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Old 05-12-2010, 07:46 PM   #1
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Tow Vehicle for Motor Home

Does anyone have a recommendation for a tow vehicle for a 30ft Land Yacht Motor Home?

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Old 05-12-2010, 07:48 PM   #2
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Welcome to the forums.
Do you want to tow the motor home are you looking to tow something behind it? That would be referred to as a toad.



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Old 05-12-2010, 08:33 PM   #3
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Welcome to the forums,
Are you meaning travel trailer, instead of motor home?
I would be looking at a 3/4 ton minimum, truck or suv. I would prefer diesel to run a rig that size. But that's just personal preference. A big gasser will do it well also.
I'm sure you will get a lot of good advice from our local tow vehicle enthusiasts.

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Old 05-12-2010, 09:28 PM   #4
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My first choice would be a Fit but to low to get in and out off, so moving up a little the most popular toad from Honda is the CRV. When I decide we can't use the pickup for bikes, kayaks and hauling around the property, I will switch to the CRV. All Honda's even the automatics can be towed.
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Old 05-13-2010, 02:34 PM   #5
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This 1999 Land Yacht is a 31 ft. Motor Home and not a trailer. So looking to pull a "toad". We have heard Honda CRVs are best option or Saturn, but they are out of business now.
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Old 05-13-2010, 06:27 PM   #6
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Do you mean TOWED?

How 'bout a Mini Cooper? Looks good. I don't know what you call the vehicle you pull behind a motor home. How 'bout "Second Place". LOL
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Old 05-13-2010, 06:40 PM   #7
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Motorhome magazine produces a annual listing of towable vehicles.

I believe this is based on official info from MFGs.

Remco has additional information and products to help with towing of vehicles.
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Old 05-14-2010, 10:01 PM   #8
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Suzuki Vitara is a common one too...
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Old 05-17-2010, 11:18 AM   #9
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I tow a 2003 Honda Pilot behind my 310 and before the Pilot I towed a CR-V. Don't forget the auxillary brake for the towed vehicle. I personally use the Brake Buddy but there are lots of others out there.

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Old 05-26-2010, 05:52 PM   #10
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We tow a '99 Suzuki Vitara 4X4. Has a neutral in the transfer case. The car has 164000 miles on it plus over 40000 on the tow bar. Bought it new because: 1) Automatic, so wife can drive it; 2) 2300 pounds, close to the 2000 pound tow limit of the Silver Bullet; 3) My bicycle would fix inside. The tag is 'IFOLORV' just so I remember which order they go in:<)
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We usually tow my Wife's VW Jedda. We use a tow dolly though and have towed my Explorer and even my Corvette in the past.
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We tow a 1976 Porsche 912E behind our 1986 345. The car weighs 2100# so the motorhome does not even know it's there.
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Old 06-19-2010, 07:03 PM   #13
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If you don't mind a standard transmission, there are many choices.
If your other half insists on an automatic (because it's her daily driver when not being towed) choices ar limited.
1. Lighter is always better because Airstreams motor homes don't have great towing capacity.
2. Honda an Saturn have automatic transmissions, towable at highway speeds all day without the additon of a transmission pump. (Extra expense)
3. If you can tow a stick shift, look for one under 2000 pounds to avoid
the necessity of an additional braking system (Another additional expense)
4. To add to you enjoymnet factor I recommend an old Porsche or VW
Beetle. Light and fun and I guarantee people will seek you out where ever you go to tell you their Poesche or VW stories. Yes they are collectible and you'll find lots of exciting old car events to visit in your Airstream and your unique toad.
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Old 07-25-2010, 07:40 PM   #14
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We have a Mazda Miata that we would like to tow but we have dog too so we're thinking of getting another vehicle. Really would like it to be drop top cuz they are such a blast to drive. Would consider a Jeep Wrangler to accomodate the dog. Think an AS MH would mind that?

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