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Old 02-17-2012, 11:50 AM   #1
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What are you towing?

We are thinking about towing this year. We have a Mitsubishi Spyder about 10 years old. Instead of going through the hassle of installing the tow equipment on it, we are looking at a different vehicle.

Probably get something 2-3 yrs old.

Any suggestions on what to look at? Which vehicles are easier to install tow gear on.. Towing issues?

All suggestions welcome.

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Old 02-17-2012, 12:24 PM   #2
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We have friends with a 5'er and a class C. Suprising to me I was told that both their exisiting cars could not be towed so they went out and bought one that could be towed. Just something to be cautious of as you go out and look.

They told me that not all cars can be towed.
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Does anyone know where the list of "towable" cars might me? We plan to tow our 2012 Ford Focus using the tow dolly.
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http://www.remcotowing.com/vehicles

Motorhome magazine also publishes a list, I think the new one just came out and any front wheel drive car can be towed with a dolly.
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Towing

We tow a Jeep Wrangler. The Greyhawk tows it very well.
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We tow a jeep wrangler unlimited, very easy to setup and a fun versatile vehicle.
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Thanking of getting the same. What's the crub weight on your jeep?
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We had a 2000 Mazda Protege, but that had to be towed with a dolly. Did that for a summer and decided it was too much trouble, so we sold the Mazda and bought a manual transmission 2003 Mazda B2300 pickup. Got the all the towing gear for flat towing on craigslist for $250.

Works like a charm, no problem w/braking. Easy to hook-up, just like a trailer.

Planning a trip to Alaska this summer and think I will need to get a "brake buddy" or similar to be legal in Canada - even though I don't need it.
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Thanking of getting the same. What's the crub weight on your jeep?
Our Jeep full of fuel with tow bar is 3600 +/- lbs. Hope this helps!
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