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Old 01-17-2013, 08:19 PM   #15
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Keep in mind that the OP posted auxiliary brake requirements for TRAILERS. The OP is correct in recognizing the difference between trailer and vehicle/dingy. See First trip out west

Now...I am NOT advocating toads without brake systems. I think it is very unwise but in some conditions it may be acceptable for short distances without big grades such as in the case if the brake system malfunctioned and you needed to take it some place to repair.

As to the family issue about the vehicle selection...NEVERMIND!
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Sort of late in seeing this thread, but incase you change your mind back to an HHR, they are a great car for towing. The extra room inside is very useful for extra items like a blue tank, pet cage or extra lawn chairs. I don't even know it is back there, but because I know the laws, I have a Blue Ox Patriot brake system. I did install a switch for the #8 fuse(2amp). My setup process is easy and my towbar height is within 1 inch of the recommended height. I think you should maybe reconsider the HHR. Just my bias opinion
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Old 01-30-2013, 08:52 PM   #17
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Sort of late in seeing this thread, but incase you change your mind back to an HHR, they are a great car for towing. The extra room inside is very useful for extra items like a blue tank, pet cage or extra lawn chairs. I don't even know it is back there, but because I know the laws, I have a Blue Ox Patriot brake system. I did install a switch for the #8 fuse(2amp). My setup process is easy and my towbar height is within 1 inch of the recommended height. I think you should maybe reconsider the HHR. Just my bias opinion
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Old 01-31-2013, 12:57 AM   #18
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We tow a Chevy Colorado 4x4, with most Chevy 4x4s you simply push two buttons on the dash and you are good to go. More importantly on the braking subject, if you do not have the proper brake set up and you are in an accident it is most likely your insurer will not cover you. Many states are now requiring automatic brake engagement if your toad becomes disconnected [ this is a good idea] Also consider a proportionate braking system it reduces the were on your toads brakes.
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