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Old 09-06-2014, 07:13 PM   #1
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Good 4x4 toad under 3000 lbs

Am wanting to know what you folks recommend under the required brake weight. I was looking at jeeps but don't want to spend the extra 1200 bucks on the brake apparatus since I won't be towing the toad very often. Any suggestions are greatly appreciated.

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Old 09-06-2014, 07:35 PM   #2
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Have you checked out the ReadyBrute combo tow bar and brake system? About the price you are commenting for brake system alone. Lots of positive comments and threads here for ReadyBrute.
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jetdoc, can you expand on your thoughts please?

You're thinking you want to stay under 3000lbs so you won't need brakes?

The 1200 you're talking about included what specifically? The tow bar?
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Am wanting to know what you folks recommend under the required brake weight. I was looking at jeeps but don't want to spend the extra 1200 bucks on the brake apparatus since I won't be towing the toad very often. Any suggestions are greatly appreciated.

Dave and family

I have a Sport Wrangler. Easiest to configure for tow. Bought a refurbished Brake Buddy on EBay for 500 and comes with the same factory warranty. Blue Ox baseplate, Blue Ox hitch, light wire kit all on eBay $$800
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Suzuki Samurai!
Yep. I was going to post one of these.
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I'v towed a Chevy Tracker zr2 (aka Suzuki Vitara) 4x4 with good results. 4 wheel drive is nice to have in too. Its just under 3000 lbs, but i use a brake buddy anyway that i got used and it works perfectly.
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Found this 2003 tracker. 2800 lbs. Already has the blue ox baseplate and wiring. Got it home yesterday. Should be perfect
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Be sure to do a thorough check of the baseplate prior to use. Couple of years ago after we got to Key West I disvovered mine seemed to have more wiggle in it than i thought it should. I took it to a hitch dealer there and found one of the bolts on the baseplate had worked loose and dropped out. I had him weld the whole thing to the chassis...it ain't going anywhere now!

I'm sure you'll like the Suzuki...er.Chevy. Ours is the 4 door model and having 4x4 has it's advantages:
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Thanks. I inspected it when I got it home and up on stands. Will definitely keep checking it too
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