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Old 01-16-2020, 08:48 PM   #1
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New Rig Ordered now to the toad

Finally pulled the trigger on our new 2020 AB 40AP should be delivered first of March. We now have been looking at the Jeep Cherokee Trail Hawk. but to save the bleeding am thinking of just using our 2015 Silverado 3500 Dura Max anyone pulling one ? any feedback only thing for now It would appear would be to do the heavier tow bar which does weight about 15lbs more than the lighter model. really don't want to buy another tow bar when we break down and get a new toad but ? We are looking at the Demco product with Air Force one breaking system. feedback from you vets out here would be great we have been RVing for 25 years but never towed and never had a pusher so we newbies to this phase.
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Old 01-17-2020, 06:07 AM   #2
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take a look at 4 door jeep wrangler. i've been pulling a 2007 jeep liberty since 2008 and jeeps with manual transfer cases seem to be the easiest to hook up. Dave
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Old 01-17-2020, 09:41 AM   #3
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take a look at 4 door jeep wrangler. i've been pulling a 2007 jeep liberty since 2008 and jeeps with manual transfer cases seem to be the easiest to hook up. Dave


Demco Air Force One is a great choice for a toad brake system. I tow a Chevy Equinox and am very happy with it.
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Old 01-18-2020, 12:08 AM   #4
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Congrats on your Bus! You're gonna love your Tiffin. You've got a lot of choices in toads. What are you looking for? SUV? Truck? Off-road vehicle?

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Old 01-18-2020, 12:17 AM   #5
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Is your Duramax 4 wheel drive?
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Be sure to research whether or not your Duramax is towable.

We use the M&G braking system since it is directly connected to the air brakes on the RV.
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Old 01-18-2020, 10:34 AM   #7
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While this not a reply to your exact question, I bought a Jeep Grand Cherokee limited. It has a great ride, all the bells and whistles, room in the back to carry extra stuff, AND the little magic button that in less than a minute you can disconnect the entire 4 wheel drive line. You know it since you can push it around.

I also bought the Air Force one and installed it myself. Again quick connect and disconnect. Just one small air hose.

Bought the Roadmaster tow bar. Very robust and once you remove the tow attachment, by just twisting them, there is very little evidence on the front of the Jeep that it’s a toad.

Good luck and get that baby on the road. Jeff
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Love my 2014 Wrangler Jeep Unlimited, tows easy with blue OX and have brake buddy for out of state journeys. Fun vehicle to drive at destination and 4x4 for beach drives and mountains. Wouldn't have anything else
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I'll second, and third it, love my 2017 Jeep Sahara Wrangler 4 door. Put trans-axle in neutral, shift to park, away you go. No battery drain, no miles recorded on odometer.


My Sahara is fully loaded, leather, navigation, heated seats, and so on. Plus I can 4 wheel if I want to and great storage behind the seats.


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Old 01-29-2020, 12:25 PM   #10
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I wanted a "lighter" toad. My wife liked the Grand Cherokee, but we settled on a 2015 Cherokee Trail-hawk. Se we've had it for 5 years and love it. It's our normal ride when we're at home, and our toad when we're on the road. Glad we made that choice.
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Braking systems are expensive to install. I would be sure I wanted a specific vehicle and not have to spend the money twice. I pull an Equinox and like it. But no off roading in it.
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My 19 Cherokee Trailhawk is an awsome tow vehicle. I use the RVI 2 brake system easy install without the use of airlines.
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Tow vehicle for your new Bus.

I tow an F150 Crew Cab 4x4 with an automatic transmission. It takes about 30 seconds to disengage the transmission for towing, and the best part is it doesn't rack up any mileage on the odometer.
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