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Old 08-28-2006, 07:10 PM   #1
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I am about to purchase a Saturn Vue, to tow with my Mountain Aire motor home - I will also have the Saturn dealership install a Blue Ox hitch. From a few years ago, when I was still pulling a camping trailer, I have a Tekonsha Voyager XP in my van - which I am planning to trade in for the Vue. Does anyone have experience pulling a vehicle like the Vue with this controller? Is it worth salvaging the Tekonsha off of my van to install in the motor home? Should I buy a newer/better model of brake controller?

Thanks for any advice you can give me.
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Old 08-28-2006, 07:10 PM   #2
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I am about to purchase a Saturn Vue, to tow with my Mountain Aire motor home - I will also have the Saturn dealership install a Blue Ox hitch. From a few years ago, when I was still pulling a camping trailer, I have a Tekonsha Voyager XP in my van - which I am planning to trade in for the Vue. Does anyone have experience pulling a vehicle like the Vue with this controller? Is it worth salvaging the Tekonsha off of my van to install in the motor home? Should I buy a newer/better model of brake controller?

Thanks for any advice you can give me.
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Old 08-29-2006, 12:44 AM   #3
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Stargeezer, welcome to iRV2.com. We are glad to have you join us here and we look forward to reading of your adventures and experiences. Congratulations on the new Vue. I am sure you will enjoy both it and the forum. The Toknosha brake contoller is for electric brakes and will not offer you any help in towint the Vue and giving you any brake assist with it. You may want to consider either one of Blue Ox's braking systems or another brand. I have beeen using the Brake Master and am happy with it.
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Stargeezer, welcom to IRV2.

Like Mike said, your brake controller has nothing to do with towing your Vue. You will need a dinghy brake system such as a Brake Buddy or similar unit. Lots of different brake systems out there and you can get a lot of good advice from the folks with motorhomes here.

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Mike and Amy and Ken,

That was extremely quick and helpful answer to my question. This forum has already made a positive impression - it looks like an extremely wide range of useful info is available, and much more is quickly accessible just by asking.

Like Ken, we are in practice for retirement. For now, I'm still an astronomy prof. We did get out to southern New Mexico this summer, but most of our MH trips are in Illinois. For a month this fall, I'm planning to set it up in a state park 15 minutes from my work, rather than commuting an hour from home. That will be our longest stretch in the MH so far.

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