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Old 09-19-2011, 10:23 AM   #1
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Towing questions

Hi all, I am new here and to towing. I recently bought my 5th MH but have never towed a dingy before. I have a tow dolly with a 2001 Nissan Maxima. Just bought a Brake Buddy brake system. What insights or cautions can you give me? Thanks in advance.

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Old 09-19-2011, 11:27 AM   #2
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Okay, I'll take the first shot at this. I'm a little confused why you would need a BrakeBuddy with a tow dolly. The dolly should have its own braking system, either surge or electric. If it doesn't then you need to upgrade to one that does or add it to your existing dolly.

A BrakeBuddy is used if you are towing with all four wheels on the ground (no dolly). It provides a braking assist by applying the brakes on the car at the same time you apply the brakes in the motorhome. You will need a tow bar, base plates and tail light wiring for the car to tow four down.

I don't think the Maxima is towable 4 down unless you install a transmission pump. You would have to check with Remco for availability for that.

I think you need to let us know what you are trying to accomplish and maybe we can provide better information.

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Old 09-19-2011, 01:15 PM   #3
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As JDT says, you do not use a Brake Buddy or other toad (dinghy) brake with a dolly. he dolly should have its own brakes (but some do not). And you do need to use a dolly with the Maxima, since it is not 4-down towable without modifications.
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