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Old 02-19-2007, 10:44 AM   #1
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Hi all:

Well almost healed from my surgery and I can feel the call of the open road again 8-)

Sue and I bought a 2007 Ford Escape (Manual tranny and FWD) and I am getting it set up for "Toad" service.

I have purchased the following bits and pieces:

Blue OX Alladin Towbar.

Blue OX Base plate and Accessories Kit

US Gear Unified brake controller.

Does anyone have experience with a "self-install" on this equipment? I am particularly interested in the solenoid mounting in the "Toad" (e.g. Passenger side or under driver's seat).

Any "gotchas" that you have.

any if I had it to do over agains?

I have found many helpful tips on the various forums, but no one that has done a self-install in an Escape.

And Yes, I have downloaded and read the fine manual from the US Gear website.

Thanks in advance,
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Hi all:

Well almost healed from my surgery and I can feel the call of the open road again 8-)

Sue and I bought a 2007 Ford Escape (Manual tranny and FWD) and I am getting it set up for "Toad" service.

I have purchased the following bits and pieces:

Blue OX Alladin Towbar.

Blue OX Base plate and Accessories Kit

US Gear Unified brake controller.

Does anyone have experience with a "self-install" on this equipment? I am particularly interested in the solenoid mounting in the "Toad" (e.g. Passenger side or under driver's seat).

Any "gotchas" that you have.

any if I had it to do over agains?

I have found many helpful tips on the various forums, but no one that has done a self-install in an Escape.

And Yes, I have downloaded and read the fine manual from the US Gear website.

Thanks in advance,
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I used "add-a-bulbs" on my toad, then I didn't need to cut the toad's brake light switch wire.

I mounted the solenoid under the driver's seat. My toad was a 5-speed minivan, and there was enough clearance under the driver's seat.

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Old 02-19-2007, 12:21 PM   #4
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Thanks George. I really appreciate the feedback
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