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Old 10-02-2016, 03:52 PM   #1
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I just purchased a 2005 40 ft. Monaco diesel coach and need suggestions on what would be the best vehicle to tow. Is there a big difference between a 3200 pound versus a 4200 pound vehicle in the maneuverability and stopping. Does a toad brake system make a difference?
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If go into or pass through ANY state that requires brakes on the towed then you are required to have them, there is no reciprocity on equipment laws. Just as it requires more power to move a more weight it takes more braking force to stop it. The laws of physics aren't eliminated when towing.
My Ody weighs 4,400#'s and I never really felt it behind the 40' '02 Dutch Star.
Behind the Magna I don't even know it's there, with or without the braking system but I have a three stage engine brake and all wheel disks too.
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Any weight in motion requires braking to stop it. If you add 4000 lbs to the coach in the form of a towed car, it's brakes take longer to stop the combo. If the rig weighs 10% more, it takes 10% longer distance to stop with the same brakes. It's basic physics and cannot be avoided or talked around.

So, as long as you always have unlimited distance to stop...
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Toad info suggestions

I suggest that getting the idea early that aux brakes is the way to go is very wise.
I tow 4500 lbs of Wrangler as easy as I did my 2900 lb Saturn. Don't sweat it!
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I just purchased a 2005 40 ft. Monaco diesel coach and need suggestions on what would be the best vehicle to tow. Is there a big difference between a 3200 pound versus a 4200 pound vehicle in the maneuverability and stopping. Does a toad brake system make a difference?
With your DP, you probably won't feel any difference. In fact, I bet you'll have to look at your rear camera monitor to make sure it's still back there.

As far as having supplemental brakes.....of course it makes a difference....especially in an emergency. It doesn't take a rocket scientist to realize that the extra weight will cause a longer stopping distance. Under normal driving conditions, you'll never need them.

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It's a matter of being safe for you and the rest of us on the road. Get Aux brakes in the TOAD, if you don't have them and get stopped it will cost you, if you have a accident and don't have them, it will cost you. Pay for them up front and save yourself and others the headache.
I have accidentally towed my Toad without the brakes hooked up and could not even tell the difference, once is enough.
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Thanks for the advice. I am in the process of purchasing a 2013 Ford Edge to tow and will definitely invest in a TOAD breaking system. Any suggestions regarding brands?
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