.


I would never consider anything but a Honda, but that's just me........oohh, and my wife, too.
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Old 01-27-2018, 07:25 AM   #32
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Have a 2012 Jeep Liberty that could be used but at 4300 lbs I am looking for something smaller and lighter also.

The new Jeep Compass is little over 3000 lbs total and towable 4 down with the front wheel drive manual transmission model.

Have been looking at either that or the Chevy Cruze manual transmission model as well.

Liberty has been good and only has 49k on it but looking toward retirement- smaller / lighter / better gas mileage would be nice.
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Old 01-27-2018, 08:08 AM   #34
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We tow a 2015 Honda Fit 6 speed manual 4 down behind our Forester MBS. Great little car, surprisingly roomy even for 4 people, well engineered and Honda reliability. I also use it as my airport car since it gets close to 40 mpg. Lighter weight than the Jeeps. The MBS is pretty heavily loaded and doesn't have much excess capacity.
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Old 01-27-2018, 09:12 AM   #35
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We tow a 2015 Honda Fit 6 speed manual 4 down behind our Forester MBS. Great little car, surprisingly roomy even for 4 people, well engineered and Honda reliability. I also use it as my airport car since it gets close to 40 mpg. Lighter weight than the Jeeps. The MBS is pretty heavily loaded and doesn't have much excess capacity.
Iím trying desperately to find one.
Had one behind our 2012 378xl Georgetown
Sold the RV sold the Fit ... thought we were off the road.
Back on the road with SUNSEEKER.
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Old 01-27-2018, 09:48 AM   #36
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I see you have a hybrid; we tow a hybrid Ford - a CMAX. I sold DW's Lexus and bought a CMAX for us to tow and to use as DW daily driver. I've asked her many times if she regrets getting rid of the luxury car and she assures me never a problem. Loves her little car and its great electronics and comfort/convenience engineering; I love it because it is very peppy and almost drives like a sports car. We use a NSA ReadyBrute Elite tow bar system with a built in brake and it works like a charm. We've got about 20,000 miles on this rig and tow setup and couldn't be happier.
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Old 01-27-2018, 10:16 AM   #37
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There is no "best" toad vehicle that any of us can recommend to you. Go to the dealerships, drive the cars you are considering, decide which one you like best, consider how much you will be driving this vehicle when you are not at a campsite, take into consideration how many years you will be using the "toad", follow the evaluations provided by publications such as Consumer Reports.


I would never consider anything but a Honda, but that's just me........oohh, and my wife, too.


Since Iíve been looking for a lighter one than my 2012 Liberty I looked at the Hondaís.

Canít find where they are approved for 4 down towing. Not on the annual Toad / dinghy list at least.
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I know Iíve asked this before. The more research I do, the more confused I get.

Recommended and best toad for...

2017 SUNSEEKER..MSB...2400W
There is no right answer to your question.....everybody has their choice.

Pick the year of how much you want to spend from any year listed here.

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Old 01-27-2018, 11:11 AM   #39
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I see you have a hybrid; we tow a hybrid Ford - a CMAX. I sold DW's Lexus and bought a CMAX for us to tow and to use as DW daily driver. I've asked her many times if she regrets getting rid of the luxury car and she assures me never a problem. Loves her little car and its great electronics and comfort/convenience engineering; I love it because it is very peppy and almost drives like a sports car. We use a NSA ReadyBrute Elite tow bar system with a built in brake and it works like a charm. We've got about 20,000 miles on this rig and tow setup and couldn't be happier.
What is a Cmax. Do you flat tow...and how. I donít want to trailer
I didnít think this would be so hard
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