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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 Nov 16 2012, 11:33 PM
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Just started Motorhoming from a 5th wheel. I did all the research and I bought a Jeep Grand Cherokee. With the Blu Ox tow bar set up I can hook it up in less than 1 minute, if I have my tool bag out and ready. Did not want a car that I needed to keep the key in the ignition to tow. Towing a toad without a braking system is "STUPID". I live in TN and it isn't required here but even if it isn't required in your state you can be ticketed in any state that does require a braking system. That being said, "Better safe than Sorry"..... Just my 2 cents
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post Nov 17 2012, 09:38 AM
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QUOTE(GRL @ Nov 17 2012, 01:33 AM) *

Did not want a car that I needed to keep the key in the ignition to tow.


Not sure why you are reluctant to keep a key in the ignition for towing unless you are worried about someone stealing your toad. I solved that problem with my Malibu by having the local hardware store making a key that turns in the ignition but doesn't have the necessary "chip" to cause the ignition to fire. One nice thing about using a dummy key is that we can adopt a procedure that the key is to be in the ignition any time the car is on the tow-bar. That way we can't ever forget to do it, but there's no risk of theft. We keep the dummy in the dashboard tray all the time.


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a key that turns in the ignition but doesn't have the necessary "chip" to cause the ignition to fire.


I did not know you could get a key like that. What a great idea!
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I did not know you could get a key like that. What a great idea!



Compared to the cost of a "real key" for a modern car, a non-working dummy key is a ~$2 investment at your local hardware store.


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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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