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RE: Can you tow a 2019 Honda Civic Sadan manual trans 4 down?

Excellent, Ed, my son is actually taking delivery on a new 2019 Civic sadan 6spd tomorrow. I'll check in his owners' manual to confirm it matches what you posted. I feel sure it will. I knew an automatic and cvt were out of the question. I'm hoping someone is out there using one this wau with some miles of proof behind them. Thanks
joe&julie81 12/27/19 04:25pm Dinghy Towing
Can you tow a 2019 Honda Civic Sadan manual trans 4 down?

Motor Home Magazine shows that the Civic coupe, and Hatchback Sport, manuals, are towable 4 down. The very rare 4door sadans have the same 6spd manual transmission. Does anyone have a 4door 2019, or close, Civic that you're towing 4 down?
joe&julie81 12/27/19 11:35am Dinghy Towing
RE: 2nd to Wrangler what are the best toad options?

Yeah there's a 512 page owner's manual that I haven't weeded through on my phone yet to find the pertinent information.
joe&julie81 11/25/19 07:27pm Dinghy Towing
RE: Extra long towbar instead of supertruss mod?

Yes thank you. This is the answer I am looking for. I was meaning the drawbar rather than the towbar.
joe&julie81 11/24/19 02:14pm Truck Campers
RE: 2nd to Wrangler what are the best toad options?

Ok, good advice, I will. I'm still hoping to hear from someone actually using a 2014 (or close) manual transmission Subaru as a toad. Thanks
joe&julie81 11/24/19 02:07pm Dinghy Towing
RE: 2nd to Wrangler what are the best toad options?

According to the Motorhome Magazine towables chart the 2014 (just the age I thought I might want to purchase) is towable with no restrictions (manual transmission only). Several other Subaru models of that same year and manual are also listed as towable with no restrictions. So how reliable that list is I'm not sure; seems to be the main guide rvers use to pick out a toad to purchase for that purpose. I'm just wondering if any of you out there can give me first hand knowledge of actually usibg a 2014 Subaru manual, easily and with no issues for a number of years? Or does someone know that you absolutely cannot tow a 2014 Subaru.
joe&julie81 11/23/19 10:04pm Dinghy Towing
RE: Extra long towbar instead of supertruss mod?

By extra long I just mean longer than the standard short bars you buy at Walmart. Maybe 16-18inches should work fine stand alone. Someone mentioned earlier using chains - I assume with rings welded to the ball end of the bar to attach turnbuckles to rings also maybe welded to the truck's frame rails (using turnbuckles or chains) to shore up the side to side torquing? That may not be necessary with a relatively light toad, 4 down?)
joe&julie81 11/22/19 07:10pm Truck Campers
RE: 2nd to Wrangler what are the best toad options?

Anybody towing a manual Subaru (Outback, Legacy, Impreza, Voloster, etc? If so, do you have to do anything other than put it in neutral?
joe&julie81 11/22/19 06:50pm Dinghy Towing
RE: The best Wranglers for towing?

And what about the 6 speed manual, wjat year dod they first offer it? How many speeds did the manual have before the 6spd?
joe&julie81 11/21/19 10:44am Dinghy Towing
RE: The best Wranglers for towing?

How far back, what years, does the 8 speed automatic transmission go. How long have they offered it?
joe&julie81 11/21/19 06:05am Dinghy Towing
Extra long towbar instead of supertruss mod?

I'm considering towing a Jeep Wrangler, probably 4dr, with my rig listed here (weight 4000-4500 lbs). Is there such a thing as an extended towbar for towing a vehicle that's not real heavy in lieu of adding the supertruss receiver hitch to extend the drawbar out the 18 inches that my tc overhangs? As long as the towed vehicle trails far enough behind the truck/tc rig it should be alright for turns? Anybody using interchangeable towbars of differing lengths, determined by what the toad is being pulled by?
joe&julie81 11/20/19 05:07pm Truck Campers
2nd to Wrangler what are the best toad options?

Especially considering fuel economy and ease of flat towing,what are the dinghy s of choice? I've heard Jettas get good mileage. What are the considerations if not going with a Wrangler?
joe&julie81 11/20/19 02:09pm Dinghy Towing
RE: The best Wranglers for towing?

I'm thinking about getting one for doing Driveaway (bobtail, box truck,school bus, motorhome delivery / relocation. The toad would be to get between deliveries and pickups. I would also like to pull it behind my current rig, to CA at least once per year. The rep at Elkhart Hitches said 4k lbs is the limit for the clamp on hitch arrangement used in that industry. The overhang for my truck camper is 18inches, can you get an extended tow bar for that application rather than a supertruss hitch setup on the truck? Do the 6spd manual jeeps get much better mileage than the automatics?
joe&julie81 11/20/19 11:02am Dinghy Towing
The best Wranglers for towing?

There seems to be a myriad of Wrangler models and options. How much heavier are the 4doors than the 2dr? Are there any 4dr models that come in under or slightly over 4k lbs? It seems 4k is cut off weight, not sure if because of the hitch capacities or braking? Which model configurations make the best toads and get the best fuel mileage? Can one person possibly sleep in a 4dr version but not in a 2dr? Any other considerations regarding plus and minuses of the different models especially in terms of towing and all around versatility?
joe&julie81 11/19/19 11:34pm Dinghy Towing
RE: Towing a Ram 3500 manual ?

Anybody heard about anybody doing anything like that?
joe&julie81 10/31/19 11:30am Dinghy Towing
RE: Towing a Ram 3500 manual ?

Thanks, It's 2wd, no transfer case, 6spd manual. I'll have to weigh it at a Cat scale for the combined weight, truch + pop-up truck camper mounted. I'm considering using it as a go between vehicle for drive away jobs, relocating bobtails, box trucks, vac trucks, fire trucks, crane trucks, tow trucks, motorhomes, etc. Would have to utilize a clamp-on/bolt-on reciever on the tow vehicle.
joe&julie81 10/31/19 11:29am Dinghy Towing
Towing a Ram 3500 manual ?

This topic has been moved to another forum. You can read it here: 29992319
joe&julie81 10/31/19 06:40am Towing
Towing a Ram 3500 manual ?

I'm wondering if it's possible to tow a large pickup, Dodge 3500, with a pop-up truck camper mounted, 4-down, behind a motorhome, or a bobtail tractor? Would modifications be necessary for the pickup, such as a drive shaft disconnect? Would the ignition have to be on to release the wheel. Anyone out there actually doing this?
joe&julie81 10/31/19 06:40am Dinghy Towing
RE: Must cross Yosemite NP to Convict Lake?

This is the OP. We did have to pay the entrance fee, $35 now, although the ranger did everything he could to find us a discount. We had not driven the backcountry of Yosemite before and it was an awesome drive. It wasn't really a loss. Thanks for the input.
joe&julie81 10/08/19 08:02pm Roads and Routes
Must cross Yosemite NP to Convict Lake?

We are going from Fresno to Convict Lake and the most common route seems to include CA 120 through Yosemite NP. My question is do you have to pay the park entrance fee for Yosemite to get through the park to the other side to access US 395 to go to Convict Lake, if Yosemite is not your destination? If so is there another option to circumvent the park and avoid the fee?
joe&julie81 10/01/19 09:09pm Roads and Routes
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