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Horsedoc

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Posted: 10/03/19 08:31am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We towed a '03 Honda Element for years. Excellent towed vehicle. Pre-tow by running the engine for 5 minutes and shifting into all gears EXCEPT reverse. put in neutral, turn the engine off and unlock ignition. With the rear seats hung up on the sides in store position, you can put a huge amount of 'stuff' back there. We carried a mobility scooter for my wife for many long trips.
If I could buy a new '03 I would buy it this afternoon.

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Posted: 12/12/20 01:20pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Just revisited the thread.
Was shocked to see this about Remco tow package discontinued
What other options do RVers have now for toads?

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Posted: 12/12/20 06:01pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

The TRD edition 4Runners with manual shift transfer case are still 4down towable. Also the Chevrolet Equinox is 4down towable as is.

* This post was edited 12/12/20 06:08pm by lryrob9301 *


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check craigs list out here there is a dealer advertising some already setup Honda CRVs. all around the 10K figure but are supposed to be good as a towed vehicle. I have a guy I know bought a used one and has drug it aound for a couple of years now. Look at tucson CL under the rvs.

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If I were to buy a suv with good gas mileage with automatic transmission as you state in your OP that is flat towable I would look at the escape hybrid. Should get 40 mpg all around driving. I have the RAV4 hybrid now and I average 44 mpgs but it is not flat towable. The only issue with towing the hybrids is keeping the 12 v battery charged but a charge line from the MH can fix that.

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Currently flat towing a Suzuki samurai. It’s great for the desert and around town but not so much on the interstate. I’m looking into different options including tow dolly. I looked into the acme brand I like the surge break system. My question is, can any front wheel drive, automatic transmission vehicle be towed on a dolly? The dingy guide doesn’t cover every vehicle ? Or does it only cover the ones that can be?
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JOERVDREAM wrote:

My question is, can any front wheel drive, automatic transmission vehicle be towed on a dolly? The dingy guide doesn’t cover every vehicle ? Or does it only cover the ones that can be?
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The Dinghy guides will only cover four wheel down vehicles. You can search through posts here, but you will need to review each owners manual to verify any information you come across. You may want to consider creating your own thread on this topic.

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Posted: 12/26/20 06:15am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

southpoint wrote:

Just revisited the thread.
Was shocked to see this about Remco tow package discontinued
What other options do RVers have now for toads?


Blue Ox and Roadmaster have been the 2 bigger names in towing for years.

Remco made a good product but obviously the sales numbers didn't justify continuing that area of business.


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