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Old 06-13-2016, 04:04 PM   #1
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Will my 2004 Alpine pull a Jeep JKU???

and will it do it with out brakes??? my coach weighs 26k and gcwr is 40k...i think

anyone have pics with a jku hooked to their MH
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Old 06-13-2016, 07:51 PM   #2
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and will it do it with out brakes??? my coach weighs 26k and gcwr is 40k...i think

anyone have pics with a jku hooked to their MH
You have a 10K hitch on the Alpine, right. Are you saying you don't want to put auxiliary brakes in the toad?
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Hi Steve,
I tow a JK, about 4500. The JKU is another 700. No sweat.
On aux brakes, there is a girl on a bicycle that is not dead, and I am not in jail, because I could stop sooner with the aux. and I'm legal in all of the US. I know you know physics. Go figger!


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You have a 10K hitch on the Alpine, right. Are you saying you don't want to put auxiliary brakes in the toad?
yes, no brakes...
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Put the brakes on. Required by law.
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Put the brakes on. Required by law.
I run with sissors...and I have a new flat bed trailer...and a triple axel inclosed..

I see people towing with out brakes all the time.. in fact those that do it daily..

of the 40 mh I got from cal not one driver had toad brakes.. if I'm still under the GVWR ..should be fine???
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You know better. Quit stirring the pot.
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You know better. Quit stirring the pot.
I think my two stage engine brake Is more than enough..i towed my 89 chevy all over so cal .. never put brakes.... and I'm pretty sure there is a gang of people the are reading this that don't have brakes on there toad either..

towed my hhr with no brakes with the little gas coach... never wished I had them either..
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I think my two stage engine brake Is more than enough..i towed my 89 chevy all over so cal .. never put brakes.... and I'm pretty sure there is a gang of people the are reading this that don't have brakes on there toad either..

towed my hhr with no brakes with the little gas coach... never wished I had them either..
If you already know the answer then why post? you ask for an opinion, then you argue against that opinion.


agree that you are stirring the pot


I flat tow a CJ7 (3700 lbs) I use the ready brake
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If you already know the answer then why post? you ask for an opinion, then you argue against that opinion.


agree that you are stirring the pot


I flat tow a CJ7 (3700 lbs) I use the ready brake
i'm with you..you prbley need the brakes

I think the two stage engine brake make up for the difference...

my coach only weighs 26k I have brakes for 30
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what I'm saying is that if my gvwr is 33k..what difference does it make where the weight is...I see people adding lifts and toting Harleys..

long as they don't excide the axel rating(on mine rear 20k and front 13)

the chassis brakes are designed for 33k lbs...I should be right around 30, 31k...
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Okay okay you're right.
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Not sure if you are bored or seriously asking, but this is a sweet setup for the JK:

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Pretty much know no one here si gonna speak up and say they have done it and done it for years...guess I keep on peep'n in the windows till I find some one that has toad brakes
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