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Old 11-17-2017, 05:21 PM   #61
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But the announced new roadster IS pretty awesome-looking!!

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Old 11-17-2017, 05:33 PM   #62
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Are Tesla EVs flat towable? Chevy Volt hybrid and Bolt EV are not.
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Old 11-17-2017, 05:34 PM   #63
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Note that if you watch the video on the article the car actually does go to plaid (The display shows the same plaid as in the movie) when they punch it!

Click here: https://youtu.be/izhYXO9wKz0?t=246
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Old 11-17-2017, 05:35 PM   #64
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Are Tesla EVs flat towable? Chevy Volt hybrid and Bolt EV are not.
I don't know but I would guess: No.

Update: There are some RV'ers who own Tesla's and they discuss flat towing here:
https://forums.tesla.com/forum/forums/flat-towing
Doing a cursory review of that I'm still guessing no.
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Old 11-17-2017, 05:48 PM   #65
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So Jamie...
Are you gonna pop for a Tesla Roadster in 2020?
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Old 11-17-2017, 07:13 PM   #66
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After all: I think that you'd look pretty good in plaid...
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Old 11-17-2017, 08:06 PM   #67
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What to Tow?

Right, there are fewer choices these days. We formerly towed a Jeep with the last motorhome. Recently bought a Thor Axis. This time, wanted something light weight, easy to tow and store at home, and inexpensive. Decided on a Smart Car (used). Pic attached. Easy procedure to hook up and un hook once initial baseplate, wiring, etc are done. Fun to drive! & great gas mileage.

We've also noticed a lot Honda CRV's are being towed these days. 2013 or older. Newer than 2013 can't be towed due to the CVT transmission.
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Old 11-17-2017, 08:08 PM   #68
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Great picture!
Just don't forget the sign for the rear window of the Smart:
"I'm pushing as hard as I can!"
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Old 11-17-2017, 09:13 PM   #69
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So Jamie...
Are you gonna pop for a Tesla Roadster in 2020?
LOL $200k is waay too much coin for my wallet. If I had that kind of spare $$ I'd have a DP
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Old 11-17-2017, 09:14 PM   #70
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Right, there are fewer choices these days. We formerly towed a Jeep with the last motorhome. Recently bought a Thor Axis. This time, wanted something light weight, easy to tow and store at home, and inexpensive. Decided on a Smart Car (used). Pic attached. Easy procedure to hook up and un hook once initial baseplate, wiring, etc are done. Fun to drive! & great gas mileage.

We've also noticed a lot Honda CRV's are being towed these days. 2013 or older. Newer than 2013 can't be towed due to the CVT transmission.
That Smart makes your Axis look like an ACE! LOL
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Old 11-17-2017, 10:51 PM   #71
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LOL $200k is waay too much coin for my wallet. If I had that kind of spare $$ I'd have a DP
You're only one winning PowerBall ticket away!
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Old 11-17-2017, 10:51 PM   #72
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right, there are fewer choices these days. We formerly towed a jeep with the last motorhome. Recently bought a thor axis. This time, wanted something light weight, easy to tow and store at home, and inexpensive. Decided on a smart car (used). Pic attached. Easy procedure to hook up and un hook once initial baseplate, wiring, etc are done. Fun to drive! & great gas mileage.

We've also noticed a lot honda crv's are being towed these days. 2013 or older. Newer than 2014 can't be towed due to the cvt transmission.
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Old 11-17-2017, 10:55 PM   #73
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That Smart makes your Axis look like an ACE! LOL
Here's one question that a smart man will never answer:

"Does this Toad make my butt look big?"
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Old 01-12-2018, 05:08 AM   #74
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What We Finally Bought

Well, since I started this thread asking what people tow and why I should let everyone know what we bought. Day after Thanksgiving my wife and I decided to go "looking" at Jeep Wranglers. We had been looking at Carmax and saw that even a used one was not cheap.

Went to the Lodi Jeep dealer, told him our situation and he showed us a Wrangler and we went for a drive. To quote my wife, "It's a metal box." Plus, Jeep offers NO rebates or incentives on Wranglers. The salesman asked if we were interested in a Cherokee but we said we thought it was a little too much for us and the salesman didn't push it. Left there thinking about how much this was going to cost.

Then we went to the Stockton Jeep dealer. Pretty much the same thing; Wranglers are expensive and NO rebates or incentives. This salesman asked about the Cherokee and brought one out anyway, but not in a high pressure way. Took a drive in it and we were hooked. My wife is much more comfortable in the Cherokee and as we husbands all know: Happy wife, happy life.

