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Old 09-06-2014, 12:50 PM   #1
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Our 1st Four Down Towable

We are looking at the 2014 Toyota Corolla (manual trans.) as our towable.
What add-on items will be required to make it ready to "Pull"?
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Old 09-06-2014, 06:23 PM   #2
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Etrailer is a good place to start as they have videos of installations of all kinds or another RV tow equipment suppler, you are going to need a tow bar and base plate I would suggest Roadmaster, tow light kit, a toad brake system but stay away from Roadmaster invisibrake sys as they have a problem that Roadmaster the last I heard has not solved, you might also need a charge line that's easy to install there is post on this forum with instructions.
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Old 09-06-2014, 06:34 PM   #3
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Lot's of options on the way to go here.
Want the tow bar on the coach or car?
Brakes...Air from the coach or electronic?
Do some looking and find out what you want to wind up with
to your satisfaction. 2 choices here Roadmaster or Blue Ox.
Both are Good. I have 2 Roadmaster systems. 1 for the car and the other for the truck.
Both have air brake system from the coach.
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Old 09-06-2014, 06:48 PM   #4
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Check out ReadyBrute tow bar with integrated brake system. Works well and good value.
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Glad you're aboard. Best of luck on your search and decision. I see you have lots of helpers with opinions already. Enjoy your adventures and be safe.
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Old 09-06-2014, 08:58 PM   #6
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Ah, we are in the same boat, although I have already purchased the towvee, but am still trying to decide which base plate, bar and brake system to go with. Like the Dnystrom mentioned, you will want to research what you want before you pick to make sure you are getting a suitable system for the best buck. cheapest is not always the least expensive in the RVing world I am finding out. The three Mfg for the base plate, Demco, Roadmaster and Blue Ox are close in price with Demco being about $50 cheaper than Blue Ox, however if you buy a Demco base plate and then end up finding a good deal on a Blue Ox or Roadmaster tow bar, you will have to buy an adapter plate, which is roughly $100. The Blue Ox ReadyBrake can be used on any brand towbar as can most breaking systems. That said, I do like the Roadmaster Readybrute Elite tow bar that has the built in surge brake system, so if I go that route I would likely just pay the extra and get the Roadmaster Base plate. I am still researching and undecided and am now looking at a wireless brake pedal and box system that I saw at the local RV store today, but for the life of me cannot remember what it was called. I also went to towbarsandbrackets.com and looked at the Roadmaster Sterling Brakemaster package that comes with everything you need for $2100. If money were not an option, I would just take it to camping world and pay them the $4200 they quoted me and be done with it.........

Good luck and please let us know what you end up with and how you like it.
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Good choice for your toad. I tow a 5-speed Honda Accord. Don't want any trans. problems. I've installed the Blue Ox base plate and tow bar. Found the wireless Towmate to be the easiest system to use. Just mount it on the trunk of your toad, uses rare earth magnets, and mount the transmitter into your 7 pin outlet on the coach and your good to go. One charge last about 15 hours. I also got the Blue Ox Patriot Brake System. It doesn't use any wire or air lines. It relies on a built in accelerometer with proportional braking. You just put it on the floor, turn it on, adjust and your ready to go. No wires or hoses. Very quick, easy and simple. Here's the link for the tow lights. Most towing services use this type of lighting.

https://www.towmate.com/
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Annie, the ReadyBrake and ReadyBrute Elite are both NSA products and not Blue Ox or Roadmaster. You wont' find the ReadyBrake or ReadyBrute Elite if you look for them at Blue Ox or Roadmaster.
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Annie, the ReadyBrake and ReadyBrute Elite are both NSA products and not Blue Ox or Roadmaster. You wont' find the ReadyBrake or ReadyBrute Elite if you look for them at Blue Ox or Roadmaster.
Easyrider, my bad. I must be getting mightily confused looking at all this stuff. lol
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