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Old 01-19-2018, 06:45 PM   #21
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We tow a 2014 Ford Edge.We looked at both the Ford Edge and the Jeep Cherokee. We decided on the Edge because the interior is roomier. It is easy to hook up and we had no problems towing it.
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Old 01-19-2018, 06:50 PM   #22
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Avoid FORD Fiesta and Focus transmission issues with no fix for cars 2011 to 2015 maybe 2016. I repeat no fix. Class action law suit with arbitrators providing jokes for resolution. Galloway Ford never mentioned transmission issues when I was looking and bought I m through with Ford- not trust worthy
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Old 01-19-2018, 07:45 PM   #23
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We bought a 2016 Jeep Patriot manual transmission to complement our 2017 Forester 3011 DS. It is perfect for us. Hitch it with a tow bar, put it in neutral, release the hand brake and you are good to go. We use a Blue Ox Patriot brake so we have the key in the on position.
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Old 01-19-2018, 10:30 PM   #24
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2008 Chevy HHR

We tow a 2008 Chevy HHR with blue Ox tow bar behind our 2018 Sunseeker 2400R (Sprinter MBS). Smooth as silk and room for four when we arrive at the campground since our friends have no toad. HHR has 103000 miles, but was well taken care of including almost new tires and new serpentine belt a year ago. Cheap and effective! 3160lbs. Just pull fuse 5 and off you go!
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Old 01-20-2018, 06:26 AM   #25
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I also have a Forester I pull a jeep wrangler, love it
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Old 01-20-2018, 08:05 AM   #26
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Gotta throw my $0.02 in....
2017 Sunseeker 3010DS pulling a '06 Jeep Liberty, Blue Ox base plate, Blue Ox Alpha tow bar and a NSA Ready Brake - don't have to worry about pulling fuses or making sure braking system doesn't drain battery. If I had it to do over, I'd get the NSA Ready Brute Elite, which combines the Ready Brute and Alpha tow bar. Hardly know the Liberty is back there.
Liberty gives us the room and comfort for when we explore, it's 4x4, receiver on the back for add-on's like my T-bar which serves as the back rail support for our canoe. In the back of the Liberty I carry some firewood in a large zippered bag. With the backseat down, we carry a tote or two with canoe accessories; PFD's, oars, emergency equipment, etc.
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Old 01-20-2018, 09:19 AM   #27
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We tow a Honda HRV (not a CRV) manual trans 4 down behind our Berk 38A. The HRV has a convenient feature; when you turn off the ignition key the steering remains unlocked until the key is removed. You have to tow with a key in the ignition but no electrical disconnects or fuses to contend with. The base HRV model has the key start, the other upgraded HRV models have a push button start that will not allow this. It has plenty of room, light weight, comfortable, and the wife loves it (not so much our old Kia Sportage toad).
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Old 01-20-2018, 09:43 AM   #28
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We have 2010 Kia Soul manual trans. been towing it for 8 years. 90,000 total miles, probably 60,000 towed. 2 sets of tires, front brakes and standard maint. Still going strong. Light weight and roomy.
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Old 01-20-2018, 10:19 AM   #29
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Jeep Wrangler 2dr for the two of us ! Key not needed, fast & easy hookup, easy to pull, small, fun to drive, great to go exploring (with, or without roof) , back seat out for additional storage if needed !

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Old 01-20-2018, 10:56 AM   #30
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I have a 2012 Honda CRV (AWD) and see a lot of them being towed. The newer ones are not to be towed though. You'd have to check. Comfortable ride though.
Yea, I believe from 2016 and on they changed the transmission or something so the all four down is a no go. Best to check any year first.
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Old 01-20-2018, 12:08 PM   #31
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Yea, I believe from 2016 and on they changed the transmission or something so the all four down is a no go. Best to check any year first.
2014 was the last Honda CRV that could be towed.
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Old 01-20-2018, 12:16 PM   #32
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We have a 2017 Forester 2861DS and have been towing a Jeep Wrangler. Would like a vehicle that is easy in and out, solid construction, quiet and comfortable, simple to hook up. Let me know what you all would recommend!
We have a 2017 FR3 28 ft. and tow a 2014 CRV with Blue Ox baseplate and tow bar. Hardly know it is there. A few minutes to hook up and go through towing procedure for transmission. I installed an invisibrake braking system because of some of the horror stories I read about the other systems.
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Old 01-20-2018, 03:48 PM   #33
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We're investigating the same scenario except we have the Sprinter MBS. We've almost decided on a Honda Fit with the manual tranny as we can tow 4 down. We also looked at the Chevy Sonic. We like the reliability of the Honda. Now to decide which tow setup and brakeing system will fit our needs. There is a tow guide available in the library here.
We use an ACME EZTow dolly to tow a Sonic RS Hatchback - works great.
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Old 01-20-2018, 04:10 PM   #34
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i have always thought that if i had a MH i would like a Mini or a smart car on a trailer, to keep wear off the Toads drive train
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Old 01-20-2018, 06:11 PM   #35
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My wife and I tow a VW Bug with a manual transmission. We tow it four wheels down with a Roadmaster tow bar and a permanently mounted Invisibrake system. We are hooked up in less than 5 minutes and need do nothing else except a partial turn of the key to unlock the steering wheel. With the back seat folded down it is almost like pulling a trailer for our golf clubs and other needed equipment and supplies.
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Old 01-21-2018, 09:01 AM   #36
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Tow vehicle: The vehicle pulling the load, ie Ford f250

Toad vehicle: The vehicle being pulled behind the motorhome. Ie Honda, Suzuki, etc.
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Old 01-21-2018, 09:31 AM   #37
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Ford Focus or Fiesta.... 80,000 miles and going strong, just put it in Neutral and pull...
automatic transmission, front wheel drive, 2,500+/- lbs...

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Old 01-21-2018, 01:03 PM   #38
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Honda Element

We have a 2010 Honda Element that works out GREAT. I think that Honda made a big mistake when they discontinued the Element - easy to tow 4 down, flexible space, can accommodate up to 4 passengers and still have some cargo room.
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Old 01-21-2018, 01:29 PM   #39
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Old 01-21-2018, 01:49 PM   #40
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We are currently shopping for a toad vehicle behind our coachmen santara 3690ts with Chevy 8.1 vortex
We are are currently narrowed to jeep Cherokee or grand Cherokee, Cadillac srx, or ford edge. We're looking at a one owner in the $20k range. Then again there's the option of using a dolly like the Acme and going with a front wheel drive. Living in WV we prefer 4x4. Gotta figure something out soon.
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