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RE: Dinghy Towing guide

Alrighty guys, play nice on my thread. I can see points from both sides.
Gnarley 02/12/20 10:29pm Dinghy Towing
RE: Dinghy Towing guide

Does anyone know why a 2013 Chevy Malibu can't be flat towed and the 2014 can be flat towed? I thought they were the exact same cars and I'm confused!
Gnarley 02/12/20 02:21pm Dinghy Towing
RE: Dinghy Towing guide

Thanks, I'm a former ASE certified master technician. I am aware many newer vehicles have internal pumps, but thanks for pointing that out anyway. I'm not a FCA fan and don't want one. I've specifically zeroed in on the Acadia and hope other members who have one will respond. If you would have checked out the Remco link, you would have seen the following: 2019 Acadia AWD with I-4 (2.5L): Must be towed using a trailer 2019 Acadia AWD with V6 (3.6L): It is not recommended to tow this vehicle over 65MPH Follow prescribed towing procedures outlined in your Owner's Manual. Run the engine at the beginning of each day and at each RV fuel stop for 5 minutes. Use of a shield mounted in front of vehicle grille could restrict airflow and cause damage to the transmission. This is from the company that makes vehicles towable for a living, knowing they could be liable for damage or accidents. Hopefully others with that specific model will chime in. If not, I'd recommend creating a new topic, with that model in the title. Thanks, I did not follow the link. I had previously posted I'm looking for a used 2014 -2017 that I can use as a daily driver with AWD and auto trans that can be flat towed. 2018 and up are beyond my budget and the 17 Denali flat tows according to the guide with the v6. Also the 2017 GMC Acadia Denali I believe only comes with a v6. The other Acadia trim packages offer the 2.5 4 cyl.
Gnarley 02/06/20 02:07pm Dinghy Towing
RE: Dinghy Towing guide

Newer transmissions tend to have lubrication pumps. The older/crude transmissions used a splash gear to sling oil. Towing a newer vehicle can cause damage due to lack of fluid circulation. Also, pay CLOSE attention to those vehicles that can be flat towed. MOST have limitations on speed, and distance. Very common to see "under 50 MPH, and no further than 50 miles". There is another option. Check with Remco Industries. They've been around a LONG time, and offer solutions for many vehicles. They can add driveshaft or CV joint disconnect, or an auxiliary transmission fluid pump. Obviously the pump would be a much cheaper/easier option. No affiliation with them, but I've looked into their services before buying the Jeep. http://www.remcotowing.com/Towing/Store.php What's unique about the Jeep is it has a true transfer case. To tow the vehicle, the transfer case is put in neutral, and the A/T in park. No miles are recorded on the odometer. I do have to leave (an unchipped) key in the ignition to unlock the steering - newer models don't have a locking column. Good luck! Thanks, I'm a former ASE certified master technician. I am aware many newer vehicles have internal pumps, but thanks for pointing that out anyway. I'm not a FCA fan and don't want one. I've specifically zeroed in on the Acadia and hope other members who have one will respond.
Gnarley 02/06/20 01:33pm Dinghy Towing
RE: Dinghy Towing guide

My 2015 Terrain SLE, AWD w/automatic tows just fine. I am averaging 22 to 25 mpg per tank full. My son has the Denali version of the same year and it is decked out with leather and all the spiffy stuff. I think there was a Caddy version also that year. Hope this helps. Thanks, however, the Terrain is not the same as the Acadia
Gnarley 02/06/20 01:30pm Dinghy Towing
RE: Dinghy Towing guide

Bump... Anyone? Does anyone have experience with the GMC Acadia Denali AWD? This has the Andriod Auto I want and everything else it seems! This would meet my needs and should be good for a few years. One thing about these GMC vehicles they all tend to have significant space in the wheel arches for towing weight adding to the step-in height to the floor and I'd likely lower it 2-4 inches! Acadia FWD/AWD 3,956 65 MPH/None N/A Yes 21/26 $29,070-$44,920 Run engine at the beginning of each day and at each RV fuel stop for 5 minutes
Gnarley 01/31/20 09:08am Dinghy Towing
RE: Dinghy Towing guide

Does anyone have experience with the GMC Acadia Denali AWD? This has the Andriod Auto I want and everything else it seems! This would meet my needs and should be good for a few years. One thing about these GMC vehicles they all tend to have significant space in the wheel arches for towing weight adding to the step-in height to the floor and I'd likely lower it 2-4 inches! Acadia FWD/AWD 3,956 65 MPH/None N/A Yes 21/26 $29,070-$44,920 Run engine at the beginning of each day and at each RV fuel stop for 5 minutes
Gnarley 01/27/20 11:27am Dinghy Towing
RE: Dinghy Towing guide

We flat tow a 2016 Ford Edge Sport AWD with an automatic trans. Is very comfortable. 88 year old MIL likes riding in it, says it is easy to get in and out of. Leather seats, all the bells and whistles. 3.5L EcoBoost gets decent gas mileage as long as you drive reasonably. I have a heavy foot and still get mid 20's with mix of around town and highway. Thanks, I know Ford makes several vehicles that can be flat towed, I just have trouble thinking of myself driving one! We've had a "sport" SUV before and the ride was a bit firmer than I wanted. I'm looking for the luxury type, maybe a Caddi or a Lincoln SUV, which can be flat towed? I would also like the interior to be quiet if at all possible due to the terrible roads in Northern CA. Don't get me wrong about cars I also drive a 2016 Corvette Z51, it's very firm but it's surprisingly quiet after adding some additional sound deadening and insulation.
Gnarley 01/25/20 08:54am Dinghy Towing
RE: Dinghy Towing guide

What I'm looking for is a used car perhaps a nice used 2014 -2017 that I can use as a daily driver with AWD and auto trans that gets respectable mpg and has 4 doors so I can also use it to transport my elderly parents when needed that's comfortable and somewhat luxurious with leather and quiet which has easy entry on the passenger side for both the front and rear occupants.
Gnarley 01/25/20 08:03am Dinghy Towing
RE: Dinghy Towing guide

It's my understanding that 2014 was the last year you could flat tow a CRV, like Ken said because of the change to a CVT transmission in 2015. Those transmissions are becoming increasingly used in all makes and models and is making it difficult to find anything to tow other than a Jeep Wrangler, Cherokee or Grand Cherokee. Thanks, maybe 2015 is the last CRV? I'm not sure your other suggestions are credible, noting the guides that are available that show Dinghy's from many others that can be flat towed.
Gnarley 01/25/20 07:57am Dinghy Towing
RE: Dinghy Towing guide

I clicked on ***Link Removed***, and it does not indicated what year of CRV it is for. From the diagram of the car, it is for a much older, before 2011 models and the fact that a manual transmission is available. Our 2012 has different instructions and they changed again beginning in 2015 when the CVT transmission was introduced. That link only applies to certain years of CRVs. Ken Thanks Ken, I found that when searching for a 2016 spec. I also found this below. Maybe others have some info? https://vehq.com/flat-tow-honda-cr-v/
Gnarley 01/24/20 11:14pm Dinghy Towing
Dinghy Towing guide

Can anyone tell me why some vehicles that can be flat towed are not listed such as the Honda CRV AWD auto? Are there other AWD auto trans vehicles that aren't listed or is this pay for print? https://techinfo.honda.com/rjanisis/pubs/om/CR0000/CR0000O00176A.pdf
Gnarley 01/24/20 09:16pm Dinghy Towing
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