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Bill.Satellite

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Posted: 09/04/20 07:53pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

david1601 wrote:

We tow a Jeep Cherokee Tralhawk. Takes five minutes to hookup and unhook. Just a button to push pretty much.

It also is a very comfortable drive yet offers us the ability to do a lot of four-wheeling in the mountains. Easy to tow.


X2 but it doesn't have to be a Trailhawk. The Cherokke and Grand Cherokee are real luxury rides and with the right transmission they change from being a car to being a trailer in less than 30 seconds. The other 4 1/2 minutes is just connecting the tow bar, lights and brake.


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Posted: 09/04/20 08:26pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

With so many toads to choose from, the OP should get what he wants to drive around when he gets where he is going. Sometimes we take the ranger pickup, put the automatic transmission and transfer case in neutral, that's it. Sometimes we take the 2 door elantra, put the standard shift in neutral and turn the key one click to unlock the steering. No fuse to pull, no running the engine, no need to stop after X number of hrs. There are many cars that are easy to pull.





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Posted: 09/04/20 08:59pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I have a 07 Jeep Liberty. Looking to get a Jeep Wrangler. If in a hurry, can unhook in less than 5 min. Easy to hook up too. Blue Ox base plate and tow bar. Demco Stay n Play break assist.


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Really comes down to what you want or need I’ve towed 2006 wrangler (still have it) 2001 and 2004 grand Cherokee, 2001 Cherokee, Chevy Cruze, and now have set up 2019 Cherokee but not toad yet, each one had a different set of nuances and it’s good to do a lot of reading before you buy.


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Posted: 09/05/20 08:41am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We can fit two carbon fiber bicycles in our four door Jeep.
Normally, we use the exterior bike carrier. But when traveling dirty inclement weather, we prefer to keep things clean and put them inside.
So. . .it depends on what and how you use the toad.


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djsclassics wrote:

hi just getting back into the a class A . went from an 05 Providence 39s to a Forest river 30ft class C .Just never warmed up to it . Traded it in for a 2021 Forest River Georgetown 39 ft G5 . Wondering what is a good toad /dinghy. was thinking maybe a jeep wrangler or maybe a beetle , or even a mini cooper? would love to find one all set up for use with my blue ox tow bar, but just cant seem to fiqure out where to look for ones ready to go. Its really only gonna be used for towing, so not looking to spend a million bucks . im located in mass , but willing to travel to find something ready to go . any help /advice would be appreciated . thanks dan

Always best to tow your DD and for having an extra vehicle to support for just being a Toad, will cost a million bucks in added expense, anyway.
As to your question, I vote for the Wrangler, hands down for ease of towing quirks and so that you're ready for any kind of terrain, once your get where you're going.


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We have towed hybrids manufactured by Ford Motor Co for 13 years. Started with a 2008 Mercury Mariner, then a 2012 Ford Fusion followed by a 2014 Lincoln MKZ and now tow a 2019 Ford Fusion Energi. All towed well, got great fuel economy and were comfortable for traveling around sightseeing at our various destination stops. Very little set up required, especially with our current 2019 Fusion Energi. Every time the transmission knob is placed in Neutral, a message appears "press L to engage neutral tow". If you do that, a message appears "neutral tow engaged" - - you shut off the car and you're ready to go - - no fuses to pull or battery cables to disconnect!

Several other Ford models are towable including the Escape hybrid and some models of the Edge as well as the Ford F-150 & Ranger trucks.


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