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Up till this spring we pulled a Jeep Liberty CRD behind the Wanderlodge on a homemade tow bar. (Legal in BC)

I sold the Libby and now we are travelling with no toad. I do not plan to do that again so I am turning over possibilities. It needs to be fun and seat three, with the possibility of jamming four in for a short hop into town, so it does not need to be necessarily practical. I would insure the toad for the summer and fall, same as the Wanderlodge. On the short list are:

Flat fender jeep

VW based buggy such as a Meyers clone

Porsche 928 because I kind of want one anyway (std transmission)

BMW 635 for the same reason (also standard)

Old classic pickup. 

Options you all have thatI have not yet thought of.

The Porsche and BMW purists may be shocked at the thought of dragging them four down behind a bus, but so what. My only concern is the transmission which some claim will suffer from lack of lubrication. But I’m not sure why it would care unless those cars already come with a transmission pump which I doubt.

Flaming and enabling open for business.


ShawnG


ShawnG

PowerDork

8/24/19 2:17 p.m.

Last year, we built up a 2000 4-door Chevy tracker for a customer who wanted a fun little 4×4.

Lift kit, skid plate, rock sliders, bumpers front and rear and winch.

It’s got a real transfer case in it so you can actually put it in neutral.

He spent less than a new side-by-side and it’s road legal.

Think of it as a side-by-side with rollup windows and air conditioning.

Would probably be great for a toad as well.

ShawnG said:

Last year, we built up a 2000 4-door Chevy tracker for a customer who wanted a fun little 4×4.

Lift kit, skid plate, rock sliders, bumpers front and rear and winch.

It’s got a real transfer case in it so you can actually put it in neutral.

He spent less than a new side-by-side and it’s road legal.

Think of it as a side-by-side with rollup windows and air conditioning.

Would probably be great for a toad as well.

Was going to suggest the same. We used a ‘99 Suzuki Vitara as a toad. It worked out very well for our needs. 


Curtis


Curtis

UltimaDork

8/24/19 4:12 p.m.

Strange… I was coming here to suggest little Tracker or Suzuki Sidekick or Samurai.  Fun, impractical yet practical, light, can be used as pretty much anything.

 

A guy on another forum recently was using a late model Fiat 500 as his towed vehicle.  Seems like it would be an easy and light car for the purpose, and used ones are pretty cheap.

Nothing much to add, except my wife’s cousin has a Liberty he tows behind his diesel pusher, and a couple of months ago the shift linkage broke on a rough stretch of road, it dropped into gear, and completely fried the (auto) transmission. So, another reason to stick with a manual for a toad, I guess.

In any case, I see more Wranglers than anything else when we camp.


Cotton


Cotton

PowerDork

8/24/19 4:55 p.m.

I fully support the 928 idea.  I have similar tastes and would love to see that combo going down the road.

I have thought about the Tracker/Vitara or other small SUV but I just find them to be not particularly interesting or fun. Any I think I am looking for summer fun more than practical.



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