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Chevrolet Colorado GMC Canyon,Colorado and its upscale twin the GMC Canyon are. available with curb weights that start at 4 100 pounds. and lengths of 212 4 inches to 224 6 inches The following information is intended to help. motorhome owners select a vehicle that is approved. BEFORE YOU BUY by its manufacturer for flat towing The information. Towing information may be difficult to obtain directly was gathered from automobile manufacturers. from the auto manufacturers and oftentimes dealership and vehicle owners manuals and pertains only to. salespeople don t understand the concept of recreational model year 2015 vehicles The information may or. towing or have limited knowledge about which vehicles may not be correct for earlier or later models While. can be towed four wheels down every attempt has been made to present accurate. That s why it s important to do your homework when information continued vehicle improvements and. it comes to selecting your next towed vehicle Think of production line changes could alter the information. the Towables For 2015 guide as the first step in your and render it out of date Before purchasing any. discovery process Also you may want to check the vehicle consult its owners manual to determine. Technical Forums at FMCA com to see whether there whether the vehicle can be flat towed behind a. have been reports about towing particular vehicles motorhome and what procedures must be taken to. Following are some additional guidelines prepare the vehicle for towing Towing surveys for. Before purchasing a vehicle make sure the prior years are available at www FMCmagazine com. dealership representative with whom you are,speaking understands that you are looking to. tow the vehicle and not to use it to tow a trailer. Next and perhaps the most important step is to, request that you be shown a copy of the vehicle s A guide to 2015 model year. owners manual Once you have the manual in, hand find the section that addresses four wheels vehicles that manufacturers. down towing often under a heading such as, Recreational Towing Do not confuse this with have indicated can be.
Emergency Towing which may be possible four, wheels down on a limited basis for emergency recreationally towed behind. purposes only In this section you will find specific. guidelines regarding towing procedures necessary a motorhome without. modifications and safety issues pertaining to the,vehicle Many manufacturers have their owners. significant modifications,manuals available online If you have a particular. vehicle in mind visit the manufacturer s Web site,and click on the Owners link to see whether the. manual for that vehicle is available to download,JANUARY 2015 FAMILYMOTORCOACHING 45.
Once you are confident the vehicle is towable and safety features The most important factor when. and you are comfortable with the towing setup selecting a towing package is to make sure it is rated to. procedures and guidelines ask a few more handle the weight of the towed vehicle Have the initial. questions before making the purchase Find installation done by qualified and experienced personnel. out from the dealer manufacturer or owners After installation check the equipment frequently and. manual how towing will affect the vehicle s use it only in the manner for which it was designed As. warranty Also ask the dealer rep whether any with any mechanical gear proper maintenance can. service bulletins have been released that relate increase the life of towing equipment However there. to towing the vehicle behind a motorhome comes a time when the equipment must be replaced to. If possible have the vehicle weighed Your prevent a dangerous situation Frequent inspections. motorhome has been given a gross combination will alert you to the need. weight rating GCWR which is the maximum When hooking up the towed vehicle do not let yourself. allowable combined weight of the motorhome and be distracted Also get in the habit of checking the towing. the attached towed vehicle The accompanying equipment each time you stop for fuel or to take a break. charts include approximate curb weights as Walk around the towed vehicle to make sure the tires are. supplied by the manufacturers however optional properly inflated and do not exhibit any unusual wear. equipment and accessories can increase the patterns Perform these safety inspections each time. weight of the vehicle So make sure that its you re stopped and you will decrease the chances of a. weight will not push the combined weight above potential problem while on the road. the GCWR It s also a good idea to weigh your Safety is the most important issue for motorhomers. motorhome see Weigh Me February 2011 when they operate their coaches That s why for safety s. page 38 Because of overloading issues some sake every motorhome owner who tows a vehicle four. motorhomes should not tow anything In fact wheels down should consider using an auxiliary braking. certain motorhomes may need to have their system Many motorhome chassis and automobile. loads lightened before being driven solo manufacturers recommend that supplemental brakes be. used on any towed vehicle, TOWING EQUIPMENT A question that is often asked concerning. Once you ve selected a vehicle for towing the next step supplemental brakes involves the legal ramifications. is to purchase a tow bar and base plate Several of not using them Not all jurisdictions mandate. companies sell tow bars with varying convenience supplemental brakes on towed vehicles but when it. comes to four wheels down towing safety should be,paramount Your motorhome s brakes were designed. PHOTO COURTESY OF ROADMASTER, to stop the weight of the coach Add several thousand. pounds of towed vehicle weight to the equation and. the motorhome s braking system is being asked to,do more than it was intended The extra weight can. reduce the effectiveness of the brakes in emergency. stopping situations as well as lead to premature,and potentially costly.
