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Old 05-05-2014, 02:32 PM   #1
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2007 Saturn Vue Flat Towing Questions

I am setting up my 07 Vue, 6 cylinder automatic to tow behind my 33' Class A with a Ford V10 on F53 chassis. I have two questions for anyone that are towing an 06-07 Vue. (1), do I need to pull any fuses before towing? (2), Do I need to get a brake unit for this toad? Thanks for any help you can give me.

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Old 05-05-2014, 04:07 PM   #2
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We tow a Chevy Captiva, which is a rebadged Saturn Vue. You'll like your Vue, as it will tow easily but is big enough for 4 people comfortably and room to stow some cargo. As far as the fuses go, there probably is one to pull, but because of the difference in year of manufacture, ours is an 2012, I'll let someone else answer that. I definitely think you should have some sort of brakes for your toad. It does weigh almost 2 tons and in an emergency stop situation you'll be very glad you have them. Plus they are legally required in most states. We use the ReadyBrute Elite tow bar with it's own built in surge brakes and we are very happy with our setup. I don't know if you can find anything new that is less expensive than the ReadyBrute Elite when looking for tow bar and toad brakes. Good luck with however you do it and enjoy the freedom having a toad provides for motorhomers!

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Old 05-05-2014, 04:23 PM   #3
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We towed a 07 Vue for 6 years, without any major problems. All I did was pull the 30 amp fuse, and good to go. Make sure you watch your towing time. According to the manual you should not tow for more than 7 hours at a time (including any stopped time) without starting it up and run it through its gears, as when you first start out. The reason for this is that the fluid in the transmission settles out after a period of time and needs to be redistributed.

One thing I did add was a Tow Charge. Made a lot of difference for the battery.
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Old 05-05-2014, 04:34 PM   #4
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Yes, you need to pull the green 30 amp fuse in the under hood fuse box, and since yours is the V6 you need to run the engine for 5 minutes before hooking up for towing, making sure you put the transmission in drive before placing it in neutral. If you have the owners manual the procedure is listed. I would recommend a supplemental breaking system, the Vue is not a light weight vehicle. We've towed ours for 7 years now without issue, well except for those I created.
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