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Old 10-10-2013, 08:11 AM   #15
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Good morning to all. I am the proud owner of my first MH which is a beautiful Travel Supreme 40DS04 with a 400 HP Alison Diesel engine.
My question is related to towing and whether my current vehicle can be towed or do I have to trailer it. I have a 2011 GMC Yukon Denali with "all wheel drive".
. I believe that this vehicle cannot be towed at all but would like some feedback from you experienced owners. Will wait to I hear back before asking about hitches etc.
Thanks, Ross
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Old 10-10-2013, 08:51 AM   #16
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We have the Blue OX system. We bought our Aventa six years ago new. Just an FYI, I had the displeasure of having ours break. The cast iron yoke broke, letting the hitch pull away from the MH. Lucky for us it broke away while leaving a gas station. We were told that if the hitch drags like going into some gas stations will weaken it. I am within 2" of being even from drop hitch to base plate. Just mentioning this as a precaution of something to be aware of. I now spend more time inspecting my setup. I still have Blue Ox after having it repaired. Not planning to change, I'm just more cautious! Still learning!!
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Old 10-10-2013, 08:59 AM   #17
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We are another ReadyBrute user. I love it. I'm sure some of the other tow bars are equally capable but the combined tow bar and supplemental braking system works great and is easy to install. You can use any base plate. We have a Blue Ox base plate on our CRV. I like the removable attachment tabs on the Blue Ox. All in all it's a great setup for us.
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Old 10-10-2013, 07:23 PM   #18
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Well the new MH is home and running great. The previous thread sAid that it has an Allison engine ( which I am sure most of you knew was an error). It has a 400HP Cummins diesel with 11,600 miles and Allison transmission. Thanks for all the thumbs. I really believe that this one will work out great! Hope to see you somewhere, sometime in the near future.
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Old 10-10-2013, 07:34 PM   #19
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The tow dolly would have brakes.
Not necessarily. Lots of them out there (even new ones) without brakes even today.
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Old 10-10-2013, 07:36 PM   #20
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Good morning to all. I am the proud owner of my first MH which is a beautiful Travel Supreme 40DS04 with a 400 HP Alison Diesel engine.
My question is related to towing and whether my current vehicle can be towed or do I have to trailer it. I have a 2011 GMC Yukon Denali with "all wheel drive".
. I believe that this vehicle cannot be towed at all but would like some feedback from you experienced owners. Will wait to I hear back before asking about hitches etc.
Thanks, Ross
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2011 Gmc Yukon Denali AWD 6.2L V8 cyl 6-Speed Automatic 6L80


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  • Vehicle can be flat towed with Lube Pump Kit. Vehicle cannot be flat towed from Manufacturer as is.
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Old 10-10-2013, 07:53 PM   #21
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Not necessarily. Lots of them out there (even new ones) without brakes even today.
Yes, I know that there are dollies without brakes, but that wasn't the question posed by donwat91. He was wondering why he had to have a brake system in the towed vehicle when using a tow bar, but not when using a dolly, my answer was that the dolly needed brakes to be legal in states requiring brakes for the towing.
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Thanks for that. Will check with my GMC dealer.
Cheers.
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Old 10-19-2013, 04:51 PM   #23
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Bill, I highly recommend the ReadyBrute Elite towbars with built-in ReadyBrake. It is by far the least expensive combination out there, but is rated to tow 8000 lbs!

Good luck, happy trails, and God bless!
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Old 10-22-2013, 09:43 AM   #24
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The Blue Ox Aladdin Tow Bar BX4325 with the Blue Ox AutoStop BX8893 is essentially the same configuration as the ReadyBrute Elite, is rated to tow 7500 lbs., and can be found on the Internet for $800 total delivered. So, the ReadyBrute Elite at over $1000 is not the least expensive combination out there. Although I did find one source for the ReadyBrute Elite for $895 delivered. They are both viable alternatives, although the NSA product has a much better warranty.
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Prices are subject to sales throughout the year, I bought my ReadyBrute Elite back in July for $820.00 delivered. That included the safety cables, clevis to attach to Blue Ox base plate, ReadyStop safety stop, Brake Activation in dash Indicator Light, all neccessary bent end pins, 8000lb rating, and as you mentioned a better warrenty. I don't know what is included in the Blue Ox set-up currently that you mentioned but at the time I purchased it, the ReadyBrute Elite that I ordered was the most bang for the buck that I could find.
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Old 11-05-2013, 08:38 AM   #26
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I have used Roadmaster for over 10 years and I feel it is the strongest available. My brother had a Blu OX tow bar fail on his MH.
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Old 11-08-2013, 04:24 PM   #27
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I have used a Blue OX Aventa for 6 or 7 years with a couple of different Blue Ox base plates. I'm completely satisfied, but I'm sure the other Manufactures have satisfied customers too....
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Prices are subject to sales throughout the year, I bought my ReadyBrute Elite back in July for $820.00 delivered. That included the safety cables, clevis to attach to Blue Ox base plate, ReadyStop safety stop, Brake Activation in dash Indicator Light, all neccessary bent end pins, 8000lb rating, and as you mentioned a better warrenty. I don't know what is included in the Blue Ox set-up currently that you mentioned but at the time I purchased it, the ReadyBrute Elite that I ordered was the most bang for the buck that I could find.
If you don't mind me being nosy, where did you purchase your tow system? I'm wanting to tow a Chevy Z71...this sounds like a good match.

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