wear on the motorhome s braking system,A supplemental brake provides stopping assistance. to the tandem allowing the towed vehicle s brakes to. slow the vehicle and reduce the weight inertia that s. pushing forward against the rear of the motorhome, Most of us have never heard anyone say that the brakes. on their motorhome stop it too quickly Nevertheless. many of us have seen what happens when brakes don t. work quickly enough, Although this guide focuses on vehicles that can be. flat towed there is no single best way to tow Each vehicle. and each method has its advantages and disadvantages. If a vehicle you already own or wish to purchase cannot. be flat towed it may be possible to tow it on a dolly or. trailer or have adaptations made to the vehicle to make. it towable,46 FAMILYMOTORCOACHING JANUARY 2015,Buick Regal Cadillac SRX. READING THE CHART, Based on questions we ve received from readers in past years here are some clarifications regarding information that appears.
on the accompanying towing chart A Yes in the column under the type of transmission auto or manual means that when. equipped with that type of transmission the vehicle is towable No means it is not towable If the model is not available with. a particular transmission N A appears in the column The Approximate Curb Weight and Total Length figures are for a. vehicle s base model TBD means that as of press time that piece of information was still to be determined Keep in mind also. that although some vehicles are indicated as being towable not all trim lines engine configurations etc within that model line. may be towable always refer to the particular vehicle s owners manual to be sure. TRANSMISSION DRIVE SPEED DISTANCE APPROXIMATE TOTAL. MODEL Auto Manual CONFIGURATION LIMITS CURB WEIGHT LENGTH. Enclave1 Yes N A All wheel drive 65 mph None2 4 922 lbs 201 9 in. Yes N A Front wheel drive 65 mph None 2,4 724 lbs 201 9 in. Regal 2 0 liter GS No Yes Front wheel drive None 3. 3 710 lbs 190 2 in, Remove the 20 amp ECM1 fuse in the underhood bussed electrical center UBEC To prevent the battery from draining while the vehicle is being towed. remove the 50 amp BATT1 fuse in the UBEC, The vehicle should be run at the beginning of each day and at each RV fuel stop for about five minutes Reinstall the fuses to start the vehicle. When towing the vehicle for extended periods of time start the vehicle as often as possible to prevent battery drain. TRANSMISSION DRIVE SPEED DISTANCE APPROXIMATE TOTAL. MODEL Auto Manual CONFIGURATION LIMITS CURB WEIGHT LENGTH. Escalade1 Yes N A Four wheel drive None 5 840 lbs 203 9 in. SRX Yes N A All wheel drive 65 mph None 2,4 442 lbs 190 3 in. SRX Yes N A Front wheel drive 65 mph None 2,4 277 lbs 190 3 in.
To be flat towed the Escalade must have an eight speed automatic transmission and be four wheel drive with a two speed transfer case that has a Neutral and. a 4 low setting The negative battery cable must be disconnected and not touch the terminals The Escalade with six speed automatic transmission CANNOT. be flat towed, The vehicle should be run at the beginning of each day and at each RV fuel stop for about five minutes. JANUARY 2015 FAMILYMOTORCOACHING 47,Chevrolet Malibu Dodge Durango. TRANSMISSION DRIVE SPEED DISTANCE APPROXIMATE TOTAL. MODEL Auto Manual CONFIGURATION LIMITS CURB WEIGHT LENGTH. Colorado1 Yes N A Four wheel drive None 4 140 lbs 212 7 in. Cruze2 No Yes Front wheel drive 65 mph None 3 084 lbs 181 0 in. Equinox3 4 Yes N A All wheel drive 65 mph None 3 777 lbs 187 8 in. Equinox 3 4, Yes N A Front wheel drive 65 mph None 3 777 lbs 187 8 in. Yes N A Front wheel drive 65 mph None 3 393 lbs 191 5 in. Silverado 1500 1,Yes N A Four wheel drive None 4 749 lbs 205 6 in. Silverado 2500 HD 1,Yes N A Four wheel drive None 6 044 lbs 224 4 in.
