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Old 01-24-2014, 01:01 AM   #1
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Plan for Toads

Here is my plan for setting up to tow 2 different toads, one is a 2013 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 2dr, auto trans and the other is a 2010 MINI Cooper JCW Clubman, manual trans. With a 2013 Thor Palazzo 35' DP.

Roadmaster base plates
Roadmaster Falcon All Terrain tow bar
Roadmaster brakemaster connected to seat brackets
Direct wiring to the toads elec system with diodes

Chose the Roadmaster base plates over Blue Ox because there are no frame modifications required on the MINI for the RM but needed on the BO.

Chose the brakemaster because of it's easy portability between toads, 1 pin, a pedal clamp and 1 air connection.

Taking advantage of the CW $39 install anything we sell special.

Have I figured this out correctly or am I going to run into trouble with this setup?


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Old 01-24-2014, 05:35 AM   #2
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Setup looks great but you should consider running a separate wiring harness for the lights. With complex and extremely sensitive car electronics, I use a separate wiring harness just to make sure a short from the exterior connections that are subject to rain, road debris, etc. does not fry something.

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Old 01-24-2014, 05:38 AM   #3
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I agree with RVThere, I'd go with separate wiring harness and bulbs especially on the MINI. They are manufactured by BMW and use CANBUS electronics to detect blown bulbs etc. I think that cutting in to that system might cause strange electrical problems.
Bruce Dickson 2013 Thor Challenger 37GT, 5 Star Tune, Safe-T-Plus Steering Control with Air Trim, Roadmaster front and rear Sway Bars, SuperSteer rear Track Bar, Crossfires, 2012 Honda CRV on Blue Ox Aventa LX tow bar. Full timers since Jan 2012.
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Old 01-24-2014, 08:22 AM   #4
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Your logic is sound, all the hardware you have chosen is first quality, Normally I tend to favor Blue Ox but you pointed out the problem there. And normally I do not like "pedal pusher" systems but of all of them you have chosen what may well be the best and again... Your logic is sound and the reason is good.

In short.. I think you have a good solid plan there.. Please enjoy it.
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