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Old 07-28-2016, 03:50 AM   #1
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Jumping in feet first

So new to camping we're skipping tents, pop-ups, tow behinds and going straight for the Thor 31L. Are we crazy? Probably!

There is so much to learn .............. yikes!

Anyone know where I can find out about flat towing a 1997 Honda Del Sol?
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Old 07-28-2016, 04:00 AM   #2
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This is a good place to start

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Old 07-28-2016, 11:33 AM   #3
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Welcome and congrats!! If you feel comfortable with your unit then go for it and enjoy the lifestyle. You will be a pro in a few months
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Old 07-28-2016, 12:39 PM   #4
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So new to camping we're skipping tents, pop-ups, tow behinds and going straight for the Thor 31L. Are we crazy? Probably!

There is so much to learn .............. yikes!

Anyone know where I can find out about flat towing a 1997 Honda Del Sol?
We did the same thing, jumped right in and have no regrets. We love our RV and everything associated with this type of travel. Good luck and safe travels.
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Old 07-28-2016, 10:02 PM   #5
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Welcome aboard! The learning curve is steep but well worth the effort & this is the place to ask all those questions
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Old 07-30-2016, 03:26 AM   #6
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So new to camping we're skipping tents, pop-ups, tow behinds and going straight for the Thor 31L. Are we crazy? Probably!

There is so much to learn .............. yikes!

Anyone know where I can find out about flat towing a 1997 Honda Del Sol?
You can start here to research towing your Honda.

Downloadable Dinghy Guides | MotorHome Magazine

They don't go back to 1997. Just know not all cars can be flat towed.

Also check your owners manual.

Good luck,

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Old 07-30-2016, 03:36 AM   #7
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Thank you everyone for the replies. I'm guess this forum doesn't alert you via email when you have responses to posts, darn it.

We have been unlucky getting info on towing the classic car, even Honda can't really help since this was the last year this model was made. It is a manual so I'm thinking it shouldn't be an issue. Our other vehicles are not flat towable - 2016 GMC Sierra extended cab and a 2016 Ford Escape.

Can't wait to go practice! We've been cleaning and waxing & measuring cabinets & ordering storage items all week.

Does anyone know if it is possible to securely carry 2 kayaks using the ladder as a carrier while also towing a car?
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Old 07-30-2016, 03:50 AM   #8
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I don't want to burst your bubble but I will warn: You will have issues with your new rig, quality control at Thor is very poor. Many only get to use their rigs about 70% of the time they own them the first year because they are in the shop the rest of the time. That said, make sure whoever you buy it from is going to fix it. Also have them put in new coach batteries, not Harris brand, and have it aligned with a print out of the alignment before you take delivery. Don't settle for we will do it after the sale! These are two of the biggest complaints going. Test and retest everything before handing over the check. Go on a 2-5 day break in cruise and go back to the dealer for those repairs needed. You will be fixing much stuff on your own as you travel, but that gives you something to do.. the RV culture is great, you will enjoy.


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Thank you everyone for the replies. I'm guess this forum doesn't alert you via email when you have responses to posts, darn it.

We have been unlucky getting info on towing the classic car, even Honda can't really help since this was the last year this model was made. It is a manual so I'm thinking it shouldn't be an issue. Our other vehicles are not flat towable - 2016 GMC Sierra extended cab and a 2016 Ford Escape.

Can't wait to go practice! We've been cleaning and waxing & measuring cabinets & ordering storage items all week.

Does anyone know if it is possible to securely carry 2 kayaks using the ladder as a carrier while also towing a car?
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Old 07-30-2016, 04:09 AM   #9
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You can tow an Escape on a dolly if its front-wheel-drive:
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Old 07-30-2016, 12:36 PM   #10
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Thank you everyone for the replies. I'm guess this forum doesn't alert you via email when you have responses to posts, darn it.

We have been unlucky getting info on towing the classic car, even Honda can't really help since this was the last year this model was made. It is a manual so I'm thinking it shouldn't be an issue. Our other vehicles are not flat towable - 2016 GMC Sierra extended cab and a 2016 Ford Escape.

Can't wait to go practice! We've been cleaning and waxing & measuring cabinets & ordering storage items all week.

Does anyone know if it is possible to securely carry 2 kayaks using the ladder as a carrier while also towing a car?
Look at your settings on the forum because I receive email alerts when there is an answer to a post.
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Old 07-30-2016, 01:48 PM   #11
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You can tow an Escape on a dolly if its front-wheel-drive:
Escape is AWD, bummer! Needs to tow all 4 wheels off the ground.
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