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Old 05-25-2015, 05:22 PM   #1
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I am anxious to purchase a Seneca after I put in my retirement papers. My question is, what is the best way to tow a car or small suv ?
I have seen them towed with all 4 wheels down, also with the front 2 wheels on a dolly. Or would it be best to tow on a small trailer?
Any information or opinions would be helpful.

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Old 05-25-2015, 06:18 PM   #2
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snip... best way to tow a car or small suv ?

Son, them's fightn' words!

I have seen them towed with all 4 wheels down, also with the front 2 wheels on a dolly. Or would it be best to tow on a small trailer?
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I'm sure you'll hear from a number of folks on this. Like you listed, there are a number of ways to tow. If there was just ONE best way, that's you'd see out there.
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We tow Honda CR-V 4-down with blue ox tow bar. No issues.
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Old 05-26-2015, 12:11 AM   #4
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Do you plan on buying a new vehicle that you're going to tow? Or, use an existing vehicle that you currently have ? Most automatics (new models) can not be towed "4 down". All wheel drive - no. Jeep -yes (providing you 4x4 wheel drive).
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Old 05-26-2015, 06:20 AM   #5
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I was told last summer by an experienced camper "Person", that there are only 2 vehicles that can to towed on all 4 wheels. A Standard Jeep Wrangler and a Saturn. I have a Jeep. Just hook it up. Place transfer case in Neutral and thats it ! Not sure how the Saturn works. A friend of mine has a Automatic Jeep and it requires 13 steps to ready his Jeep for towing.
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I was told last summer by an experienced camper "Person", that there are only 2 vehicles that can to towed on all 4 wheels. A Standard Jeep Wrangler and a Saturn. I have a Jeep. Just hook it up. Place transfer case in Neutral and thats it ! Not sure how the Saturn works. A friend of mine has a Automatic Jeep and it requires 13 steps to ready his Jeep for towing.
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Not sure why this individual keeps posting this WRONG information, but as you can see in the following thread, there are many vehicles that can be towed 4-down.

https://www.jaycoowners.com/forums/f5...wing-5793.html

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Thank you to all for the information, a lot more to think about than I was aware of. If all goes well a new vehicle to tow , just need to find out which ones can be towed and which cannot.
Again thank you all for the information, it is very helpful.
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I tow a 2015 Chevy Equinox. No issues there.
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We are towing an 05 Honda CRV - one of the few imported automatic trans. cars that can tow 4-down. Have put over 7,000 miles towed w/no problems.
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When we had our MH we towed on a trailer. Mainly because we were towing a Tahoe and we already had the car trailer. It worked well for us. To make this a easier process I welded a bead on the floor this is where I placed the back tire. This put the load in the correct spot on trailer ever time. Then I cut chains so they were the right length and painted the links Red for the front and blue for the back. I painted both links on the chain where the binders hook. Under the Tahoe I attached 4 clevis 1 in each corner This cut down loading and binding time . But the one good reason for me using a trailer is a good idea is you can back up and you can see in your mirrors what is happening while towing.
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