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Posted: 01/13/18 04:59pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We have more researching to do, may come back with a more detailed question or two.

Thanks everyone for your help

Mike


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We went from a Saturn car to a Jeep Wrangler. The Jeep is so darn easy to use. The tow is higher and don't have to bend over as much. And you just disconnect the transmission with one pull. Takes 30 seconds. The key comes out so no locking wheel. And they are so much fun when you get where you are going. If I was buying a new tow today I would get the new model Wrangler 4 door. I am only undecided on auto or manual transmission. Jeep Wranglers have the lowest depreciation of any car.


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lj2654 wrote:

FMCA just came out with all the vehicles that are 4 down towable for 2018.

A few more have dropped off the list. I was going to sell my 2012 Cadillac SRX and get a XT5 but they are not towable and they dont make the SRX anymore.


Take a look at the new Lincoln MKX that is soon to be called the Nautilus in 2019 (slight updated restyled exterior). Lincoln is going to get away from the 'letter' designation which I'm glad to see.

The Lincoln MKX is larger in every way compared to the Cadillac XT5 which is not towable anyway. The Lincoln is wider, a little taller, longer and is towable four down. It has a little more head room and leg room (Front and Rear) and more cargo space. The Lincoln gas mileage is slightly less.

Ours is the top of the line with the twin turbo charged 2.7 with 365hp, AWD, with parking assist and the lane keeping feature. It's really nice, you should check it out.

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I also know someone towing a Lincoln MKT which I think is Lincoln's explorer...


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bullydogs1 wrote:

I also know someone towing a Lincoln MKT which I think is Lincoln's explorer...


Hey Mr. Bullydogs,

I always thought that the Lincoln MKT was the Ford Flex clone. In the old days, they had the Lincoln Aviator which was Lincoln's sister to the Ford Explorer.

I lined up the Lincoln MKT, Ford Flex and the Ford Explorer on the Lincoln 'comparison' website and the MKT and Flex do have the same wheelbase of 117.9, the Explorer is 112.8.

Otherwise, they all compare very close to each other. So now, I'm not sure.

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I believe they line up as follows:

Ford Escape = Lincoln MKC
Ford Edge = Lincoln MKX
Ford Explorer = Lincoln MKT


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I have the Saturn as a third car..only using it for flat tow...this thing is tough as nails and easy as pie to tow and set up..Chevrolet actually has a fleet model of this called the Captiva which you can buy used from Enterprise Hertz etc...I also have the Sonic which can be flat towed in case anything happened to my Saturn. The Saturn features the CR-V drivetrain which as long as you take care of it (and I do) it will do very well (it is and continues to) ...although if necessary would probably get a Ford F150 truck 4 door to replace wife's 2011 truck and that is flat towable as well...I stick with what I have because we take our dogs everywhere and I don't want to dog hair a brand new one..and Mr Mark knows our dogs and they do go everywhere....

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mdcamping wrote:

https://prodcontent.s3.amazonaws.com/motorhomemagazine.com/2017DinghyGuide.pdf

Okay wife wants a new car, in 5 yrs we looking for possible options to use the car as a 4 down toad.

Problem: Wife hates cars on above link, what she likes is toyoto Rav 4, Honda CRV, subaru outback. Just starting to get our feet wet with this. Anything we could request/do/change at the dealership where we may be able to tow one of these cars 4 down?

Happy wife=happy life [emoticon]

Thanks everyone for your help

Mike


So, 65 cars listed and she hates them all? Tough DW!
Have you looked at the FMCA towables guide? If not, you should.


What I post is my 2 cents and nothing more. Please don't read anything into my post that's not there. If you disagree, that's OK.
Can't we all just get along?

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Mile High wrote:

I believe they line up as follows:

Ford Escape = Lincoln MKC
Ford Edge = Lincoln MKX
Ford Explorer = Lincoln MKT


The MKT and Flex have the exact same wheel base at 117.9

The Explorer is 112.8.

But, I'm not saying that you are wrong, it gets blurry comparing the Flex and Explorer for interior space, roof height, ground clearance, etc. The Lincoln MKT is 9.3 inches longer than the Explorer.

Only the Explorer, Flex and MKT offer a third seat option and all three are towable. The Edge and MKX are 5 seaters and are towable. The Escape and MKC are not towable.

Safe travels,
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I'd rather have a trailer any day. No worries!

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