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Old 04-27-2016, 12:58 AM   #1
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Chevy Sonic toads advice

New to RVing but did a lot of research and found what we wanted based on our needs and plans for the next few years. I bought a 2015 Chevy Sonic to use as a tow car. From what I've seen, Sonic's for the last few years (per the manuals) are towable except for the RS Automatic. Mine is a manual tranny. I have a new Fleetwood Flair so I'm limited to 5000 pounds and after some research and reading some posts here this seemed like a good car to tow.

Since I'm semi retired and my wife has the SUV, I gave up my old Camry for the cause. I've seen a few posts re different tow bars and braking systems and was wondering what those that tow this model (2013 - 2016) are using and have been happy with. There are quite a few options so any advice is appreciated!
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We're very happy with our combination of a Blue Ox base plate and ReadyBrute Elite tow bar. The base plate just about disappears when not being used and the ReadyBrute Elite has got to be one of the most inexpensive and easy to use tow bar and brake systems out there. You can spend a lot more money, but not gain anything as far as ease of use and reliability.
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2015 sonic automatic, hatchback. Road master tow kit, falcon tow bar, even brake. All good. Towed to Colorado mountains, loved the 2700# vs my old 3800#
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I also put a switch on the fuse as it is difficult to reach...top of fuse panel.
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After research and talking to the folks at TNT Motorsports in Vegas (they've done a lot of my friends rigs as well), I decided to go with a blue ox baseplate and towbar as well as the patriot braking system.
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