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My husband and I just bought an RV and will be transitioning into retirement and full-time RV'ing. We are looking for a small SUV such as Toyota's Rav4 or Honda's CRV, etc. to tow behind us. I currently have an SUV that is not towable due to the transmission. Where do we find used toads that come with all of the tow equipment? Any ideas or suggestions?
 

C Nash

Senior Member
#2
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What kind of SUV do you have now? There are aftermarket product that can be added to make most towable. Have you checked the classifieds here? Try putting an ad in wanted. The trackers, Suzuki are good toads.
 
#3
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Thank you for your response. I currently have a Lexus RX300. I know about the after market product, but I was told they cost $1,000, then there is the cost of all the towing equipment. We thought we would be smart to get rid of this car and buy a small used SUV that is already towable. Maybe not. I didn't know I could post a "wanted ad" on this website. We're pretty new at all this.

Thanks again,
Bonnie :)
 

C Nash

Senior Member
#4
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Bonnie, check all your local used car lots and you may find a toad that already has the brackets mounted. Saturns were very poplar toads and I have seen several on lots with the brackets. Setting up a toad for towing can get expensive, tow bar, lights, toad brackets, safety cables, toad brakes, wiring and labor for installation if you are not a do it youself person. Figure on between 1200 & 2000 $ . I purchased our tow bar on e-bay and saved. Good luck
 

Plant

New Member
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Hi, We are new to RVing, for whatever it is worth we tow a 2001 Ford Escort on a tow dolly, purchased new tow dolly for $675.00 from M&M Trailers in Sikeston, MO. We bought the smaller one as we only intend to tow small cars. The new one is built good and as cheap as some used ones I checked into. Nice thing about a tow dolly if you change cars no added expense, but you do have to park them if you stay somewhere long. We certainly enjoyed our little car and cheap on gas. Best of all it's paid for only cost $6,000.00 at a Saturn dealer, then I put it on my Discover Card and had extra time to pay for it. Good Luck
 
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