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Old 06-25-2012, 03:18 PM   #1
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HHR as a toad

Hi,

Is anyone using a HHR as a toad?

We have 2006 that we want to tow using a blue ox hitch and AFO brake system..

Any comments are appreciated.

Thanks,

Mike...
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Hi,

Is anyone using a HHR as a toad?

We have 2006 that we want to tow using a blue ox hitch and AFO brake system..

Any comments are appreciated.

Thanks,

Mike...
There are many of us. Great toad. I use the blue Ox tow bar but the SMI Stay n Play Duo brake system. You must ( as you may know ) pull the #8 fuse when you tow. I put a switch in. I got it here. http://www.rv-partsplus.com/RVing%20FuseSwitch/5/0

Let us know if you need anything else.
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Old 06-25-2012, 03:33 PM   #3
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Thank you for the link to the switch. That will make life easier.

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Old 06-25-2012, 06:52 PM   #4
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Speaking from experience - if you intend on keeping the vehicle long term (100,000 or more miles), you might re-think the HHR.

Issues such as numerous problems with sensors, axle problems, brake rotor issues, brake pads, suspension issues, engine ignition module issues - etc, etc.

My son had this and finally gave up after just over a year into it and traded it for a Ford Edge --- now, 8 months later he has no trouble. PS - he puts 6,000 a month or more on them.

I had the same drive chain in my 08 Malibu - 87,000 miles transmission troubles that the dealer was not able to solve -- torn apart couple times and threw parts at it --- begin to get expensive so I traded it also.

Good luck.

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We already own the HHR it has over 100k trouble free miles so we decided to pull it as a Toad and save the cost of a new vehicle on top of the motorhome.

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Old 06-26-2012, 11:37 AM   #6
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under 70 MPH

The only problem I had was if I travel too fast (over 70 MPH ) my Trans went into a safe mode. It would only go about 10 MPH when I unhooked. I had to disconnect the battery for a few minutes to let the computer reset of something like that. That's the only thing I could come up with why the trans went to safe mode. I only traveled about 130 miles total and about 60 miles of it was interstate. The switch is a great move.
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I will keep the speed in mind as I get started towing.

We never towed with the gas MH but with the DP we are excited to be able to tow easier.

The switch is great and I ordered one like 10 seconds after I saw the HHR install video on the website.

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I'm in a trip right now with a 2009 HHR. My only problem has been operator error, if you know what I mean. I do keep it under 65 mph for the HHR and for a bit better fuel mileage. Otherwise it has performed flawlessly.
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