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Old 10-09-2011, 04:36 PM   #15
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Old 10-09-2011, 04:41 PM   #16
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Old 10-09-2011, 04:49 PM   #17
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Hey is that all it took? $150? Nothing else?

Why doesn't. Everyone do that?
I think what he meant was that was the only extra thing he had to do to make it towable 4 down. ALL vehicles will require a base plate, towbar, and related accessories (most toads should have a way to apply the toad brakes while towing).

I setup my 08 Jeep Wrangler for around $1300, and had no "extra" things I needed to do to it other than install baseplate and braking system.
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Old 10-09-2011, 04:50 PM   #18
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Old 10-09-2011, 04:56 PM   #19
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Hey is that all it took? $150? Nothing else?
Rick O didn't finish his cost You also have to add a tow bar, light hook ups and if you really want to be safe and lawful for some states you need to add auxilary brakes to the toad.

I have never tried a tow dolly and do not believe I ever will as I perfer a vehicle with AWD or 4WD and you can't tow them 4 down. I also don't want to mess with storing the tow dolly. I have thought about either an enclosed trailer or car hauler trailer for some of our trips as I also want to take our 4 wheeler but I would only do this on some trips.

We have towed a 2008 Ford Escape Hybrid 4WD about 37,000 miles. It takes me less than 5 minutes to hook up and get ready to go and that includes getting out of the MH. Takes a little less time to unhook. Drive up, hook up the tow bar, plug in the light/brake cable and the breakaway cable.
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Old 10-09-2011, 05:01 PM   #20
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2009 Saturn Vue, tow plate from Blue Ox and I wired it like a trailer. Shift it to neutral and go.
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Old 10-09-2011, 05:11 PM   #21
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Jeep 2010 4dr Sahara. It is a stick, put transfer case in neutral, stick in first gear, pull keys, lock door and drive away. No muss, no fuss. I also use a Blue Ox tow bar and SMI aux. braking system.

I could just never see the hassle of pulling a tow dolly and storing it when I get to a camp site.

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Old 10-09-2011, 05:37 PM   #22
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Now towing a 2002 Toyota Tacoma 5 speed with 4 wheel drive. Put tranny and transfer case in neutral and go. Have towed Honda CRV (auto) 2,Honda Preludes (stick) and Toyota Forerunner (stick). I always ask Remco if my potential car is towable,\. Remcotowing.com.

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We tow a 2004 Suzuki XL7. We bought it used from a couple that had been towing it so it was all ready to go with base plate and light connection making it a great deal. Easy setup with Ready Brute tow bar/brake system.
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Hi Boogieman:

We purchased all of our parts from RV Parts, RV Accessories RV Supplies Priced Low Blue Ox Tow Bar, Blue Ox towing bracket for Sebring and Remco transmission pump plus wiring and safety chains.

I approached Camping World and asked for a fixed price to install these items. They installed everything.

I did this about 3 years ago and the rig is a 1,000 miles away with my receipts so I can't look up the exact costs. But, if I were to swag it I'd say 13 to 17 hundred.

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If you don't mind me asking. What were the costs? Ballpark...
I purchased the Tow Bar and brackets online for arount $950. I had an authorized Remco dealer install the pump and its wiring, wire the toad lights and install the Roadmaster brackets for $1,200. The TST 10 sensor system was $499 with a 2 year warranty.
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I tow either a new Honda CRV (automatic) or an 06 Mini Cooper (manual shift). Both tow easily without modification - except for the baseplate added for the tow bar.
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