Toyota Yaris is good to go. (1 Viewer)

GWAYGWAY

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I have just bought a secondhand Yaris fior my Grandaughter to go to work with, and whist going through the owners manual I found a bit called DINGHY TOWING, not quite underatnding what they meant I went to the section where they explained that it was entirely in order to pull a Yaris behind a motorhome, unless it was an automatic which was forbidden.. This is the first reference I have ever seen about using an A frame by a car maker, but shows that it is obviously a thing that they consider to be normal thing to do. In the US it is a common thing but Europe seem against it for some reason.
I admit the phrase Dinghy towing is quite apt as the similarity to a motorboat is good.
 

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I have just bought a secondhand Yaris fior my Grandaughter to go to work with, and whist going through the owners manual I found a bit called DINGHY TOWING, not quite underatnding what they meant I went to the section where they explained that it was entirely in order to pull a Yaris behind a motorhome, unless it was an automatic which was forbidden.. This is the first reference I have ever seen about using an A frame by a car maker, but shows that it is obviously a thing that they consider to be normal thing to do. In the US it is a common thing but Europe seem against it for some reason.
I admit the phrase Dinghy towing is quite apt as the similarity to a motorboat is good.

One of the Camper Magazines in the USA. Publishes annually a listing of cars both Auto and Manual. (Most US cars are Auto BTW). which can be flat towed, it is referd to as Dinghy Towing. We towed a Toyota (AUTO) pick up for some time and a Little Suzuki Jeep.(Auto) with no issues.

I have a letter from Toyota UK. ref ther semi auto yaris of circa 2002. in which they actually say whilst there is no Technical reason, they do not advise.
 

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