Choosing a tow vehicle
Determining what vehicle to tow determines how you will tow that vehicle. Before full-timing we had a Mazda 6 and a Chevy Avalanche, either of which could have worked, but we wanted to be able to flat tow a smaller vehicle that had 4 wheel drive and good ground clearance. The Mazda 6 would have needed a front wheel dolly and while we could flat tow the Chevy Avalanche, it was too big and cumbersome. We needed a tow vehicle that was small, agile and versatile. We decided that a Jeep Wrangler would be a perfect fit. Many people choose this option. I would say 1 out 4 towed vehicles that we see are Wranglers.
Good Sam has a great guide they publish every year on the latest advances in towing and a list of models that could be flat towed : 2018 Guide to Dingy Towing
Here is our comprehensive list of everything we needed to tow Walter, our 2001 Jeep Wrangler TJ (Automatic) along with how much it all cost.
Total Price: $ 3137.38 + Installation
By Kevin Quiambao
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