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Recommended Toads for Roadtrek
« on: March 28, 2016, 12:28:28 PM »
What, if any, are you Roadtrek owners towing behind?  Do you flat tow or use a dolly?  If flat-towing, which vehicles do your recommend?  If using a tow dolly, which would your recommend to be the lightest and easiest for me to manipulate by myself?  I travel mostly alone, although I do have a new travel partner and he is a great help.

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Re: Recommended Toads for Roadtrek
« Reply #1 on: March 28, 2016, 07:55:52 PM »
I don't have a recommendation for you, but there are several different models of Roadtrek built on different capacity chassis and engine types with varying towing capacities.  It would help us give you some ideas if we knew the precise year and model you have.
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Re: Recommended Toads for Roadtrek
« Reply #2 on: March 28, 2016, 09:37:41 PM »
First you need to decide what one you are talking about so you can find out what weight it can pull. Then decide on what you want to pull. Having a dolly just adds an extra layer of complication. I hiley recomend something you can tow 4 down.
Bill
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Re: Recommended Toads for Roadtrek
« Reply #3 on: March 29, 2016, 12:45:07 PM »
I have a 2007 Popular 190 Roadtrek.  I prefer to tow 4 down.  Which vehicles are you guys towing 4 down?

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Re: Recommended Toads for Roadtrek
« Reply #4 on: March 29, 2016, 07:36:13 PM »
I am impressed although somewhat dubious, but the new 190 has a pretty heavy tow capacity according to Roadtrek - could be different with 2007.  See what you manual says.  I personally would not recommend towing anything much greater than about 4,000 lbs - and only then with auxiliary brakes.  GVWR is about 9600 lbs. and a 4,000 lb towed might push you around in an emergency stop/maneuver without good towed brakes.


That said many prefer, as do I, a Jeep Wrangler.  Most 4WD vehicles (not AWD) can be towed 4-down as can many manual shift 2WD.  You need to decide how you plan to use a towed and then go looking.
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Re: Recommended Toads for Roadtrek
« Reply #5 on: May 26, 2016, 07:16:33 PM »
I am impressed although somewhat dubious, but the new 190 has a pretty heavy tow capacity according to Roadtrek - could be different with 2007.  See what you manual says.  I personally would not recommend towing anything much greater than about 4,000 lbs - and only then with auxiliary brakes.  GVWR is about 9600 lbs. and a 4,000 lb towed might push you around in an emergency stop/maneuver without good towed brakes.


That said many prefer, as do I, a Jeep Wrangler.  Most 4WD vehicles (not AWD) can be towed 4-down as can many manual shift 2WD.  You need to decide how you plan to use a towed and then go looking.

This is good to know as i own a 2014 Wrangler Sahara Unlimited, and may end up keeping it after i buy my 2016 Roadtrek 190 down the line. Was thinking of trading it in along with my own cash as a down payment, have a ton of equity in my wrangler. We will see.

 

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