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mattcoker17

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can I tow wheels down???
« on: January 31, 2018, 12:29:27 PM »
I just bought a 2018 KIA Sportage AWD SUV.  Can I tow with any of the wheels down or do I need to trailer it.  My guess is the latter. 
2015 Jayco White Hawk Ultralite 24' (for now)

Oscar Mike

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spencerpj

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Re: can I tow wheels down???
« Reply #2 on: January 31, 2018, 02:04:20 PM »
What does the little book in the glove box say?  Great starting place.

jagnweiner

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Re: can I tow wheels down???
« Reply #3 on: January 31, 2018, 02:07:16 PM »
My guess is the latter as well.  I looked at FMCA's 2017 towing guide (http://prodcontent.s3.amazonaws.com/motorhomemagazine.com/2017DinghyGuide.pdf) and it doesn't list any KIA vehicles as being towable 4 down.  If it's AWD, a tow dolly wouldn't help either.  I followed the link to the Remco site that John posted and, although it doesn't show a link for 2018 Sportages, it indicates that 2017 Sportages in AWD form must be trailered.
-Scott
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docj

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Re: can I tow wheels down???
« Reply #4 on: January 31, 2018, 10:39:42 PM »
No offense intended, but these days there's little reason to post a question like this on a forum when the owner's manual is instantly available online.  Here's the 2018 Kia Sportage manual: https://carmanuals2.com/get/kia-sportage-2018-owner-s-manual-108972

Page 7-34 makes it pretty clear that in an emergency the vehicle can be slowly towed for short distances.  Other than that there's no mention of towing behind a motorhome.  Pretty obvious that this vehicle isn't a candidate for use as a toad.
Sandie & Joel

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