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Toads or tow vehicles? What brand do you use?

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Re: Toads or tow vehicles? What brand do you use?
« Reply #105 on: March 31, 2022, 11:23:48 pm »
Have had a motor home now for 30+years, have towed a lot of different vehicle, most 4 down and some using a dolly.  4 down is by far the best way to go.  We currently are on our 3rd jeep liberty.  The last one we stopped using at 250,000 miles (2003), so we upgraded to a 2005 that had less than 100,000 miles.  Other than having problems once with our supplimental braking system activating on it's own when  going through a back mountain road where no place to pull off the Jeeps have all be great to pull.  We also have a 2014 CRV we could tow but like the jeep due to the fact if it get dinged up, scratched we really don't care.  The disadvantage to these vehicles is they do seem to need a lot of repairs.  Luckily the 2003 and 2005 are the same color and are using the 2003 for parts.  None of our Jeeps though have ever let's us down when towing them, that we could not fix ourselves..  Using a Roadmaster tow bar (Falcon) along a brake buddy for braking.  The biggest challenge we have ever had is the time our transfer case shifter broke and I took the center cover off to expose the transfer case from the top, then I was able to put in neutral and then in 2 wheel drive using a pair of channel locks.  What would camping be without a few challenges once in awhile.  Right before the trip I took it to a dealer to fix the linkage due to the fact is was getting tight to move, they put a new shifter, cable etc in and that lasted only a day before breaking.  Last time we used that shop.

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Re: Toads or tow vehicles? What brand do you use?
« Reply #106 on: April 01, 2022, 11:26:09 am »
We have a 2014 Subaru Forester manual shift AWD that we tow four down. Once our brake assist slipped to higher sensitivity thus locking wheels on turns and we shredded tires. Adjustment lever is now taped in place. We replaced the transmission but that's a Subaru thing not a tow thing. We've been told no Subarus can be towed four down anymore.
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