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Old 10-09-2014, 10:25 AM   #1
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need 7 passenger toad

We are a family of 6. DH, myself and kids are 14,13,11&9. We often take my mother on trips with us. I need suggestions on a 7 or 8 passenger vehicle to tow behind our 2015 Redhawk 31xl. We currently have a 2002 Suburban but is way too heavy for our 5,000 lbs. max tow rating. Have thought about renting a vehicle for trips, but sometimes I travel by myself with the 4 kids so there is no other driver to drop off/pick up rental. Heading cross country next summer and want the convenience of coming and going as we please without having to reserve a rental and having it back on a certain day/time.
Would love to flat tow and not have to worry about additional weight of a dolly.
ANY THOUGHTS/IDEAS ARE GREATLY APPRECIATED!!!!
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Old 10-09-2014, 12:24 PM   #2
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Old 10-09-2014, 01:00 PM   #3
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Just get a base caravan and retrofit it....cheap way to go
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Old 10-09-2014, 01:45 PM   #4
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+1 on a minivan. Lots of space and good mileage.

However, my dad's company vehicle is a new Chrysler mini van; he was wanting to tow it behind his Class C and it cannot be towed 4-down. I don't know if some of the older models can be, but the new ones cannot. I asked him if it was because of AWD, and he said that not even the FWD ones can be towed 4-down. That's also just Chrysler, some of the other manufacturers may be different.
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+1 on a minivan. Lots of space and good mileage.

However, my dad's company vehicle is a new Chrysler mini van; he was wanting to tow it behind his Class C and it cannot be towed 4-down. I don't know if some of the older models can be, but the new ones cannot. I asked him if it was because of AWD, and he said that not even the FWD ones can be towed 4-down. That's also just Chrysler, some of the other manufacturers may be different.
No they can't be towed 4 down. I said above it would need to be retrofitted...not a hard job

http://www.campingworld.com/shopping...ive-lp-1/12493
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No they can't be towed 4 down. I said above it would need to be retrofitted...not a hard job

http://www.campingworld.com/shopping...ive-lp-1/12493
That's pretty cool! I sent the link to my dad, maybe he can use it to solve his issue.
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I have flat tracked automatics in the past by just leaving the engine running and trans in neutral. Wouldn't use $100 in gas all year while towing.
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I have flat tracked automatics in the past by just leaving the engine running and trans in neutral. Wouldn't use $100 in gas all year while towing.
Leaving the car idling for that long isn't bad for it?
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Easier on it idling than driving down the road.
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I have flat tracked automatics in the past by just leaving the engine running and trans in neutral. Wouldn't use $100 in gas all year while towing.
this can work as well for sure
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