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Old 09-07-2016, 04:51 PM   #1
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Connections from A Class A RV (Winnebago 2004 Journey) to a trailer car (Subaru 2014)

The Subarus has a standard transmission. We are hearing many different suggestions on what is needed to haul the Subaru. What is needed on the RV? What is needed on the Subaru?

Would like to hear from those who have had similar vehicles. Thank you
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Search the Blue Ox, Road Master and US Gear UBS sites for towing and braking information for your situation. Lots of information available to satisfy your requirements.
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and NSA site. Can it be towed 4 down? That is the first question. If the Subaru can't be towed 4 down you will need a dolly of some sort for it.
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You need a tow bar, a brake system, electrical connection to lights and possibly battery charging from coach and a base plate. Have seen issues lately with some of the Blue Ox tow bars so I would personally look at Roadmaster products.
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and NSA site. Can it be towed 4 down? That is the first question. If the Subaru can't be towed 4 down you will need a dolly of some sort for it.

Don't think any Suburu can be Dolly towed.
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A stick shift Subi can be only towed 4 down OR on a trailer. Do not tow a standard shift Subi on a dolly. All 4 wheels must be on the ground. Also, NO AUTO SUBI CAN BE TOWED...PERIOD Must be trailered.
We tow a 2013 Subi Crosstrek, standard shift.
You will need a base plate that attaches to your vehicle, a good set of tow bars, a supplemental brake system, tail light/brake light/turn signal wireing, safety cables, brake a way switch.
Cost for all will be between $2500 and $3500 bucks, depending on what equipment you get and how handy you are at installing nut and bolt type stuff. If not handy, you have to factor in install labor costs.
Most get Blue Ox base plates and Blue Ox or Roadmaster tow bars.
Your best bet would be to go to Blue Ox or Roadmaster web sites and view their products, recomendations, and install instructions for their items.
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Just took a quick look for a Subaru that can be towed 4 down Ready brute elite about $1000 You install, base plate about $400 if your handy you install, brake away braking $80, Wireless tow lighting $150. If you have the whole system installed maybe $400. I'm running this system on a 4-runner install time was about 2-3 hours.


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You need a tow bar, a brake system, electrical connection to lights and possibly battery charging from coach and a base plate. Have seen issues lately with some of the Blue Ox tow bars so I would personally look at Roadmaster products.
I'm using a Blue Ox Tow system with no issues so I sure would like to know what issues you are referring to? If there is a problem with Blue Ox products I am not aware of them and I'm sure Blue Ox would be happy to hear what they are too.
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The only guarantee about what is warranted for towing a Subaru, is seeing it in print in the owners manual, usually under the heading " Recreational towing".

Not what you can tow behind the Subaru, but IF the Subaru can be towed.
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The only guarantee about what is warranted for towing a Subaru, is seeing it in print in the owners manual, usually under the heading " Recreational towing".

Not what you can tow behind the Subaru, but IF the Subaru can be towed.
Have no idea what your referring to. We have a 2013 Subi Crosstrek, manual trans, and have towed it almost 14,000 miles with no problems at all. Owners manual states a manual tranny Subi can be towed 4 down, ignition in first position, trans in neutral, emergency brake off. Thats it, and no milage or speed restrictions.
Towing 4 down (manual tranny) will not void warranty.

In 2016 Subaru changed their policy and now advise not to tow a manual tranny 4 down. This was due only because some brain dead owners were not following the procedure in the owners manual, and were driving off with trans in gear, which will destroy a trans and all wheel drive system.
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