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Choosing a Towed Vehicle


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This is another one of those subjects that could cause a food fight. It seems like everyone likes the vehicle they have chosen to tow and so most will recommend the one they have.

For the purposes of this topic, we will discuss some basic things to help you choose the one that fits your requirements the best.

Considerations For Choosing A Toad Vehicle:

  • Are you planning on using one of your present vehicles?
    • If so, is it towable?
  • If purchasing a vehicle, is price a major consideration?
  • Are you planning on this becoming a second vehicle for work also?
  • Do you plan on doing any off-road traveling, using it in inclement weather?
    • Do you want/need 4 wheel drive
    • Do you want front wheel drive
    • Do you want rear wheel drive
  • Do you have an existing Towbar, Base Plates, Tow Dolly, or Trailer
  • Are you going to be hauling items
    • Motorcycle/Scooter
    • Supplies/
  • Is fuel mileage important to you
  • Is comfort, amenities, and room important
    • Are you planning on traveling with others in the vehicle
      • How many?
  • If purchasing, is your new Toad
    • Towable
      • Will it require a
        • A lube pump
        • A driveshaft disconnect
        • Base Plates
        • Purchasing a Tow Bar
  • If your new Toad is not Towable (4 wheels down):
    • How are you planning on towing it.
      • Trailer
      • Dolly
  • Have you considered also investing in a supplemental Braking System
    • This subject covered in another topic
  • Have you considered:
    • Licensing, Plating, and Insurance Costs

These are a few of the items to be considered when choosing the perfect Vehicle to tow behind your Allegro Motor Home.

You now may want to review the Topic on Tow References to do some homework on costs, feasibility, and requirements of towing the vehicle you have set your sights on.


Submitted by Mike Sundberg - 3/28/06

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