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Old 05-13-2016, 11:39 PM   #1
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Currently tow a Jeep Wrangler Unlimited behind our Class A. It weighs in at something over 4000 pounds. No problem in the Class A but I would prefer not to tow a vehicle that is nearly as big as the PW Plateau XL.

Any suggestions or experience with a smaller, light weight, vehicle to tow behind the Sprinter Chassis?

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Old 05-13-2016, 11:43 PM   #2
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Wont go where the Jeep will but guarantee just as fun to drive. 2002 MR2 2100lbs
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Old 05-14-2016, 12:53 AM   #3
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If you're after a 4x4 type vehicle, a well maintained Suzuki Samurai might be the ticket. Only 2000lbs. Older technology so more reliable and easily repaired if needed. Being a toad, it's not like the engine would get very many miles on it, anyway.
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Old 05-19-2016, 06:38 PM   #4
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Currently tow a Jeep Wrangler Unlimited behind our Class A. It weighs in at something over 4000 pounds. No problem in the Class A but I would prefer not to tow a vehicle that is nearly as big as the PW Plateau XL.

Any suggestions or experience with a smaller, light weight, vehicle to tow behind the Sprinter Chassis?

Thanks in advance for any help,

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I tow a 2dr wrangler behind a Pleasureway plateau RB. My jeep without rear seat weighs 4100 PDs with 1|2 tank of fuel. Your 4dr must weigh closer to 4800 PDs or more depending on options. I do know I'm towing but the b van does quite well. I suggest you acquire a 2dr jeep. Anthor good choice is the Subaru cross tex but you need manual and must take a spartan version. I use the ready brute tow system because interior of 2dr is limited. Love this system. Have enjoyed the jeep immensely and has far exceeded expectations. No trouble with vehicle and is also our daily driver. Appears to be a certain number of people who trash the wrangler because of consumer reports. But the handling and comfort is better than the Hyundai Tucson we used to have. Hope this helps.
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Old 01-07-2018, 02:48 AM   #5
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I love my old Honda Insight from 2000. It's only 1600 lbs so I don't even need a brake package in most states. Don't feel it back there nor does it affect my 18 MPG average. It's great when the wife wants to meet me somewhere, I can show up and hitch up and we ride home together. I tow it behind the Jeep sometimes but it's more obvious it's back there. Don't slam on the brakes going around a curve...

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I pull a 2014 Smart ForTwo four down behind my Interstate. It is the lightest thing I could find and it is a ball to drive. Kind of like driving a go-kart. Costs me from 1 to 1 to 2 mpg depending on terrain. Without the camera, I wouldn't know it is back there.
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Chevy Sonic Hatchback- 2700 lbs and inexpensive

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Old 03-30-2018, 05:05 PM   #8
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I had a 2009 Smart Car. If I had to tow something it would be one of those. Only 1800 pounds and fun to drive.
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Old 04-22-2018, 02:56 PM   #9
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2015 smart car behind a 2018 unity tb. Does great, fun to drive, roomy inside (I'm 6ft 223 lbs), 42 mpg, 1860 lbs with full tank of fuel (8 gal).
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Old 04-23-2018, 12:49 AM   #10
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We tow a Fiat 500 behind our 2013 Coachmen Prism Class “C”. It is a six-speed manual transmission. I love it because the steering wheel doesn’t lock so the key doesn’t have to be in the ignition, therefore it is not accumulating miles while towing.
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