I have been thinking about a Rascal for some time now but a few car enthusiasts have told me that towing with a four cylinder car will destroy the transmission. I plan to do most of my camping in mountainous areas. Would it be better to go with a six cylinder car?
Thanks for you time
Thanks for writing .
I have hauled Rascal over 60,000 miles with much less than a 4 cylinder car – a Goldwing.
That alone should ease any fears you may have about towing a Rascal with a car.
Here are some general guidelines to abide by:
Look at your vehicle’s tow rating – that rating is the suggested limit should you be towing something 100% of the time Consider the terrain you are travelling for the majority of your towing: flat vs. hills vs. mountains (I live in Colorado) Consider the trailer you are towing: a Rascal is virtually non-existant behind 98% of all vehicles on the road today.
All of that said, a Rascal won’t do anything to your transmission unless:
You drive a Smart Car AND
You live in the mountains AND
You tow it 100% of the time AND
You drive extremely aggressively (accelerating, braking, turns, etc).
Feel free to contact me again with any questions you may have…