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Old 05-09-2016, 08:31 AM   #43
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Well, I said earlier in this thread that I was between an Equinox and a Jeep. I now have a 2016 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited in the yard. I put the Blue Ox base plate on myself last weekend. I went with the Blue Ox Avail tow bar mostly because I liked the sound of the non binding release mechanism. Time will tell how that works.

The Jeep is scheduled to have the M&G brake system installed around the 19th. I didn't want to do that myself and I didn't want someone else to do it that was doing it for the first time. In the Jeep you have to move a few things a little bit to make room. Things like that are always easier when you've done it a few times.

The reasons I went with the Jeep:
- Steering wheel does not lock so you don't have to leave keys in it.
- Transfer case in neutral and ebrake off and it's ready to tow. No pre trip or mid trip lubrication requirements.
- When home and it's not being towed, it can tow my utility trailer and boat.
- The Wranglers seem to hold value better than most other towables.
- Did I mention it's off road capability?
- And all the above is just self justification for the real reason and that is I kinda wanted one.
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Old 05-09-2016, 09:07 AM   #44
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Not the only way.

Nice setup, how does it tow the truck?
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Nice setup, how does it tow the truck?


The Canyon works great for us. There are several quick steps you need to do, but only take a couple of minutes. We use a Roadmaster battery disconnect, which senses voltage from the plug in lights. It must be 4WD to tow four down.
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The Canyon works great for us. There are several quick steps you need to do, but only take a couple of minutes. We use a Roadmaster battery disconnect, which senses voltage from the plug in lights. It must be 4WD to tow four down.

I want a Canyon or Colorado for a toad but I'm concerned about the weight of it, I'd like to be a light as possible.

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Canyon would definitely be at the max end of the 5K pounds
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Jeep is only way to go, your options are endless

Sweet combo, I like it.


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Thank you. My wife and I put 2 yrs of research into all that. Our first Moho but we started with what we wanted to pull first and jeep was for us, still gonna add kayak rack and bike rack on jk. Then we went into what we wanted in a Moho and what it could pull staying away from boundaries. I knew putting 2 1/2 inch lift on jeep would level hitch to Moho then using a tow bar with a serge brake would keep it simply and always dependable. With all fuel,water , propane and rest of crap in Moho I'm still 5k below cw limit. Being shaped like a bullet we move around really well.
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We've towed a Dodge Dakota, then a Nissan Frontier and then our current toad, a 2012 Chevrolet Silverado Crew Cab. We're doing a couple of big trips this year, one coast to coast, and I just want to tow something smaller for a change. We bought a 2013 Honda CRV EX-L this afternoon. We'll trade off between the truck and the CRV.

There will be several new and updated small trucks coming out next year. I like the looks of the new Ridgeline....finally looks like a truck, maybe it will be towable. Jeep is also coming out with a truck in 2017. I'm guessing it will be heavy though.
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Guess I'll just keep towing our '05 Honda Odyssey. 106,000 on the meter with another 40,000 or so towing. It's paid for, comfortable to drive, gets good mileage and even does well in the snow and ice.
Did have a '97 Jeep GC that we towed some years ago. OK rig but had some reliability issues. Nothing major though just niggling stuff like no heat in the middle of winter type stuff and no air con in the summer!!
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Ok everyone, we purchased a 2015 Equinox, AWD. What set up do owners use that works the best for toe bar, braking device etc. any techniques things you learn. Thx


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Here is a link to a Google search of iRV2 posts made within the past year with the terms "tow bar" and "Equinox" in them.

Here's a link to the same search, without the time restriction.
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