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5vrme
post Mar 6 2012, 02:14 PM
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What is the best vehicle to tow behind a class A?
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post Mar 7 2012, 08:30 AM
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Best is a matter of personal needs and desires. Do you want to tow four down or with a dolly? What is your weight limit? Do you want a vehicle that can be towed four down without modification, or are you willing to put a transmission lube pump or drive shaft disconnect on it? Do you need 4WD? Do you want new, or is used ok?

The most popular autos for towds seem to be Jeeps, Honda CRV, and older Saturns, but we have seen just about anything towed. We are starting to see more Smart cars, and even a Prius or two. We tow a CRV and, for us, it has been great. Jeeps, for a number of reasons, would be a horrible choice for us but for others they are perfect. FMCA publishes a towing guide towing guide. Perhaps this would be a good place to start your search.
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post Mar 7 2012, 09:52 AM
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Best is a matter of personal needs and desires. Do you want to tow four down or with a dolly? What is your weight limit? Do you want a vehicle that can be towed four down without modification, or are you willing to put a transmission lube pump or drive shaft disconnect on it? Do you need 4WD? Do you want new, or is used ok?

The most popular autos for towds seem to be Jeeps, Honda CRV, and older Saturns, but we have seen just about anything towed. We are starting to see more Smart cars, and even a Prius or two. We tow a CRV and, for us, it has been great. Jeeps, for a number of reasons, would be a horrible choice for us but for others they are perfect. FMCA publishes a towing guide towing guide. Perhaps this would be a good place to start your search.


We tow a 2000 Suzuki Grand Vitara 4x4 (standard) behind our 38 ft. Its small but has 4 doors and a cargo area and is peppy with a V6. Its easy to drive, easy to hook up and gets great gas milage. We hardly know its behind us. Only downside is every 200 or so miles you have do a run through the gears. Hasn't been much of a problem though as we usually stop about then for a break anyway.
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5vrme   Vehicles To Tow   Mar 6 2012, 02:14 PM
Texasrvers   Jeep Grand Cherokee   Mar 6 2012, 08:29 PM
edcornflake   Can't say - I pull a 5er... but if I were driv...   Mar 6 2012, 09:27 PM
RFCN2   The "best" vehicle to tow has a lot to d...   Mar 6 2012, 10:04 PM
JDOLLEN   What is the best vehicle to tow behind a class A?...   Mar 7 2012, 08:27 AM
joez   Best is a matter of personal needs and desires. Do...   Mar 7 2012, 08:30 AM
Irene Mac   Best is a matter of personal needs and desires. D...   Mar 7 2012, 09:52 AM
John Blue   We have used our Honda CRV for a lot of years now ...   Mar 7 2012, 10:10 AM
RFCN2   JDollen - How do you get a Jeep hooked up in 30 se...   Mar 7 2012, 11:57 AM
JDOLLEN   JDollen - How do you get a Jeep hooked up in 30 s...   Mar 8 2012, 08:39 AM
justinemily   I guess we have it down to a fine art. My wife d...   Mar 13 2013, 12:32 AM
Lindsay Richards   Having a 4 wheel drive really expands your opportu...   Mar 8 2012, 01:53 PM
JDOLLEN   Having a 4 wheel drive really expands your opport...   Mar 9 2012, 01:38 AM
RLM   Having a 4 wheel drive really expands your opport...   Mar 9 2012, 10:14 AM
Lindsay Richards   My toad is 2006 5 speed stick shift Nissan Fronter...   Mar 9 2012, 10:33 AM
Butch   My toad is 2006 5 speed stick shift with 4 wheel ...   Mar 9 2012, 11:02 AM
Ron Bernstein   I have a HUMMER H3 and it is the easiest thing to ...   Nov 13 2012, 06:28 PM
JDOLLEN   I have a HUMMER H3 and it is the easiest thing to...   Nov 14 2012, 08:09 AM
Lindsay Richards   Most states have a requirement for a braking syste...   Nov 13 2012, 06:33 PM
John Blue   All tows 3000 lbs or over need a braking system pe...   Nov 13 2012, 10:07 PM
GRL   Just started Motorhoming from a 5th wheel. I did a...   Nov 16 2012, 11:33 PM
docj   Did not want a car that I needed to keep the key ...   Nov 17 2012, 09:38 AM
Texasrvers   a key that turns in the ignition but doesn't...   Nov 17 2012, 10:29 AM
docj   I did not know you could get a key like that. Wh...   Nov 17 2012, 12:19 PM
GRL   I think that some vehicles using a dummy key could...   Nov 18 2012, 09:19 PM
B. Kidd   We tow a 2009 Toyota Yaris 5-speed manual 2-door h...   Nov 20 2012, 01:32 PM
edcornflake   Imagine being surrounded by herds of bison being ...   Feb 13 2013, 04:26 PM
B. Kidd   I had a Yaris rental once - I think a full grown ...   Feb 16 2013, 12:33 AM
edcornflake   I'd be a liar EdCF if I said I was not intimi...   Feb 19 2013, 02:07 PM
Jefferey   Yeah Jeep Grand Cherokee is also a better option.   Feb 13 2013, 08:19 AM
Lindsay Richards   I was surrounded by a herd of bison in my 4 wheele...   Feb 13 2013, 04:47 PM
Gerry9   [My new wrangler is great, and easy to hook up wit...   Feb 13 2013, 06:07 PM
SAWSAW   Does anyone think I could tow our Infiniti G37? It...   Mar 1 2013, 10:53 AM
SAWSAW   Does anyone think I could tow our Infiniti G37? I...   Mar 1 2013, 07:33 PM
edcornflake   Does anyone think I could tow our Infiniti G37? I...   Mar 5 2013, 01:48 PM
joez   What does the owner's manual say?   Mar 1 2013, 11:08 AM
Lindsay Richards   Never go by what a salesman tells you either. Lots...   Mar 2 2013, 03:41 PM
Lindsay Richards   The problem is what to do with trailer when you ge...   Mar 5 2013, 02:41 PM
edcornflake   The problem is what to do with trailer when you g...   Mar 6 2013, 01:29 PM
Texasrvers   When we got our first motorhome, we chose a tow do...   Mar 6 2013, 04:07 PM
Driver John   I tow an '02 Explorer Sport Trac 2wd 5spd. Wh...   Mar 9 2013, 11:27 PM
Lindsay Richards   How did your wife train you? Mine stands behind th...   Mar 13 2013, 07:28 AM
JDOLLEN   How did your wife train you? Mine stands behind t...   Mar 14 2013, 04:12 AM
Lindsay Richards   We also make a good team and check each other...   Mar 14 2013, 06:24 AM
Webmaster   I haven't chimed in on this one yet, but I fig...   Apr 12 2013, 10:53 PM
docj   I also had one of the dummy keys previously ment...   Apr 13 2013, 11:11 AM
fasteddy64   I tow a 2004 Toyota Corolla behind my 2012 Coachma...   May 11 2013, 12:56 PM
docj   I tow a 2004 Toyota Corolla behind my 2012 Coachm...   May 11 2013, 07:04 PM
ducmons   We towed a Chevy Avalanche for a while, which can ...   Jun 16 2013, 07:01 PM


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