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Old 01-09-2018, 04:56 PM   #1
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Best toad to tow??

Have a 2017 Challenger 37lx and need a tow vehicle. What I see are a lot of Jeeps. Anyone have the best toad ever? I need some I put from the pros! Thanks
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Old 01-09-2018, 05:08 PM   #2
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Jeeps might be the easiest vehicles to set up for flat towing...
They're not a bad choice, but there are many, many others!
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Old 01-09-2018, 05:21 PM   #3
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What toad to tow is subject to personal preferences: One person's best will not be the same thing as someone else's. It is also different for different coaches based on weight rating.

Another consideration is how will you be towing? Trailer, Dolly, Flat?

Jeeps are a very popular choice for ease of setup and towing.

I usually recommend a handful of Ford's (since I used to work there in a prior life): Focus, C-Max Energi or Hybrid, Fusion Energi or Hybrid (the Energi variants also have the feature that you can charge them up at the campground--I do mine--and you're good for about 20 miles on electricity alone but they are heavy). All of these can be flat towed.
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Old 01-09-2018, 05:30 PM   #4
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flat towed a 4wd jeep patriot which was great towing. now have a new cherokee trail hawk. put it in park and go.
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Is none a choice?
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Old 01-09-2018, 06:19 PM   #6
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It is really a personal choice. We have towed 4 down and currently tow via dolly simply because we didn't want to change back again (and spend lots of $$ to do so) and because the vehicles we have been dolly towing don't have a flat tow option.

There is no right or wrong answer - it is whatever you want to tow, provided that it CAN be towed. Not all vehicles are able to be towed behind an RV. It is best to find something you like and then look for the "Recreational Towing" section of the owner's manual to find out what the manufacturer says.
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Is none a choice?
Yup!
I keep my "toad" in the rig's garage!
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Old 01-09-2018, 07:18 PM   #8
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Have a 2017 Challenger 37lx and need a tow vehicle. What I see are a lot of Jeeps. Anyone have the best toad ever? I need some I put from the pros! Thanks
Start by making a list of your must haves and it would be nice to have. Personally, I bought a used 09 Jeep Wrangler two door with 23K miles on it. It is easy to hook up, light and I like driving it so much that I only drive my F150 a few days a month, but then most of the time it is just me, my wife and our dog Nina so a two door is a good fit.
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Old 01-09-2018, 07:25 PM   #9
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How about a New Rolls Royce?


With Grey Poupon: of course!
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Old 01-09-2018, 08:56 PM   #10
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Old 01-17-2018, 01:43 PM   #11
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I was about to post a similar question, glad I searched first!

Iím asking Challenger owners only, please, what weight TOAD you pull. Iím looking at a few options, first choice is the Jeep Grand Cherokee (it would also become my primary personal vehicle as well, if this is the one we go with). Is it too heavy for the Challenger?

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Old 03-14-2018, 10:26 PM   #12
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I tow a Fiat 500 behind a Citation 24.5SR. It is a nice, small, fully complimented second ride. Much nicer to be in than a Jeep and lighter and easier to tow.
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I tow a Fiat 500 behind a Citation 24.5SR. Much nicer to be in than a Jeep and lighter and easier to tow.




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Old 03-15-2018, 07:09 PM   #14
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hey Bob, you would think that after the first jeep was submerged almost to the windows that the others would find another place to cross!
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Old 03-16-2018, 06:31 PM   #16
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Alignment

FYI I had the front end aligned place called Westar in Anderson South Carolina it is as much difference is night and day I thought I was driving something different I have a Thor axis that's always acted up and try to pull to the right driving home with one hand on the Wheel How Sweet It Is if you're in the area I highly recommend them drove two hours one way to get there and it was worth it
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Old 03-17-2018, 02:28 AM   #17
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hey Bob, you would think that after the first jeep was submerged almost to the windows that the others would find another place to cross!
Well... Two of the three are upright... In Jeep terms, that's "No Problem"..
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Old 03-17-2018, 06:45 AM   #18
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FYI I had the front end aligned place called Westar in Anderson South Carolina it is as much difference is night and day I thought I was driving something different I have a Thor axis that's always acted up and try to pull to the right driving home with one hand on the Wheel How Sweet It Is if you're in the area I highly recommend them drove two hours one way to get there and it was worth it
sorry meant to start a new thread on alignment
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Old 03-17-2018, 12:03 PM   #19
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Motorhome Magazine has just published their 2018 Guide to Dinghy Towing. It is a listing of more than 70 towables and tells the requirements necessary to tow these towable vehicles. They have been publishing this list for many years and the lists ate available on line but I don't have the location. Should be able to google it.

Some cars are towable with very little prep, others require things be turned off, fuses be pulled, etc before towing, others must be towed on a dolly.

I have towed a Subaru for many years. Unfortunately, new Subarus are no longer towable.
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Old 04-07-2018, 01:02 AM   #20
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Fiat 500 for towing behind a motorhome

We have towed several kinds of vehicles and the best one by far is the Fiat 500.
The straight drive can be flat towed but we always use our tandem tow dolly and take a golf cart and the Fiat. The Fiat curb weight is 2350 lbs. and it really is a very comfortable little car.
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