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Old 11-08-2014, 08:04 AM   #169
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We tow our 2013 Ford F-150 Platinum 4x4 EcoBoost 4 down.
We use the Ready Brute Elite with Ready Brake tow system.
I had the system wired for everything into the main harness of the truck with diodes by the dealer when I bought the truck for warranty reasons.

I follow the recommended stops every 2-3 hrs and run the transmission through the gears. Need to stretch the legs anyways.

Towing ours 4 down is simple and easy and takes only a couple of minutes to hook-up and unhook.

I'd do it again anytime!
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Old 11-09-2014, 07:08 AM   #170
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00' Jeep Wrangler. Transfer in N and shifter in 5th. Tows like a dream.

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Old 11-09-2014, 08:21 AM   #171
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We tow a 2011 CRV with no problems on our small rig now. Love the flexibility on short weekenders not using the tow and driving small rig to dinner etc.

In the past we have towed the Jeep Wrangler (2010 and 2011) and Dodge Ram. The easiest to setup is the Wrangler but the weight is not good for smaller rigs.


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Old 11-09-2014, 01:21 PM   #172
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Old 11-09-2014, 02:25 PM   #173
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I tow a 2013 Honda Fit four down with a Falcon II tow system. Great little car. Didn't break the bank to buy it new. Lot's of room for four adults. Great mileage. Can't really tell it's intow.
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Old 11-09-2014, 05:38 PM   #174
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We tow a 2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4X2 automatic transmission. We had a drive shaft disconnect put on it, blue ox baseplate, U S Gear's Unified Tow Brake system, and diodes for the lights. Pull one lever, put the transmission in park and unlock the steering wheel and we are ready to go.
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Old 11-11-2014, 08:30 PM   #175
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When I first got my 2002 RV, we tried towing my 4WD Toyota Tacoma, with a driveline disconnect (automatic). It worked fine, except when it didn't. I gave up on that, and towed my wife's Acura MDX. It was a 2004 (later a 2006; she totaled the 2004). The new ones won't flat tow. I always had a burning rubber smell after towing, so I bought a Jeep Grand Cherokee in 2012. It tows great, no bad smell, and the mileage isn't too bad, because I went with the V6 instead of the HEMI. It has plenty of power, and I love the vehicle. It is noticeable behind our 330 HP 38' coach, so when our second child leaves for college, I will try a Smart Car. They tow flat fine (instructions in the owner's manual), including the automatic, although Motorhome magazine does not recognize this. The car weighs 1800 pounds, compared to 4600 for my Jeep! I look forward to the lighter weight, and don't think I'll miss the AWD/4WD when we travel.
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Old 11-11-2014, 08:42 PM   #176
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Does your RoadMaster tow dolly have the plastic or abs fenders, if so have you had trouble with them cracking and breaking apart?
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Old 11-11-2014, 09:40 PM   #177
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What do you tow? Would you do again?

We have plastic fenders on our tow dolly.. No problems with them. But, I don't store it outside.

If they ever do break, most farm supply places sell metal fenders in various sizes.

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Old 11-14-2014, 09:15 PM   #178
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We tow a 2014 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk with the Blue Ox system with no issues. It is easy to attach and unattach and trails beautifully behind our coach. With the push of a button you are ready to go with the ignition in the off position. The only downside was I had to trade my better halfs BMW X5 because it was not towable. Oh, make sure you get a color compatible with your coach........safe travels.
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Old 11-24-2014, 08:59 AM   #179
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Great Towed

Originally Posted by ChrisKW View Post
We flat tow a 2014 Jeep Rubicon using RoadMaster Falcon all-terrain tow hardware and Invisibrake. The Jeep tows very well, and a great on or off road vehicle, though mpg rating is lower than many other towables at about 17 mpg freeway. We love being able to go virtually anywhere, anytime we are in camp. Obviously the Jeep gives us the ability to go into the dessert or the mountains where our motorcoach cannot. An easy, quick hook-up, shift transfer in neutral, then transmission to park, turn off ignition switch and remove key, close and lock door, then off we go. In all respects a great toad!
We have the identical set up towing a 2014 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sahara. It's fun to drive, seats 4-5 + room for stuff in the back. If you're into off roading, a Jeep 4X4 would be a great choice - Chris outlined all that made the Jeep appealing to us

Except for seeing it in the rear view camera, we hardly know it's there.

Happy camping.
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Old 11-24-2014, 02:48 PM   #180
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I tow a 07 ford ranger 2 wheel drive with a 5 speed standard transmission. I use a stowmaster 5000 tow bar. I have towed the ranger more miles than I have drove it.
Never a problem if there was no rear camera I would never know it was there.
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Old 11-24-2014, 03:07 PM   #181
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Were were looking for more space in our toad and switched from a caddy srx (easy to flat tow) to a '14 RAM 1500 Ecodiesel. This is also easy to flat tow, great space, nice to drive and 27mpg at 75!
We are really enjoying the vehicle

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Old 11-24-2014, 05:02 PM   #182
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First a 2011 Mini Cooper 5 speed, but wanted more room at the destination so we switched to a 2013 CRV AWD. Setup is all Blue Ox including a stone shield. Added an LED taillight kit that installed directly into the CRV taillight assembly and hooks directly to the DP. Also added a radio circuit bypass switch. Run my Brake Buddy from a jumper pack - plenty of amps for our style of driving.

Very satisfied with the whole toad setup.

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