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Old 07-17-2015, 03:07 PM   #21
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Are there any automatic transmission flat-tow vehicles?
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Old 07-17-2015, 03:23 PM   #22
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N.E.d. said he tows an automatic
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Old 07-17-2015, 03:38 PM   #23
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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, 03:39 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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Old 07-17-2015, 03:39 PM   #25
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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, 04:06 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, 04:13 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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Old 07-17-2015, 04:32 PM   #28
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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, 04:50 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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Old 07-17-2015, 08:52 PM   #30
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Old 07-17-2015, 10:55 PM   #31
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Subaru Forrester, with a manual transmission. Almost any Subi, new or used, with a manual tranny can be towed 4 down with no modifications needed to be done.
Ultra reliable and dependable. All wheel drive, with the road clearence of a stock Jeep Wrangler.
We tow a Subi XV Crosstrek, but its a smaller crossover and the Forrester is a regular suv. Its our 6th Subi, and wouldn't have any other make/brand.
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Thanks. I've owned Subarus in the past and was looking at the Forrester or Outback. Because I'm short, I prefer something that sets me up a bit higher when I'm driving in town.
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We have a 2014 Georgetown with the V10 and went through the same questions until we decided on a Lincoln MKX at first we were looking for a Ford Edge but this was a couple years older and like new so we went for it. It tows like it is not even there tracks great and roomy and comfy when you get to your location. But regardless of what you choose go with the Blue Ox tow bar its a little more than most but look what you have to loose. The bracket that installs on the car wasn't difficult the company gives great instructions and when complete you don't even know its there. Suggestion is look at all the cars/trucks vs prices and what you have to do to tow, some you have to pull fuses some disconnect battery some startup every so many miles some you have to install separate pump. I selected the lincoln/edge because you do nothing, hope some of this helps.
Blue Ox was highly suggested by quite a few of my co-workers who flat tow. I have a 2012 BMW X3 and from what I have read, they are not good for flat towing. Looking at something to replace it. Prefer SUV since I am short!
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We tow a 2014 Honda CRV. This is the last year they can be towed 4 down.
Why is that?
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Old 07-17-2015, 11:07 PM   #34
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I sold my 2007 Saturn Vue to my son earlier this year. He now lives 3 hours away, but doesn't have an issue with me borrowing it. I'd rather find something comparable to it. I enjoyed driving it while I had it.
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Old 07-18-2015, 01:07 PM   #35
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I toad a Suzuki samurai ( 86), but on the way to Boise it began smoking.So took it to a mechanic who said it probably knocked into gear and blew the engine but would cost as much to find out as a new engine. So we ordered a new engine which after installation would not run the fuel pump! Took it to repair shop here in Wy told them it needed new cam with lobe to run fuel pump and NOT to just put elec. fuel pump on. $627 later they say its ready-we pick it up -it runs but we hear a whine- yep an electric fuel pump! Called them " a miscommunication" ! Not only did the owner not tell the mechanic that it was a brand new engine( so no correct breakin) but did not give him our written inst, on no elec. fuel pump! So just ordered correct cam and gaskets to install-not at same shop. Can any one who toad a Sammy tell me the correct transfer case and transmission setting. ? .? Suzuki say one thing, zookeeper says another. Now we think orig. engine just blew oil through I and is okay! Please any help really appreciated!
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Old 07-18-2015, 09:33 PM   #36
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We used to tow a Toyota Yaris with a manual transmission. It was easy to tow, but we wanted to be able to explore places when we travel. Now we tow a Jeep Wrangler with an automatic transmission. It still tows great, and is way more fun to drive than the Yaris.
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MINI COOPER !!!!! We've towed our 5-speed for thousands of miles.....

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Old 07-20-2015, 11:22 AM   #38
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I thought of a Mini Cooper a few years ago but I needed an automatic trans and discovered that towing one (even using a dolly) would void the warranty.
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Old 07-21-2015, 04:32 PM   #39
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Ford Edge, Lincon MKX, Honda CRV are popular but whatever you are contimplating look in the owners manual under towing it will tell you... best advice!
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Pop the transfer case in neutral. Easy.


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