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Old 07-22-2016, 12:51 AM   #1
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First trip out with Toad

I recently purchased an older Suzuki Grand Vitara to tow behind the Safari. The Car came equipped with Blue Ox tow equipment. Including the brake buddy remote braking system (Blue Ox Apollo)
I'm taking the motorhome and Toad out for our first trip next Tuesday.
I'm looking for any advice prior to the road trip.. Any good tips would really be appreciated
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Make sure you disengage the emergency brake and unlock the steering wheel (if equipped). Otherwise, bad things can happen!
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Been towing an '02 Chevy Tracker for 12 years with no issues other than leaving the parking brake set once. Mine is a manual transmission, so transmission in 2nd gear, transfer case in neutral, ignition turned to accessory setting, parking brake off, brake system on and away we go. Oh yeah, make sure you hook up the tow bar first.
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I always do a double check of my toad whenever first start out in the morning, and also when we stop for gas. However, there is one additional check I always perform when we get underway. I call it a "coast test"

As I step on the gas and start to pull forward, I'll put the transmission in "N" and see how well the MH seems to be coasting. If it doesn't seem right, I'll check the MH parking brake or Toad brake, or toad in gear.

To date, I've caught the MH parking brake not fully disengaged a couple times.
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I always do a double check of my toad whenever first start out in the morning, and also when we stop for gas. However, there is one additional check I always perform when we get underway. I call it a "coast test"

As I step on the gas and start to pull forward, I'll put the transmission in "N" and see how well the MH seems to be coasting. If it doesn't seem right, I'll check the MH parking brake or Toad brake, or toad in gear.

To date, I've caught the MH parking brake not fully disengaged a couple times.

A roll test is something I hadn't thought about.. This is something I will add to the list of towing the car
Thanks everyone for the info.
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