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Hi there! Just got my new fully loaded AWD Activ. Love all the features, looks, the drive quality, and also the layout of the dash! Question: are there any Activ AWD
owners out there dinghy towing theirs behind a motorhome? If so, what base plate, tow bar, and other equipment did you end up buying? Thanks!

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...Question: are there any Activ AWD owners out there dinghy towing theirs behind a motorhome? If so, what base plate, tow bar, and otherequipment did you end up buying? Thanks!
A simple word search for “dinghy” will get several hits answering your question. Look for the magnifying glass and enter your search parameters.
There are also RV specific forums that have toad subforums. Www.RVForums.com www.iRV2.com
 

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A simple word search for “dinghy” will get several hits answering your question. Look for the magnifying glass and enter your search parameters.
There are also RV specific forums that have toad subforums. Www.RVForums.com www.iRV2.com
Hey Randy! Thanks for the response. Yeah, since I got my RV late last year I've been stalking all the forums and filling my laptop with bookmarks, files, and notes on the subject! I did come across your posts before, including the in-depth one you posted on the RV forums about the Blue Ox base plate. Also came across another user that had a similar experience (1st fitting) on the Roadmaster. I researched and initially wanted a Honda Fit 2018-2020 manual transmission as a toad - the curb weight was optimal, easy baseplate install, the cargo space was big enough for 2 electric bikes, and the price was right - but it was very hard to find one. So I came across the Trailblazer and it checked off all the boxes on the list and that as long as it was the 9-speed automatic transmission and AWD, it was suitable as a toad. Called the shop where I get work done on my RV, they said it's all good as long as the owner's manual states that it's towable all 4 down, which it does.

My issue is that I've only come across RS AWD owners doing this, and haven't heard of any Activ AWD owners. What worries me more is that when looking for the baseplates from Blue Ox and Roadmaster, I see that they have them listed by the trims levels of L,LS,LT, and RS, but no Activ is listed... even though the only prerequisite for the TB is AWD (which they erroneously listed L as being dinghy capable, which it can't be because that's the only trim level not available in AWD. So, hoping to get clarity on all this!

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...What worries me more is that when looking for the baseplates from Blue Ox and Roadmaster, I see that they have them listed by the trims levels of L,LS,LT, and RS, but no Activ is listed... even though the only prerequisite for the TB is AWD (which they erroneously listed L as being dinghy capable, which it can't be because that's the only trim level not available in AWD. So, hoping to get clarity on all this!

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-M
I would think that they have not yet listed a fit since they might not have had that trim level to prove a fit. The framework is likely all the same. The differences are in the bumper covers and openings. Therefore, they’re not 100% sure.

My recommendation would be to call either manufacturer and ask them. If they are looking for an Activ, you might be able to strike a deal!
 
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