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fvidania

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Hello all,
I'm thinking on buying a 2004-2007 Chevy Aveo with 5 Speed Manual Transmission. My biggest concern is if it is capable to be towed with 4 tires down.
I've checked REMCO website and they sell baseplates for this car and they say:

"Towable as is without speed or distance restrictions. See Owner's Manual for confirmation and procedures."

But in the next line they say:

"No formal testing has been done on this vehicle by Remco. Remco considers vehicle flat tow-able. Remco is not liable for any damage done to Transmission as a result of flat towing."

If you check Aveo's owner manual it says that is not ready to be flat-towed, but then why Remco have a BlueOX system for this car?

Please, someone with experience on this situation, what they would do? because it's the kind of car I want to tow behind my 35' Motorhome, and the only one I find in my range price.

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Posted: 04/18/14 12:53pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Remco industries say it is towable as is, but to check owner's manual.


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fvidania wrote:

Hello all,

If you check Aveo's owner manual it says that is not ready to be flat-towed, but then why Remco have a BlueOX system for this car?


because they can sell them to people who ignore the manufacturer's warnings in the owner's manual.
buy something that the OM sez can be towed 4 down. If you put towing brackets on that Aveo and later have transmission trouble under warranty, you might have difficulty.
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This is what the Owners manual say:

Notice: If you tow your vehicle with all four wheels
on the ground, the drivetrain components could
be damaged. The repairs would not be covered by
your warranty. Do not tow your vehicle with all
four wheels on the ground.
Your vehicle was not designed to be towed with all four
wheels on the ground. If your vehicle must be towed,
you should use a dolly. See “Dolly Towing” that follows
for more information.

So I guess I would have to look for other vehicle...
Thanks anyways

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fvidania wrote:

This is what the Owners manual say:

Notice: If you tow your vehicle with all four wheels
on the ground, the drivetrain components could
be damaged. The repairs would not be covered by
your warranty. Do not tow your vehicle with all
four wheels on the ground.
Your vehicle was not designed to be towed with all four
wheels on the ground. If your vehicle must be towed,
you should use a dolly. See “Dolly Towing” that follows
for more information.

So I guess I would have to look for other vehicle...
Thanks anyways


nothing ambiguous about that statement. a wise decision to look elsewhere IMHO.
bumpy

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