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Old 08-03-2013, 06:02 PM   #1
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Newby Toad Questions

We have a 23' class C on Ford E350 chassis.

1. Do Jeep Wranglers make good tow vehicles?

2. What equipment would I need to tow a vehicle 4 down?

3. Is it really necessary to have some type of breaking system for the tow vehicle?

Thanks for your info.

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Old 08-03-2013, 06:12 PM   #2
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Originally Posted by txhood View Post
We have a 23' class C on Ford E350 chassis.

1. Do Jeep Wranglers make good tow vehicles?

2. What equipment would I need to tow a vehicle 4 down?

3. Is it really necessary to have some type of breaking system for the tow vehicle?

Thanks for your info.
1. Yes. But they are only AWESOME for towing, daily driving, and (WOOT!) off-road.
2. Base plate, wiring for lights, tow bar, and break-away/brake assist system. You will probably get a bunch of opinions on the brand names of each soon. A cruise through the "Toads and Motorhome Towing" section will provide a lot of choices.
3. Only if you want to be legal AND safe in all states. I would prefer you to be both. :-)

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Old 08-03-2013, 06:18 PM   #3
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I'll go first (err ok, second):

1) Jeeps are great vehicles to tow. All of them are designed for that. As far as driving one, YMMV.

2) You will need a tow bar, tow bracket for your toad and a braking system. Blue Ox and Roadmaster are the most popular towing systems, providing everything that you need.

3) Yes it is necessary for safety and required by law. You need a breakaway system to stop your toad if it should become disconnected, and you need to use the brakes in your toad to help stop, especially under emergency conditions. Even the big MHs lose braking performance when you stick another 3,500+ lbs behind them.
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Old 08-03-2013, 07:41 PM   #4
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If you live in a state that doesn't require supplemental braking in your towed vehicle, remember you'll need them in any other state you travel through. In addition, the Laws of Physics apply in all states. EXPERIMENT: Take your jeep out in a flat parking lot. Put in neutral and release the brakes. Get out and push until you get it moving at a fast walking pace. Then run to the front and try to stop it. Inertia and momentum are powerful forces, you want something besides your tow vehicle assisting in stopping!

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