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Old 11-20-2010, 10:13 AM   #15
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For those who might have the desire to find and use an older vehicle in excellent condition, the early SIDKICK's offer, 4x4, soft top, light weight, simplicity in maintenance, good visibility with the vehicle height and size of windows, and is just the ideal "TOAD" for taking with you to see all the wonderful sights in North America.
There are fewer of these available as time goes by, but if you find a good one, don't pass it by without consideration.

Everything you need to know is posted @ http://www.airforums.com/forums/f238...ick-71116.html
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Old 01-31-2011, 03:14 PM   #16
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I just saw this thread for the first time, today. We have a 2005 LYG 30' SO and tow a Jeep Wrangler 2 Door. It tows well and comes in well under the 4000# limit of the newer LY's. Looks good, too! Good luck.
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I just saw this thread for the first time, today. We have a 2005 LYG 30' SO and tow a Jeep Wrangler 2 Door. It tows well and comes in well under the 4000# limit of the newer LY's. Looks good, too! Good luck.
After reinforcing the hitch, we tow a 2004 Honda Pilot behind our 310. Only time we know it is behind is climbing. We have a Brake Buddy to help during downhills and for safety. Tows 4 down like a dream.
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Old 02-13-2011, 10:57 AM   #18
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Some hints on towing a 4 down toad.

1: Do some research.
2: Occasionally look in the mirror.
3: Ask yourself, "ARE YOU QUALIFIED TO BE ON THE ROAD?"
4: Consider purchasing a boat instead.

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Hands down, my choice would be a VW/Audi product of some kind with a manual transmission. The Golf/Jetta/Beetle/TT platform cars (yes, they are all the same car underneath) tow very nicely with all four wheels down. There are also enough body style and engine variations to suit just about any taste. Everything from wagons to roadsters with a choice of engines ranging from ultra economical diesels to some fire-breathing gas burners that rival the power of a V8. However, a jeep wrangler would be my choice if I had plans to leave the pavement behind or if I were forced to buy an automatic transmission. 4x4 transfer case can be put in neutral so the transmission is completely out of the loop.
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Some hints on towing a 4 down toad.

1: Do some research.
2: Occasionally look in the mirror.
3: Ask yourself, "ARE YOU QUALIFIED TO BE ON THE ROAD?"
4: Consider purchasing a boat instead.

YouTube - You can't cure stupid - RV drags Pickup 6 miles

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My first toad was a old Subaru 4X4. Turn a shape corner with a good bump in it, would cause the front wheels to go all the way and wouldn't recover. I had to bungee the steering wheel to the seat then sometimes it would still turn on me. When it happened, I would have to stop, run back, straighten the wheels, run back to the RV and drive off. Other than that, was a great toad till it died and went to the junk yard.
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