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bsprague

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Ford Edge AWD, BlueOx Towbar/Baseplate and Roadmaster Brakemaster air brake cylinder. AWD, automatic transmision and a back seat big enough for adults. Put it in neutral, release the parking brake, turn the key off and go.


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2004 Beaver Monterey, 8.3 ISC 350 Cummins
2007 Ford Edge AWD
9 ft Quicksilver inflatable boat w/ 15 hp Suzuki

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sowego wrote:

I hope someone posts the link to a site that gives a list of vehicles that can be towed and the procedure to do so. I had the link and lost it. FMCA has a list but you need to be a member of the club to access that info.

We tow a 2005 Chevy Malibu Maxx. Our connectors are barely visible when the tow rig if off but we do have to pull one fuse before towing. For us this is simple enough. It is light enough to be easily towed, holds 5 passengers and gets 37 mpg. We had a Chevy S-10 for years with a disconnecting drive shaft so after dealing with that process -- anything else was easier.


Ask and you shall receive: http://www.motorhomemagazine.com/

Just scroll down a little, on the right side of page you find Dinghy Guide 2010


2010 Fleetwood Encounter 32BH


bkd148

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We have towed a 1995 Wrangler, 1999 Wrangler, 2002 GMC Sonoma and now a 2002 Wrangler. I think you can tell what we prefer. Marty


2002 Beaver Patriot Thunder
Cat C-12 455hp. 6spd. Allison
2002 Jeep Wrangler Sahara


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Jeep XJ, Jeep TJ Rubicon, any Jeep with transfer case. Also have towed 3 Saturns, and a Ford Escort-prefer the Jeeps.


2007 Newmar 42' Mid Engine w/Fatboy,Grizzly 550s-in Garage,Rubicon w/4" lift,MotorMetal whls,MickeyT Baja tires-Cherokee w/4"lift in tow, Hog Valley FL(a diamond in the rough)
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Alaska Fishing Newmar Mid Engine 2010 Sportfishing


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You can go to Motorhome Magazine and click on dingy towing guide to see the many towable vehicles.

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Kathy & George Zimm
Mickleton NJ
2006 Coachman Epic and 2011 Chevy Equinox toad
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love that jeep toad


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2007 Fleetwood Fiesta LX
2003 Harley Fatboy mighty hauler lift
2010 Kia Soul


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We went with the '07 Honda CR-V. It's towable four down, AWD, seats five adults, great rear storage, automatic, etc. It's is required to pull a fuse if you have the Navigation, which we do, so I had a mechanic install a cut-off switch so it's easy as eat'n pie. We've dragged the Honda for 27,000 miles and driven it an additional 32,000 miles.... no complaints.

We have the Blue Ox tow system with the M&G supplemental braking.... works like a charm!

MM.


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2013 Honda CR-V EXL, AWD, w/Nav, SMI Air Force One vacuum-assisted braking, Blue Ox base-plate, Blue Ox tow bar.
2015 Liberty Coach Elegant Lady, 45 ft., one and a half bath, 4 slide, 500 hp Volvo.

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Dog Trainer wrote:

We Have been happy with our Chevy HHR. A mini suv of sorts without lot of frills we have towed it about 15,000 miles. We have a blue OX tow bar and the ready brake. A very simple 10 minitue max hook up by myself.

We're towing an 06 HHR. No problems.

BTW - The HHR with either automatic or manual trans is towable 4 down. Ours is has the manual trans.


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Well, guess my idea of best is the 2009 / 2010 Ford Focus, with manual transmission. And the new 2011 Ford Fiesta sounds great also. Its tare weight should be about 2500 lbs. But don't know if it can be towed yet.


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