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Old 01-20-2015, 03:41 PM   #1
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Considering Flat towing a Acadia

Was hopping every one could chime in on what is the best set up for tow bar and braking system.

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Old 01-20-2015, 04:26 PM   #2
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As to tow bar, braking system, and base plate, I chose Blue Ox. I like how Blue Ox base plates tend to 'blend' into the front of the vehicle. Granted this is just my humble opinion. This is a pretty loaded question and could evoke all kinds of responses. It's in the ball park of Motorhome versus Fifth Wheel. Ford vs. Chevy vs Dodge....

Hopefully many others will respond and offer their valid points of view. This should give you many solid choices, then go with what your budget allows and what works best for your vehicle.

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Old 01-22-2015, 08:57 PM   #3
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If you're going to pull the fuses, suggest you get a high profile fuse. It's easy to grip and pull out. I have a charge line that keeps the battery charged. If you do that the only fuse you have to pull is BATT1 in the under hood fuse box. And the only reason you pull that one is to prevent accumulating miles on the odometer when towing. One problem I've had: the headlights come on when I pull the BATT1 fuse and remain on while towing. So far I can't seem to get around that---other than buying the pricey fuse bypass switches.
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We use a Blue Ox Aventa tow bar and a Brakemaster air brake system. Towed our 2007 Acadia about 55k miles so far.

I made a fuse switch so that we don't have to pull the Batt1 fuse each time - just flip the switch off.
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Old 02-03-2015, 02:34 PM   #5
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2010 Buick Enclave. Blue Ox towbar. Air Force One brake system. Wouldn't change anything. I also installed a switch to bypass the fuse. Works great.
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