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 91 
 on: November 06, 2014, 12:36:32 pm 
Started by mciai2000 - Last post by Bob Mahon
I suggest when looking for a 4-down towable you look at the vehicle forums to get the real scoop. For instance; Ford lists the automatic Focus as being 4-down capable but there have been more complaints than I'd be comfortable with. The newer Escape Owner's Manual initially indicated it was 4-down capable but there were so many transmission failures under warranty that Ford changed the manual to indicate it was not towable.
Do your homework.

 92 
 on: November 06, 2014, 12:24:38 pm 
Started by mciai2000 - Last post by Jim and Beth
We currently tow a 6' x 10' enclosed trailer and a Harley Davidson Triglide. Total weight is 2415 lbs. Have not had any major issues since I can back the trailer and manage to get myself out of any tight spots without unhooking; which would be required if towing a car 4 down. The combined length of our 2910 and the trailer (17' overall length) does limit our options such as requiring pull-thrus at campgrounds, fuel stops, etc.

Recently I have been looking at cars that can be towed 4 down. Motorhome magazine publishes an annual "Dingy Towing Guide" which lists all the vehicles that can be flat towed. This guide is available on Motorhome's website. One thing I have found out about the 2015 models is that many of them now have variable automatic transmissions (VAT) and cannot be flat towed. This is true of the new Honda Fit and CRV which were towable before. Since I plan to use the vehicle as a toad and not my primary vehicle I am looking at small and lightweight (Smartcar, Fiat, or ???).

 93 
 on: November 06, 2014, 11:44:16 am 
Started by mciai2000 - Last post by Bob Mahon
2013 Ford Focus 5-speed connected by Blue Ox.

 94 
 on: November 06, 2014, 11:34:27 am 
Started by mciai2000 - Last post by Barry-Sue
Denny

My error, I was thinking the Mitsubishi Outlander SUV not an Outlander ATV.

Have fun and ride safe.


Barry

 95 
 on: November 06, 2014, 11:26:28 am 
Started by mciai2000 - Last post by bobojay
Barry...  My Outlander is an ATV at 780 lbs.  Must be something else out there with the same name?

Mitsubishi Outlander

 96 
 on: November 06, 2014, 08:53:12 am 
Started by mciai2000 - Last post by Denny & Barb
Barry...  My Outlander is an ATV at 780 lbs.  Must be something else out there with the same name?

 97 
 on: November 06, 2014, 12:14:29 am 
Started by gl1500 - Last post by 2 Frazzled
Replacing the pleated curtain with a long, flexible, thermal one would probably work for us IF the curtain bar can support the extra weight. We have the rubber floor mat so that reduces the heat exchange through the cab floor. I'm not sure how that would work with a noninsulated floor. I'm also not sure I want to deal with all that curtain every time I shutter the front. A floor length curtain that wraps the entire cab would likely be cumbersome. We only need the extra wrapping when we camp really hot or really cold and we do try to avoid the extremes. We just aren't all that good at it.

The idea is food for thought, though. If I could just find a nice, smooth flowing, good looking, light blocking, thermal fabric, we'd be good to go.

 98 
 on: November 05, 2014, 08:10:45 pm 
Started by mciai2000 - Last post by bobojay
2010 Honda CRV (4 wheel drive). Did a LOT of research before we bought something that could be towed 4 down and decided on CRV. No complaints!

The CRV's, any of them are not 4 wheel drive. They are all wheel drive, and it's not the same thing.

Saying that, we know a couple of folks that tow Chevy Sonics 4 down. They love the car and the tow....

 99 
 on: November 05, 2014, 07:36:23 pm 
Started by mciai2000 - Last post by Barry-Sue
Denny and Barb

PC hitch is rated at 5,000 pounds and the Outlander comes in at 4,800 - 5,000 plus pounds.  When you add a trailer you would be way over the limit of the standard PC hitch.

Barry

 100 
 on: November 05, 2014, 07:31:19 pm 
Started by TomHanlon - Last post by mee
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There is always a lot of talk on this forum about to get a slide out or not.

1. Does your Phoenix Cruiser have a slide out?   Yes

2. If you have a slide out, do you have any problems with it?   No

3. If you where to get another new Phoenix Cruiser, would you or would not get the slide out?  Yes, get a slide.

4. I you where to get any new motorhome, would you or would not get a slide out?  Yes, get a slide.

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