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bbbrvowner

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Suggestions for cars to flat or dinghy tow behind a class c motor home? Would a small SUV be good? If so, what year and make? Looking for a 4 door. I think jeeps are good, but looking for something less expensive.

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Suggestions for cars to flat or dinghy tow behind a class c motor home? Would a small SUV be good? If so, what year and make? Looking for a 4 door. I think jeeps are good, but looking for something less expensive.


The best way to go about finding a toad for your MH is to look at cars that you like and fit YOUR needs, and are within the weight limits of your RV, and perhaps also dual as a family vehicle so you are not maintaining 2 cars, insurance, registration etc.

THEN look to see if they can be towed four down. That info will be in the owners manual.


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Posted: 12/27/17 09:42am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

rockhillmanor wrote:

bbbrvowner wrote:

Suggestions for cars to flat or dinghy tow behind a class c motor home? Would a small SUV be good? If so, what year and make? Looking for a 4 door. I think jeeps are good, but looking for something less expensive.


The best way to go about finding a toad for your MH is to look at cars that you like and fit YOUR needs, and are within the weight limits of your RV, and perhaps also dual as a family vehicle so you are not maintaining 2 cars, insurance, registration etc.

THEN look to see if they can be towed four down. That info will be in the owners manual.


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We're in a class A but we tow a Mini Cooper Roadster S (6-speed) 4-down. The bonus's to this one is it's fast and fun and comes in a very small and light package. I think it comes in at about 2600 lbs.


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we tow a 13 Hyundai Elantra behind our aspect. less than 3000 lbs good wide stance for stability. Mainly you will be looking for a manual transmission vehicle, but make sure it is towable.

I paid around $800 for the baseplate and wiring harness installs. found the baseplate cheaper on line but then you need to factor in shipping and then the install costs which came out as a wash for just getting done by camp world. Install had special prices so it was a no brainer.

We get on average about 37 mpg when it is drive, have seen mid 40's on flat terrain. Makes for a good tow. Rear seat lie down flat for more trunk space but there also is a hatchback style available. Ours has 150 Hp direct injection engine, 6 sp trans so has plenty of power to get around, just took it into mountains for a funeral and it did fine. Just dont see many being towd. BTW KIA is also owned by Hyundai!

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Mom towed a Chevy Cobalt (don't remember the year, but I think it was an 08 or 09) because it was so very light. I remember driving their Class C on a trip and wondering why that little car was so close behind me. With the right set up, you could forget it was there. She used blue ox tow bars.


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We either tow a VW Beetle Convert on a Demco or a Wrangler via a Roadmaster bar with our Coachmen 28QB.

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You can tow anything behind a class C that doesn't exceed the various tow ratings of the class C. Consult your weight ratings and a good CAT weight is helpful. There's nothing different or special about it being a class C.


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Take a look at the Ford hybrids - C-Max, Fusion and Lincoln MKC. Very good fuel economy and they tow very well also - - no fuses to pull or battery cables to disconnect. Just put the transmission in neutral and go.


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I've towed a 2001 Ford Ranger pickup (about 3600 pounds) and a 2012 Honda Fit (2600 pounds). Smaller tows better. Both were manual transmission, an issue for some folks. For "less expensive" consider used vehicles (now called pre-owned). My son-in-law seldom pays more than $5000 for a vehicle, and has had a couple in the $500-1000 range (both would have been towable four-doors), which he considers disposable, drive it until it breaks.

I would not buy any new car as a towed vehicle. I bought the Ranger 6 years old, for about 1/3 of original price. I drove the Fit three years before converting it to a towed vehicle.


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