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Old 11-06-2013, 03:48 PM   #43
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How about towing rear wheel drive cars... there arent many left, but Im thinking about the 2007 Mustang...
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Old 11-06-2013, 05:50 PM   #44
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How about towing rear wheel drive cars... there arent many left, but Im thinking about the 2007 Mustang...
A couple of weeks ago I passed a class A towing a Ford pick up truck backwards with the rear wheels on a dolly. Looked odd but I guess it worked...
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Old 11-06-2013, 06:37 PM   #45
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Good Evening,

I asked the same question about a year ago and I received lots of answers but for hubby and I the choice came down to the CRV and a Jeep for towing 4 down. Hubby liked the idea of a dolly, but since I do all of the driving and stowing of the equipment, I vetoed that idea real fast. I did not want to have to stow a dolly at a campsite or lay on the ground tying straps around the doly and car.

I chose our used 2008 CRV and I have loved every minute of it. I don't even know that we have anything behind us and it takes care of all of needs when we get to our destinations. Hubby has a myriad of wheelchairs and walkers and scooters and the CRV has enough storage space plus room for the pups. For us it was no-brainer...the CRV!!!!

Now I must chose an auxilary braking system.......Never ends...LOL!!!

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Old 11-06-2013, 07:37 PM   #46
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Now I must chose an auxilary braking system.......Never ends...LOL!!!

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We use the Patriot brake controller and are very pleased with it's performance. Do need to provide a charge line from the motorhome jack, but that was the only consideration.
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Old 11-06-2013, 09:53 PM   #47
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Now I must chose an auxilary braking system.......Never ends...LOL!!! Faith
There are several brake assist systems that will work for your application.

Is your coach a diesel or gasser? I assume diesel with air. The reason I ask is that it depends on which type of coach you have, but this is what I'd recommend; if diesel with air, than the Air Force One, if a gasser, them a Stay-In-Play. These are made by the same company.

I am installing the Stay-In-Play in my 2013 Honda CR-V EX-L. The main unit will be located in the engine compartment. About all you will see inside the car is a on/off switch located down by the hood release lever.

You hook up your tow bar as you do now, and use the normal procedure to prepare the car for towing, then you flip the switch on for the assist brake.

When you disconnect you just flip the switch off.

Nothin to take in and out or hook up, like with the BreakBuddy system (which I used on the previous car).

Simple and easy, the way I like it.
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Old 11-07-2013, 01:38 AM   #48
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Best and most simple (that you can easily move from car to car) is the RVBrake2. It can't be beat !!!!
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Old 11-07-2013, 01:50 AM   #49
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Yeah, but my 2009 is out of warranty anyway.
I did say that on newer Honda's it voids the warranty, but a '09 is not "newer"
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A couple of weeks ago I passed a class A towing a Ford pick up truck backwards with the rear wheels on a dolly. Looked odd but I guess it worked...
Here again, no dolly manufacturer, that I'm aware of, condones towing backward like that. The front geometry of the towed isn't made for that either.
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Our HHR has been very easy to tow and we use the Vip Mountainmaster brake system which is very nice. As we are switching to a 5th wheel we will likely scale back to one vehicle soon.
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Old 11-07-2013, 06:27 AM   #52
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Here again, no dolly manufacturer, that I'm aware of, condones towing backward like that. The front geometry of the towed isn't made for that either.
I was not recommending, I was reporting an observation. BTW, I have seen commercial wreckers tow backwards for years, cars, trucks and large commercial rigs. Again I am not recommending anyone to do this but it must be possible and an option that could be investigated v/s disconnecting the drive shaft as some have recommended.
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Best and most simple (that you can easily move from car to car) is the RVBrake2. It can't be beat !!!!
I believe you meant the RVibrake2 Auxiliary Braking System.

If you are looking for a brake system that requires instillation every time you hook up the car, this is similar to the BreakBuddy.

On the other hand, if you plan to pull the same car all the time, which I do, it makes since to have a system like the Stay-In-Play. Once it is set up, you don't have to do anything except turn it on or off. You can't get much simpler than that...
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We have been towing our Saturn but want to switch over
to the CR-V. This is a 2012 with all wheel drive.
The dealer said it can be flat towed.

Question.....does the key need to be left on or in acc. position?
Would this unit require a "hot" line to keep the battery charged?
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I have towed a Honda Fit for 4 years, it's weight is around 2700 lbs,
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We have been towing our Saturn but want to switch over
to the CR-V. This is a 2012 with all wheel drive.
The dealer said it can be flat towed.

Question.....does the key need to be left on or in acc. position?
Would this unit require a "hot" line to keep the battery charged?
On mine, 2013 CR-V FWD, I must leave the key in the ignition and turned to accessory to unlock the steering wheel. I have a charge wire installed so I do not need to pull a fuse or install a switch to disable the fuse to the radio. My braking system must be plugged in to operate therefore installing the charge wire serves to keep the battery charged for the braking system as well.

When I had my base plate installed they connected the charge wire along with the other electrical connections for brake lights.
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