What Vehicles Can Be Flat Towed?

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Vehicles Which Can Be Flat Towed


Can Your Vehicle Be Flat Towed? 

What automobiles can be flat towed is determined by a number of variables. It all depends on whether they have manufacturer-specific features like a transmission disconnect and steering lockout override. In general, AWD and 4x4 cars are more common and favored for flat towing.

A list of popular flat towable automobiles is provided below. Always consult your owner's handbook as the ultimate authority for deciding if a car should be flat towed.

The Top Ten Flat Tow Trucks

Some vehicles are more popular than others for flat towing and dinghy towing.

The following are some of the most common flat tow vehicles:


  1. Jeep Wrangler JL
  2. Ford F-150
  3. Jeep Wrangler JK
  4. Chevrolet Equinox
  5. Jeep Grand Cherokee
  6. Jeep Cherokee
  7. Chevrolet Colorado
  8. Honda CR-V
  9. GMC Terrain
  10. Jeep Wrangler TJ

What factors contribute to a vehicle's suitability for RV towing?

To be appropriate for RV towing, a vehicle must have a transmission disconnect option, rather than simply being in neutral. It is necessary to "disconnect" the transmission.

It is also necessary to have a steering wheel lockout override. Instead of swerving off in a different direction, this permits the wheels to move freely with the towing vehicle.

If a car is acceptable for towing behind an RV, the manufacturer will state this in the owner's manual. All-wheel-drive and 4x4 cars are typically best suited for RV towing.

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