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RVpullinGuy

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I've decided FOR ME the best way to tow a TOAD is 4 down. In your experience and wisdom, what vehicle do you recommend as the best for 4 down towing for simple transportation once arrived at destination? What factors are important to you in this discussion?

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Well my vote is for the Jeep Liberty or Wrangler, you have a great vehicle to go exploring with, and there one of the easiest to tow. Hook up, put the transfer case in neutral, the transmission in park, and if 2008 and newer, just remove the key and your good to go.
No need to stop and start the engine and run the transmission through the gears. No battery cables to disconnect. About as simple of a plug and go as you can get.

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We towed our old type 1 baja bug for a very long time and never had a speck of trouble. we now have a wrangler


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We have 2 different toads. One is a Mazda Miata Convertible and the other is a Honda CRV

Both of these are fantastic Toads.

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I "toad" a 2007 Chevy HHR automatic. Pull a 2 amp fuse, put it in "N" and off y'go. I also "toad" a 2011 Ford Ranger pickup, automatic and 4WD. A bit more involved, you must buy a "Ford Only" "Transfer Case Disconnect Kit", and that works just fine,too.
The "best"....it's what you want...PROVIDING the car/truck CAN be towed 4 down with little or no modification.
Gotta research the subject. Pick a vehicle that can do it. Then, check, say, "BlueOX" to make sure a "baseplate" is made for the particular vehicle. Then buy the towbar, electric hookup wires...and off y'go.
Brake Buddy? (or something similar?) ANOTHER 900 bucks...but your choice IF you're towing a real heavy (4000+ pound, for instance) vehicle. Otherwise, if you're comfortable, not needed. Legalitiy? Another topic. Personally, I don't run with one.
Stoplights and turn signals: my 2007 HHR has the diode setup. Works fine. My 2011 Ranger? Nope. For that I use the magnetic lights. RV dealer told me the newer cars (like my Ranger) the diodes can send a (false) alarm of some kind to the computer. Something y'don't need.

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You save by not needing a braking system on vehicles under 3000 Lbs. They tow easier too. It also is easier to buy a vehicle with a transmission that does not require a seperate cooler for towing. Many GM transmissions and Honda have them.

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Honda CR-V


Tom and Judith and Yappy Schnauzer Sable
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can you not tow any kind of car or pickup as long as the drive shaft is disconected from the rear end, because there is nothing turning execpt for the rear end. I don't know but it sounds good.

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We tow a 2012 Explorer. Like the larger size vs the smaller vehicles. Just shift into Neutral and go. Towed a 04 Odyssey for 8 years. Everyone has a different opinion on which is the best to tow 4 down. You will have to weigh what is important to you and go from there. Fortunately there are many vehicles out there to chose from. By the way the new Explorer is a great vehicle!!! IMHO Good luck!!!!


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Towed a 2008 Jeep Liberty for 4 years

Now towing 2013 Chevy Sonic.

Like them both, but for different reasons.

Both easy setup and go.


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