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Old 06-25-2016, 09:33 AM   #1
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Terrible time towing a toad...

Well there's a first time for everything! After many trips in our (new to us) MH we finally decided to bite the bullet and tow our ancient (2002) Chevy Suburban. We read lots of great advice on here, did our research and selected the Blue Ox tow bar and patriot braking system. Got it all hooked up, easy peasy, and of course after we were about 3/4 of the way into the trip, beep, beep, ding, ding... DH had the key in the wrong position and drained the Chevy battery! Luckily we were 20 min from our destination... Lesson learned...

but! the towing overall went really well, and with a friendly camp host we charged up the battery and we're off and running (of course we're here for a family wedding which raises the stress level considerably!)
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So what was the "terrible time"?
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Old 06-25-2016, 01:36 PM   #3
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If you think that's terrible, wait till something really bad happens like leaving the toad in gear, with the emergency bake applied. Now that would be terrible and expensive.
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Old 06-25-2016, 05:50 PM   #4
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Well there's a first time for everything! After many trips in our (new to us) MH we finally decided to bite the bullet and tow our ancient (2002) Chevy Suburban. We read lots of great advice on here, did our research and selected the Blue Ox tow bar and patriot braking system. Got it all hooked up, easy peasy, and of course after we were about 3/4 of the way into the trip, beep, beep, ding, ding... DH had the key in the wrong position and drained the Chevy battery! Luckily we were 20 min from our destination... Lesson learned...

but! the towing overall went really well, and with a friendly camp host we charged up the battery and we're off and running (of course we're here for a family wedding which raises the stress level considerably!)
Does your DH know you blamed her? Hehe
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Who now to ad to this little mess, our alternator has started ding, ding... However, all the guages are in the normal range. Dh thinks a wire from the my to toad must be wrong and the toad might be drawing too much. Any ideas?
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Check the alternator belt. A frayed belt will make a ding,ding sound sometimes.

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We're you running the generator when the alternator alarm went off ?
Sometimes the alt senses not charging because the charging is comming from your house battery charging system.
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