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Old 05-30-2012, 07:28 PM   #1
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Towing our Honda accord, Finally

We finally had our 94 Honda Accord, (5 speed) rigged up to tow. I had bought a Blue Ox tow bar on Craigs List last year and now was the time to get the car set-up. I had a Roadmaster basplate installed with a Roadmaster Invisibrake. (in the trunk) Back when I got the tow bar, it came with the electric cable and two breakaway cables, and a hitch lock. It also had a 4" drop receiver which was what I needed to keep the bar level. The local Hitch & Tow did the job for a reasonaable price and I'm really pleased with it. Only had to tow it 15 miles to store it until the next trip, but it worked great.

I have a question or two:
Do you lock the doors on the vehicle you tow while towing?
Do you fold the mirrors in against the sides? (if you can do so)
Do you have a certain order to hooking up everything?

I have to keep the key in the ignition on ACC to keep the steering unlocked and pop the face off the radio. Can you believe it doesn't turn off? (Kenwood aftermarket)

Here's a funny thing that we learned while disconnecting. We were stopped on a slight incline when we parked at the storaage lot, (didn't realize it was). When I pulled the pins from the tow bar bracket, the car started rolling away from us. DW jumped in and put on the emergency brake. Ooops, we both learned something today.

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Old 05-31-2012, 11:10 PM   #2
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We are heading out tomorrow morning for our first short trip (150 miles) while towing our 02 Toyota 4Runner. All set up with the Remco disconnect drive shaft, Roadmaster base plate, Falcon II All Terrain tow bar, and RVi Brake System. I was shown how to turn the key half way between the off position and the ACC so as not to drain the battery but so that the steering wheel is not locked. The only problem with this is that I had no power going to the AC outlet to power the RVi Brake System. Solution: I went to Lowes and bought an 600 AMP emergency jump started and charger ($50). Once fully charged it will be able to add the power I need to the RVi Brake System. It will also be good to have "Just in Case" you need a jump or to charge any batteries. It even has a USB port. (made by Stanley).

Below is a link to our set up on the 4Runner.

4Runner TOAD Set Up pictures by xjaywalker - Photobucket

Wish us luck..
2006 National Tropi-Cal T396 - 2002 Toyota 4Runner 4X4 with REMCO Disconnect Drive
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