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by dallas mccarty
(vernon tx)

What is a good car to tow when RVing with a Class A?

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Feb 11, 2012
Towable cars
by: Anonymous

Jeeps are great for towing as you can put the transfer case in neutral (4wd only) and tow even with an automatic. Check the owners manual as there are variations in details. Also, jeeps are fun to off road.

Mar 13, 2011
The Best Toads
by: Bud Corwin

We have been fulltiming for about 8 years. We have a 38 foot diesel class "A" which we live in. When we first started out, we had a "99 Honda Accord EX with automatic tranny. When you first start out after you have it all hitched and ready you have to start the engine, run through the forward gears and then put it in neutral. Turn off engine, leave it in neutral, make sure your parking brake is off and key is in "ACC" position. Note: Be sure you don't put it in reverse or park after you turn it off.

Since I sold the '99 Honda, I've had a Toyota Tacoma pickup with a five speed manual tranny and two wheel drive. Hook it up, leave the key in "ACC" position, make sure emergency brake is off and away you go.

Sold the Toyota Tacoma and bought another Honda Accord. This one had a five speed manual. Hook it up and away you go. Same as the Toyota.

Just traded again for another Honda Accord. This one has the automatic tranny again. Same rules as the first Honda. Again, be sure you start it up, go through the forward gears and then put it back into neutral. What this does is keeps you torque converter full of tranny fluid. After you have driven for five or six hours, pull off the highway in a safe area and go back to your honda and start it again, run through the same procedure as before.

You may be wondering why I have gone through so many vechiles in such a short time. Nothing wrong with the cars or trucks. Just like a change.

Mar 10, 2011
Tow Cars
by: Anonymous

We've been Full-Timing 4 yrs... Class A (35', Gas engine).

Saturns have made GREAT "toads." We have towed ours thousands of miles! Even w/ automatic transmissions they don't require any specialmechanical treatment: 1)parking brake 'off' 2)transmission in 'neutral' 3)ignition key in 'ACC'. However, Detroit in its wisdom has stopped making them. A good used one would be fine.

Smaller, lightweight cars are best: Honda 'Fit' is a great example. Consumer Reports gives the 'Fit' a "Recommended" rating. One must check the Manufacturer's Owners' Manual carefully. I don't know about what it takes w/ their Auto Trans model.

Feb 28, 2011
Suggestions please
by: Marianne Edwards

Can any RVers with a class A offer a suggestion please?

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