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  • Mellow M
    Mellow MWhy didn't I think of that? Tips and Tricks:
    June 4, 2020We have been thinking about flat towing for the convenience of having a vehicle for errands and exploring. Down sides we know are the added fuel cost of towing and the cost of buying a towable. Any suggestions for alternatives to towing?
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      John And Debbie Maxson June 4, 2020 We wouldn’t go without our tow. The alternative is city bus or uber
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      Dan&Jo June 4, 2020 We opted for a Mastertow tow dolly instead of flat tow. Vehicle for flat tow are plentiful but also somewhat limited without adding extra equipment. Our 'toad' is a Toyota Prius hybrid and as far as vehicle types, the only limitation (mostly) is 'Front Wh...  more
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        Bill and Betty June 4, 2020 We tow a saturn flat with automatic and they are a good car you can get for under 4000 $ simple quick hook up I have seen guys with a row dolly work for a lot more than I do to hook up plus have to get on knees to but belts on flat tow takes ten minutes ...  more
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      The Traveling Locavores June 4, 2020 Don’t know about alternatives other than bus, taxi or ride share. We tow a Jeep Cherokee Trail Hawk. It was very hard to find a vehicle that was flat towable other than Jeep.
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      Mike & Pat and Chris June 4, 2020 We used to flat tow a Jeep. Consider the cost of the vehicle, insurance, plates, extra fuel to tow. How often will you use the tow? A rental car at your destination may be a cheaper way to go.
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        Dan&Jo June 4, 2020 With what we have 2006 Toyota Prius, great condition, liability insurance only $202 yearly, plates $75 yearly and extra fuel for RV =2mpg, rental cars cost considerably more and are far less convenient. We are full time RVers, NOMADS, so your calculations...  more
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      Jim & Sharon Ham June 4, 2020 We have used Enterprise Rent A Car with good results.  The advertised slogan of We Will Pick You Up varies a great deal depending on your camping location, and the number of employees working at a particular location.  If staying in a location f...  more
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      Jimmy & Connie Taylor June 4, 2020 Well always what to do. I am 73 years old and a 100% disabled Vet but I still ride a Motor Trike. We have a V nose Cargo trailer we pull with our MH. Gives us transportation when needed. If raining we stay home. LOL Good luck on what ever you decide.
       
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      Ramblers June 4, 2020 We have a scooter.
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      WeMustRV June 4, 2020 Wouldn't go without our flat tow F150 supercab.  It is great to be able to jump in and go somewhere if you need to.  Also added insurance should there be an issue with the DP, we are not stranded.  This happened to us as COVID Kicked in.&nb...  more
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      Seann (the Canadian) June 4, 2020 With the cost of the vehicle maintenance license insurance and extra fuel it may well make sense to just rent a car many different organizations offer discounts on car rentals check around you may be surprised you'll be money ahead just arriving at your l...  more
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      Jenna & The ZARGON June 4, 2020 Love the "Trike" idea, trying to get the boss to OK a used Harley, myself! :D If you are going full time, I think having your own "toad" would be desireable. If you're just doing weeks and weekends... car rental makes sense and when not nee...  more
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      Mike & Sharon June 4, 2020 We always like to have our own vehicle to explore new areas.We tow 2up with Demco car caddy and our Kia Soul.
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      Debbie and Larry June 4, 2020 We love our Colorado pickup, we travel for months at a time and would not be without some kind of vehicle besides a 36 ft motorhome. We rented a vehicle the first time we went out, it was not a reasonable expense. Besides we are rarely in one area longer ...  more
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      John Aye June 4, 2020 We did a long trip, once, without a toad.  We missed seeing a lot of sites that we could have visited, but we did not want to rent a car for just a day or two.  We have been towing a car four down since then.
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      Bandit455 June 4, 2020 I went lightweight with some offroad capabilities with a Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk. Fully loaded I am still towing well under 5,000lbs including kayaks strapped to the roof. This is also my daily driver so that negates any cost of registration, maintenance ...  more
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      Cinn June 4, 2020 It all depends on where you camp and what you like to do. I'm a boondocker who camps 20-50 miles from any town, so a bicycle or scooter would not be useful for grocery shopping or laundry runs. Ha! (No nearby taxis or Uber, either.) I like having a car to...  more
    • Mellow M
      Mike and Hyesuk June 4, 2020 Motorcycle on a rack, front or rear, or bicycles.
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      Manzie R Lawfer June 4, 2020 I live full time in Zorro (my 24 foot Class A motorhome). I have a bike rack with an electric bike above my rear bumper. The electric bike has saddle bags that accommodate up to 4 gallons of stuff. The bike is great for running errands or going to nearby ...  more
    • Mellow M
      CandaceRivero June 4, 2020 www.RemcoTowing.com will tell you if a vehicle can be towed or if it has restrictions. 
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      StevenVickiRhodes June 4, 2020 A lot depends on your lifestyle/travel style choices - do you stay mostly in or near towns & cities? Or boondock far away from services? We are FT, my husband did a LOT of research before settling on a gently used low-miles 2010 Toyota Corolla. Flat-tow, ...  more
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      Bandit455 June 5, 2020 Remcotowing.com was always my preferred site for info too...
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      StarCounting June 5, 2020 In the past year, we needed to rent a car when our truck (which tows our 5th wheel) required maintenance or simply wouldn't "fit" at sites we wished to visit. We relied on Enterprise. Big caveat, though: At one locale, the cost for the least expensive c...  more
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      Bounder Travelers June 5, 2020 Ever since they were new we have been towing our 1999 Honda CR-V with our 2000 Fleetwood Bounder. Have taken short trips with and without towing and found negligible difference in miles per gallon. I have a detailed log of gas, mpg, maintenance, etc. from...  more
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      Kris and Mark June 7, 2020 Depends on towing vehicle as well as needs. We have a diesel pusher so we could tow a large SUV. If you have a smaller towing vehicle you will need to tow something small or hand a motor cycle carrier on back. The more detailed your post the better the su...  more
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      Eddie&Joy July 17, 2020 We switched from a 5th wheel to 35' class A about a year and a half ago. My wife is retired but I'm still self employed so we take long weekend trips with friends. Haven't towed a vehicle yet but we just purchased electric bikes and have put them on the r...  more
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