A New Toad

Getting closer to that time where we need to get our toad. Although many cars can be towed behind a coach with four wheels down, there are a limited number of vehicles where the manufacturer approves flat towing. There are guides published each year by the FMCA and Motorhome Magazine.

We have decided to tow four wheels down as opposed to a dolly or trailer. And that reduces our choice of vehicles.

I am down to two: the Lincoln MKX or the Jeep Grand Cherokee.

Both vehicles come with generally favourable reviews. For the Lincoln MKX, they made substantial improvements in recent model years making it a competitive offering in the luxury midsize crossover market. The Jeep Grand Cherokee seems to be a standard toad vehicle for many. We see them all the time behind Class A motorhomes.

I am leaning towards the Lincoln although I will have to make sure that Lorraine is onside.

If we went with the Lincoln, or the Jeep, we would get the following accessories: a Blue Ox baseplate, a Blue Ox KarGard, a Blue Ox Towbar, and a Patriot Braking System.

As the dealers are frozen in arctic temperatures with our current ice age weather, now might be a good time to chip away at the 2017s and make a great deal.

2 replies
  1. Greg Gouriluk
    Greg Gouriluk says:

    You know a great place to get accessories is at RV shows. There is a great one in Tampa from the 17th to the 21st of January.


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