Silverado 3500 HD 1,Yes N A Four wheel drive None 6 281 lbs 224 4 in. Sonic Hatchback 4 7 9, Yes Yes Front wheel drive 65 mph None 2 690 lbs 159 0 in. Sonic Sedan 4 7 9, Yes Yes Front wheel drive 65 mph None 2 727 lbs 173 1 in. Spark No Yes Front wheel drive 70 mph None 2 269 lbs 144 7 in. Suburban 1,Yes N A Four wheel drive None 5 896 lbs 224 4 in. Yes N A Four wheel drive None 5 683 lbs 204 0 in,Traverse 5 8.
Yes N A All wheel drive 65 mph None 4 956 lbs 203 7 in. Traverse 5 8, Yes N A Front wheel drive 65 mph None 4 713 lbs 203 7 in. Only four wheel drive vehicles with a two speed transfer case that have a Neutral and 4 low setting can be towed four wheels down The negative battery cable. must be removed from the battery and must not touch the terminals. To prevent the battery from draining while the vehicle is being towed remove fuses 22 23 24 and 25 from the instrument panel fuse block. Remove fuse 32 from the instrument panel fuse block However if instability a wobble occurs when flat towing follow the revised flat towing procedure in. GM service bulletin 17 NA 348, The vehicle should be run at the beginning of each day and at each RV fuel stop for about five minutes. The vehicle should be run at the beginning of each day and at each RV fuel stop for about five minutes Reinstall any fuses that may have been removed before. starting the vehicle, To prevent the battery from draining while the vehicle is being towed remove fuses 8 22 Key Access only and 24 from the instrument panel fuse block. The Sonic RS with automatic transmission CANNOT be towed four wheels down. Remove the 20 amp ECM1 fuse in the underhood bussed electrical center UBEC To prevent the battery from draining while the vehicle is being towed. remove the 50 amp BATT1 fuse in the UBEC, To prevent the battery from draining while the vehicle is being towed remove the Discrete Logic Ignition Switch fuse from the instrument panel fuse block. 48 FAMILYMOTORCOACHING JANUARY 2015,Fiat 500 Ford Flex.
TRANSMISSION DRIVE SPEED DISTANCE APPROXIMATE TOTAL. MODEL Auto Manual CONFIGURATION LIMITS CURB WEIGHT LENGTH. Dart No Yes Front wheel drive None 3 122 lbs 183 9 in. Durango1 Yes N A All wheel drive None 5 330 lbs 201 2 in. Only all wheel drive models equipped with the two speed transfer case can be towed four wheels down Refer to the towing instructions in the owners manual. TRANSMISSION DRIVE SPEED DISTANCE APPROXIMATE TOTAL. MODEL Auto Manual CONFIGURATION LIMITS CURB WEIGHT LENGTH. 500 500c No Yes Front wheel drive None 2 363 lbs 139 6 in. 500 Turbo No Yes Front wheel drive None 2 477 lbs 144 4 in. 500L Pop 1,Yes Yes Front wheel drive None 3 203 lbs 166 5 in. 500L Easy Trekking 1,No Yes Front wheel drive None 3 203 lbs 166 5 in. 500 Abarth 500c Abarth No Yes Front wheel drive None 2 512 lbs 144 4 in. 500L Pop vehicles equipped with the Euro Twin Clutch transmission can be towed four wheels down but vehicles equipped with Aisin automatic. transmission cannot,Chevrolet Malibu,JANUARY 2015 FAMILYMOTORCOACHING 49. Ford Explorer GMC Terrain, TRANSMISSION DRIVE SPEED DISTANCE APPROXIMATE TOTAL. MODEL Auto Manual CONFIGURATION LIMITS CURB WEIGHT LENGTH. C MAX Energi Yes N A Front wheel drive 70 mph None1 3 859 lbs 173 6 in. C MAX Hybrid Yes N A Front wheel drive 70 mph None1 3 607 lbs 173 6 in. Edge V 62 3 Yes N A All wheel drive 65 mph None1 4 186 lbs 188 1 in. Edge V 6 2 3,Yes N A Front wheel drive 65 mph None 1.
3 988 lbs 188 1 in, Expedition Yes N A Four wheel drive None 5 846 lbs 206 0 in. Explorer V 6 2,Yes N A All wheel drive 65 mph None 1. Subaru no longer offers the hatchback version of its WRX STI and the Subaru Legacy 2 5i and Outback 2 5i cannot be towed four wheels down because a manual transmission is no longer an option Also Toyota has discontinued the Matrix and Chevrolet no longer offers the Captiva Sport However a few new vehicles have been added They include the front wheel drive Honda Fit which has a curb

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