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Sacerdote

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Posted: 03/27/20 04:02pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I've decided to buy a car to flat tow it behind my Holiday Rambler 235s. Is there a list of flat towable cars anywhere on the internet? I don't see any and I did a search for the vehicle below.

A friend might sell me a 1998 Mercury Tracer with very low mileage at a really good deal. It is automatic transmission.

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Check with Ford on the Mercury’s capability to be towed four down. May have low mileage but that vehicle is 22 years old.


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Posted: 03/27/20 04:16pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

"Motorhome Magazine Annual Dinghy List" or something like that.


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Posted: 03/27/20 05:23pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Motorhome.com downloadable dinghy towing guide


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Thanks guys I found it. Looks like this is not a flat towable car. Appreciate the replies

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look in the owner's manual under either recreational towing or towing behind a motorhome. that is the only valid source. you can look in these various third party lists but CONFIRM with owner's manual.
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FWIW, not all manual transmissions can be towed four down.
Always check the owners manual.

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Posted: 03/27/20 06:45pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

you might want to look through this guide.
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enblethen wrote:

you might want to look through this guide.
Remco


and after you have narrowed down some choices, confirm with the owners manual.
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While choosing, make sure the car you desire can be matched to an available base plate for the tow bar that you want to buy or already have.
I wanted a DEMCO tow bar setup but no base plate was made for my car. I had to buy a Blue Ox instead.

Then, once you have decided on a vehicle, ask again on this forum , for a response from someone with experience towing that make and model. They might be able to give some specific additional info.
EX: my Chev Sonic hatchback with 47 cu ft of cargo space plus an addition crossbar roof box setup offers a lot of extra storage that can be flat towed. GM says to pull a fuse every time you hook it up. Reason being, it will prevent the discharging of the Chev battery while the ignition is 'ON' while towing. A simple solution to not have to do that every time is to add a 12v charge wire from the RV to the car to charge the car battery.

You don't really need to buy specific harnesses to run the car lights.
Its less expensive to drill a hole in each tail light assembly to install an 1157 bulb for running, brake and directions. Just run those wires to the front of the car to incorporate into the tow harness going to the RV. If you decide you also need side marker lights etc, just turn them on via your dash switch and run with them on the parking light setting. Your charge wire will keep your battery charged as if you're driving your towed car.

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