Save 50% Off of Campsites with Passport America

What 4 Wheel Drive Vehicles Can Be Towed By An RV?

by


Editor's Note: This question was originally asked in 2009.

What are my choices for 4 wheel towed vehicles?

ANSWER: Greetings thanks for submitting your question on our Ask An RV Question Page.

As you probably know by now not all vehicles can be towed by an RV with all four wheels down on the ground. In RV Lingo vehicles that can be towed 4 wheels down are known as "Toads, Toweds or Dinghies" These are vehicles that have been officially recognized by the manufacturer as being "Dinghy Towable".

Even though these vehicles are certified as "Dinghy Towable (4 wheels down)" they may still have some limitations as far as maximum speed they can be towed at or number of miles per trip, before you have to start the Dinghy and shift through some gears to prevent damage to their transmissions.


 

Each year Motorhome Magazine compiles a list of Dinghys for that model year. Since you are looking for a 4 Wheel Drive Dinghy that can be towed with a Tow Bar it does limit the number of vehicles you have to choose from. What you need to understand is that if you choose to use a Tow Dolly the number of vehicles you can tow behind an RV increases. If you use a full Car Trailer then you can tow anything and you will only be limited by the size of the car trailer.

Below is a list of 2009 4 wheel drive vehicles that have been certified by their manufacturers as being Dinghy Towable. In fact 2009 is a banner year for vehicles that can be towed 4 wheels down.

2009


Buick Enclave 4WD CX/CXL

Chevrolet and GMC: Avalanche 1500 4WD, Colorado/Canyon 4WD, Equinox Sport AWD, Sierra 1500 4WD, Silverado 1500 and 2500 4WD, Suburban/Yukon XL 1500 and 2500 4WD, Tahoe/Yukon 4WD and Trailblazer/Envoy 4WD.

Dodge: Dakota 4WD, Durango 4WD and Ram 1500, 2500 and 3500 4WD.

Ford and Mecury: Edge (FWD/AWD), Explorer 4WD V-6 and V-8, F-150 4WD, Super Duty 4WD and Flex (FWD/AWD), Sport Trac 4WD V-6/V-8 and Taurus X (FWD/AWD).

Honda: CR-V FWD/AWD.

Hummer: H2, H2 SUT, H3, H3 Alpha, H3T and H3T Alpha.

Jeep: Commander Sport U 4WD, Grand Cherokee Laredo X 4WD, Liberty Limited/Sport 4WD and Wrangler 4WD.

Nissan: Frontier 4WD V6 and Xterra 4WD.

Saturn: Outlook FWD/AWD and Vue FWD/AWD.

Although these vehicles are certified my their manufacturers to be towed 4 wheels down, you need to visit the manufacturer's website to find out if there are speed or mileage limitations or special optional equipment packages that need to be on the vehicle to make it towable.

You also need to be aware that due to the recent shakeup in the Automobile Industry, some of the makes and models mentioned above may not be easy to find.

If you are looking for Dinghy lists for previous years you should visit the MotorHome Magazine Website and you will find links to Dinghy Towing lists going back to 2002.

I hope that this information has been helpful to you.

Now protect all of your Vehicles and your family while on the road: Join Good Sam Emergency Road Service Today and save!

Do you have any suggestions or comments on this topic? You can add them to this page by clicking on the "Click Here To Post Comments" link located near the bottom of this page.

Happy RVing

RVing Al

Comments for What 4 Wheel Drive Vehicles Can Be Towed By An RV?

Average Rating starstarstarstarstar

Click here to add your own comments

Rating
starstarstarstarstar
2 wheel drive 2007 Avalance
by: Anonymous

Can our 07 Avalanche be towed 4 wheels down behind our 34' RV? (we are newbies and can't find specific info on this. Thanks so much for any help!!)

Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Nissan fontier
by: Anonymous

I have been told you can tow both 4x2 & 4x4 as long as it has the 6 speed manual transmission with the automactic you must use the Remco dis connect I have towed my 4x2 2001 Ford explorer Sport trac since 2005 over 50,000 miles with no problems but If I get a new toad I would like to not have to add the Remco so I guess I would have to get the Manual Transmission and it is available in a limited number of models the plain S model and the 4x4 pro-x Models

Rating
starstarstarstarstar
2016 Nissen Frontier 4x4
by: Anonymous

I am looking at the a new Frontier crew cab if I get a 4x4 can I tow it 4 wheels down? or would I be better off witha 4x2 with a ramco drive line dis connect ?

Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Ram 1500 slt 4wd towing
by: Anonymous

What do I need to do for my ram 1500 4wd single cab short bed to tow it behind anything please help asap

Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Nissan xterra
by: Anonymous

4x4 standard can it be towed 4 wheels down

Rating
starstarstarstarstar
2000 gmc jimmy
by: Anonymous

Can I pull a 2000 gmc jimmy 4wd behind my rv?

Rating
starstarstarstarstar
chevy 4x4 s 10
by: Bob w

Can I tow my 95 s 10 4x4 automatic, V6 flat tow 4 down?

Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Dingy Towing
by: Anonymous

Can a 2004 jeep Cherokee awd 4x4 be dingy towed behind motorhome.

Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Four Wheels Down
by: Anonymous

can you tow a 2004 Chev Colorado Automatic 4x4 with four wheels down?

Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Dave
by: Anonymous

Can you tow a1997 Yukon 4wheel auto trans.

Rating
starstarstarstarstar
toad
by: steve

help can I tow a 2003 dodge ram 3500 4x4 as a toad?

Rating
starstarstarstarstar
which truck can be tow
by: Anonymous

can a 2001 dodge dakato or a 2006 chevy colorado both with 4X4 be towed with all four wheels down

Rating
starstarstarstarstar
4x4 Jeep
by: SpineFusion

Can i tow 4 down with my 2000 jeep grand cherokee 4X4 with auto trans and a tansfer case? If so where do I put the 2 shift levers. What is a safe speed to tow at?
Thank You

Rating
starstarstarstarstar
RV tow Dinghy
by: Anonymous

I am looking to buy a 2002 GMC seirra Z71 Off Road. Can it be towed with all 4 wheels down. ?

Rating
starstarstarstarstar
2012 Wrangler
by: Fomentous

2012 Wrangler Sport, auto trans. Just follow the directions to get the transfer case into neutral and the trans back into park, lock it up, let it roll

Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Towing 4 wheels down
by: Anonymous

It would seem to me that auto manufacturers are missing the boat by not having more sporty vehicles that are capable of being towed behind a motor home. I don't need an suv, but would love to be able to tow a Toyota Venza or Honda Cross Tour or even a BMW wagon. There is a large segment retired or semi retired people that fit in this catagory. I may be old, but I am young at heart.

Rating
starstarstarstarstar
towing
by: merle

can i tow a chev 1998 s10 blazer 4 wheels on the ground

Rating
starstarstarstarstar
all wheels down automatic trans
by: Anonymous

I tow a 2009 Ford Escape Hybrid auto trans all four wheels down. The owners manual states it is okay and should be kept under 70 mph.

Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Towing 4 wheels down
by: Anonymous

I am looking at a Chevy Traverse. Can it be towed 4 wheels down?

Rating
starstarstarstarstar
4 wheel towables
by: Anonymous

can my 2002 explorer 4x4 be flat towed and how


Rating
starstarstarstarstar
car towing
by: Anonymous

you guys are awesome. I've been searching for some site to give me a list of cars that can be flat towed. You are the first to give any onid of list thanks

Rating
starstarstarstarstar
THANK YOU!
by: Anonymous

After pouring over the internet for a 1/2 hour, finding your article was a breath of fresh air. This is so the point and loaded with helpful info. The professional writers should take note of how a great article is written on this subject. Thanks so much!!!

Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Towable vehicles
by: Don

Can my 2005 Honda Pilot AWD be towed by a motor home?

Click here to add your own comments

Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to Ask An RV Question.

-->

Recommended Reading For You







Good Sam Roadside

Good Sam Travel Assist

Click Here