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Old 11-09-2017, 02:14 PM   #41
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Some EV vehicles have this capability: It's called regenerative braking. So to institute this capability for when the vehicle is towed would require the towed vehicle to always be "braking" while being towed, probably not something the coach driver or engine would appreciate.
Correction: All EV's have regenerative braking its a feature. Yes charging the battery provides resistance and thus the charging car would be more of a drag on the coach than simply towing in neutral.

The amount of regen can be adjusted, however, so it could be setup to minimally impact. That would all take effort, however, on the engineers to design a "being towed" mode into the cars. With EVs still being a relatively new beast I'm sure this hasn't been thought of yet.
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Old 11-11-2017, 07:03 PM   #42
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New to motor homing... need some basics in towing a vehicle; motor home is a 2018 Thor Windsport 35M. The vehicles we currently have are 2012 GMC 1500 Sierra and a 2017 Honda Oddsey. Can the regular A type hitch be used where all 4 tires roll or do you have to use the tow dolly where the front tires don’t roll?
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Old 11-11-2017, 07:12 PM   #43
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Most people prefer to tow a vehicle 4 wheels down rather than deal with a dolly.

All GM vehicle manuals talk about RV towing. Go to https://my.gm.com/learn to find manuals going back for many years.

Your Sierra is flat towable IF it's 4WD.

https://my.gmc.com/content/dam/gmown...rra_owners.pdf

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Old 11-12-2017, 03:16 AM   #44
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It’s not 4WD... so absolutely nothing we can do to make it towable? We just bought a motor home so can’t afford another vehicle!
Thank u so much for your reply.
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Old 11-12-2017, 03:29 AM   #45
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Absolutely untrue. Lots of smaller GM cars with automatic transmissions can be towed 4 down as well as some trucks and SUVs. More automatic transmission cars are added to the "dinghy list" every year.
Where can one find the “dinghy list”?
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Old 11-12-2017, 01:10 PM   #46
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Old 11-12-2017, 01:45 PM   #47
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New to motor homing... need some basics in towing a vehicle; motor home is a 2018 Thor Windsport 35M. The vehicles we currently have are 2012 GMC 1500 Sierra and a 2017 Honda Oddsey. Can the regular A type hitch be used where all 4 tires roll or do you have to use the tow dolly where the front tires don’t roll?
I don’t know if your Honda can be towed flat but that would be the best choice considering the weight if you can’t tow flat you can use a dolly. Even though a dolly is a little more work (I used one for years and had no problems) the initial investment is much less than a flat tow setup. It usually took me about 10 min to hook up on the dolly once I had a routine down. Storing a dolly is what most people object to, I never had a problem with that. At the campground I just left the dolly attached, never had a problem with that either. You can check Craigslist and sometimes find a good deal on a dolly.
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Old 11-12-2017, 02:04 PM   #48
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We have a Jeep Patriot. The lighter weight tows great behind our gas coach. The price was also our consideration because it is only used as a toad. Three years old, 11000 miles driven and 19570 miles towed.
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Old 11-14-2017, 11:33 PM   #49
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If you like the idea of towing a Jeep:

http://www.thorforums.com/forums/att...1&d=1510702311

This one is probably NOT the best choice...

But it IS pretty cool-looking!
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Old 11-15-2017, 06:56 AM   #50
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We're starting to look for vehicle to tow behind our Thor Tuscany with all four wheels on the ground. Interested to know what you tow and why you picked it.

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Old 11-15-2017, 06:59 AM   #51
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We went with a Jeep Wrangler unlimited.
First we have been Jeep fans for over 40 years.
second About the only vehicle that doesn't require modification or special steps to tow. Hook up the tow bar, put transfer case in neutral and auto tranny in park.
Third gives us a 4 wheel drive for the back country.

Not many choices out there if you want to stick with Auto tranny.
Lots of choices for Automatic vehicles. Search year such as 2017 Dinghy Vehicles.
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Old 11-17-2017, 04:50 AM   #52
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Great tow system with built in Brake function. I have over 8000 miles on mine with s Jeep Wrangler as A TOAD. Awesome set up.
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Old 11-17-2017, 05:08 AM   #53
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Try passing a tesla s in beast mode with your hot rod.Aint going to happen
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Old 11-17-2017, 12:09 PM   #54
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Try passing a tesla s in beast mode with your hot rod.Aint going to happen
Try passing a Tesla model S in Ludicrous mode.

There FIFY.

(FYI There is no "beast" mode on a Model S.)

Now I see that they are working on a new Roadster:
https://insideevs.com/watch-new-tesl...g-quick-video/
Maximum "Plaid" mode! LOL 1.9s handily beats a Model S.
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Old 11-17-2017, 01:04 PM   #55
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JamieGeek - very fast. All I gotta do is wait for them to need a battery charge.
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Old 11-17-2017, 02:34 PM   #56
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JamieGeek - very fast. All I gotta do is wait for them to need a battery charge.
Typically Tesla Superchargers are: 20 minutes to 50%, 40 minutes to 80% and 75 minutes to 100%. Sure slower than a gas pump (unless you're filling a motorhome LOL) but after 200+ miles you have to walk around anyway.
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Old 11-17-2017, 03:58 PM   #57
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Not true again. It depends on the state and it depends on the weight of the toad.

Not to say it isn't a good idea to have one; but don't confuse "should" with "shall".
If you RV in Canada, aux braking system is required. Also in most US Ststes.
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Old 11-17-2017, 04:31 PM   #58
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Try passing a Tesla model S in Ludicrous mode.

There FIFY.

(FYI There is no "beast" mode on a Model S.)

Now I see that they are working on a new Roadster:
https://insideevs.com/watch-new-tesl...g-quick-video/
Maximum "Plaid" mode! LOL 1.9s handily beats a Model S.

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Old 11-17-2017, 04:43 PM   #59
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That is why its called Ludicrous mode (and why the new roadster has a "plaid" mode--watch a few more seconds in that movie and you'll see where the plaid comes in).
https://youtu.be/mk7VWcuVOf0?t=104
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Old 11-17-2017, 04:55 PM   #60
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I'm aware of "Plaid..."
This movie happens to be "Sonny Boy's" all-time favorite!


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