Jeep offers LOTS of incentives and rebates for the Cherokee. For us it was $6000! A 2018 Cherokee Limited 4X4 cost us less than a Wrangler. Our other vehicle is a 2015 Honda Odyssey which we love and regret we will not be able to take on the road with us, but the Cherokee has pretty much the same bells and whistles as the Odyssey. It's like driving a smaller version of the Odyssey.

Thanks for all the comments and information. Hopefully we'll be seeing you on the road in the coming years.

Maureen & Larry
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Old 01-12-2018, 12:34 PM   #75
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Well, since I started this thread asking what people tow and why I should let everyone know what we bought. Day after Thanksgiving my wife and I decided to go "looking" at Jeep Wranglers. We had been looking at Carmax and saw that even a used one was not cheap.

Went to the Lodi Jeep dealer, told him our situation and he showed us a Wrangler and we went for a drive. To quote my wife, "It's a metal box." Plus, Jeep offers NO rebates or incentives on Wranglers. The salesman asked if we were interested in a Cherokee but we said we thought it was a little too much for us and the salesman didn't push it. Left there thinking about how much this was going to cost.

Then we went to the Stockton Jeep dealer. Pretty much the same thing; Wranglers are expensive and NO rebates or incentives. This salesman asked about the Cherokee and brought one out anyway, but not in a high pressure way. Took a drive in it and we were hooked. My wife is much more comfortable in the Cherokee and as we husbands all know: Happy wife, happy life.

Jeep offers LOTS of incentives and rebates for the Cherokee. For us it was $6000! A 2018 Cherokee Limited 4X4 cost us less than a Wrangler. Our other vehicle is a 2015 Honda Odyssey which we love and regret we will not be able to take on the road with us, but the Cherokee has pretty much the same bells and whistles as the Odyssey. It's like driving a smaller version of the Odyssey.

Thanks for all the comments and information. Hopefully we'll be seeing you on the road in the coming years.

Maureen & Larry
I had an Odyssey too and Honda told me it would void my warranty if I towed but saw where Blue Ox had a base plate and read folks towed them. My problem was my hitch was 5k pounds so traded Odyssey for C-RV. I can buy an Odyssey now after buying new RV. Love the Odyssey. You can tow ford and Chevy trucks that are 4WD. Always check the year (2018) Dinghy Guide before buying. Good luck.
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Old 01-12-2018, 01:22 PM   #76
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I too pull a Fiat 500, 4 door, manual. I love it! My wife can hook up in 5 minutes, I timed it. Four people can comfortably tour in this vehicle.
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Old 01-12-2018, 02:02 PM   #77
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Right, there are fewer choices these days. We formerly towed a Jeep with the last motorhome. Recently bought a Thor Axis. This time, wanted something light weight, easy to tow and store at home, and inexpensive. Decided on a Smart Car (used). Pic attached. Easy procedure to hook up and un hook once initial baseplate, wiring, etc are done. Fun to drive! & great gas mileage.

We've also noticed a lot Honda CRV's are being towed these days. 2013 or older. Newer than 2013 can't be towed due to the CVT transmission.
I also have a Smart I bought for towing for the same reasons. What did it cost to have the base plate installed? I am trying to find a place to do the install.
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Then we went to the Stockton Jeep dealer. Pretty much the same thing; Wranglers are expensive and NO rebates or incentives. This salesman asked about the Cherokee and brought one out anyway, but not in a high pressure way. Took a drive in it and we were hooked. My wife is much more comfortable in the Cherokee and as we husbands all know: Happy wife, happy life.

Jeep offers LOTS of incentives and rebates for the Cherokee. For us it was $6000! A 2018 Cherokee Limited 4X4 cost us less than a Wrangler. Our other vehicle is a 2015 Honda Odyssey which we love and regret we will not be able to take on the road with us, but the Cherokee has pretty much the same bells and whistles as the Odyssey. It's like driving a smaller version of the Odyssey.

Thanks for all the comments and information. Hopefully we'll be seeing you on the road in the coming years.
Congrats on the new Cherokee and welcome to the Cherokee family!
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Old 01-12-2018, 04:04 PM   #79
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I agree!
"It's a Jeep thing", will soon take on an entirely new meaning for you!
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Old 01-12-2018, 04:25 PM   #80
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I have an older 2007 Chevy HHR, bought new specifically to tow, which we have done for years. Though mine is a five speed, the auto transmission versions are also flat towable. I did not want to tow more than 3,000 pounds, so the HHR was a good choice for us, but it is getting older, though still runs great.
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