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#1 mrussell

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 09:22 AM

Hi Everyone,

Just wondering what the most common vehicles are for a toad? What do you have? We have 3 vehicles but none of the 3 are towable - 4 down.

A little background...........we purchased a 1997 Holiday Rambler Endeaver DP last year. We have a Blue Ox tow bar that was included with the motor home. We are probably going to sell our 2004 F350 and get a vehicle to use as a toad.

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#2 harry bellerby

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 09:46 AM

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 10:21 AM

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 10:24 AM

We towed a 1994 Jeep Grand Cherokee and just recently replaced it with a 2010 Chevrolet Equinox.

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 11:08 AM

06 Saturn Vue V6 AWD w/Blue Ox Towning System & Roadmaster supplemental air brake system. Works great.
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Posted 04 April 2012 - 11:36 AM

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 12:55 PM

Ford Flex.
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Posted 04 April 2012 - 01:03 PM

Can all drivers use a manual transmission? If so lots of choices. If you need an automatic - fewer choices. We currently tow 4 down and love our 2005 Subaru WRX wagon 5 speed manual trans - all wheel drive turbo. Next toad will be a few years off and an auto trans due to a bad left ankle - currently a bit tough in city traffic on the bad ankle due to clutch use.

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Hi Everyone,

Just wondering what the most common vehicles are for a toad? What do you have? We have 3 vehicles but none of the 3 are towable - 4 down.

A little background...........we purchased a 1997 Holiday Rambler Endeaver DP last year. We have a Blue Ox tow bar that was included with the motor home. We are probably going to sell our 2004 F350 and get a vehicle to use as a toad.

Martha and Larry


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Posted 04 April 2012 - 02:13 PM

We tow a 2005 Ford Explorer
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Posted 04 April 2012 - 02:19 PM

2003 Ford Explorer

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 02:26 PM

We tow a 99 Dodge Dakota with a M&G brake system and we also will tow a 05 Mini Cooper S.
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Posted 04 April 2012 - 03:36 PM

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 03:59 PM

Honda CR-V.

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 04:03 PM

2006 HHR auto... no special care needed to tow (other than supplemental brakes)
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Posted 04 April 2012 - 04:29 PM

2012 Ford F150 SuperCrew 4x4. This is the first year you can tow a ford pickup 4 down straight from the factory with no modification needed.
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Posted 04 April 2012 - 05:05 PM

We have towed three different vehicles over the past 12 years. We started with a 1995, manual transmission, Ford Ranger for the first year. Next came a 4WR 2001 Honda, CR-V with automatic transmission. We towed that about 40K miles and drove it 157K miles, trading it for a 2009, Honda CR-V which we still have, but have stopped towing it. We towed it for two years and about 13K miles.

None of these required any modification except for the installing of a base plate, which is needed to safely tow any modern vehicle.

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 05:10 PM

I have 2 toads: 2005 GMC Canyon 4x4 pickup (twin to the Chevy Colorado) & 2006 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited . Both setup with Roadmaster tow brackets & towbar
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Posted 04 April 2012 - 05:17 PM

2012 Ford F150 SuperCrew 4x4. This is the first year you can tow a ford pickup 4 down straight from the factory with no modification needed.



I flat towed my 2000 F150 4x4 pickup, with no modifications. The Ford written requirements back then were, it had to have a manual transfer case (not electronic shift on the fly type), and they required you to disconnect one of the front differential vacuum lines, or the wires to the solenoid that controled that vacuum switch. I've since sold it and went to a F250 for the ranch and I dont tow that one, but the 2000 F150 towed just fine.
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Posted 04 April 2012 - 05:26 PM

We use a Ready Brute tow bar that has a surge brake. Our toad is a 2005 PT Cruiser with a 5-speed manual tranny. We tow 4-down

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 06:16 PM

We are with a purpose purchased 2007 CRV AWD, has been a solid toad. We looked at Vue's too, and feel it is a good toad (actually liked the Honda V6 in the Vue we looked at!), but went with the Honda CRV for resell value. (Thought we would be only towing it a few years - decided to keep it a bit longer.)

If you look at the items for sell forum, some CRV's are on this now. Buying one that is already set up for Toad duties, saves some funds on the base plate and some come with braking systems. Might be worth a look, if they are close to you...

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