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Old 08-01-2020, 04:59 PM   #1
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HI I have a quick question. in the picture is the car we bought from a dealer and I would like to know what I need to tow it with our class A, I know I need a tow bar but are they all the same? I am looking at an OX tow bar used that has all the stuff to go with it he told me.

thanks for the input guys
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Not necessarily. I have had 2 Equinox with Blue Ox Base Plates a 2015 and a 2020. The inserts that the actual tow bar hooks to are different lengths. You will have to make sure the inserts are for the proper year model and base plate.
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Old 08-01-2020, 05:24 PM   #4
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Take pictures and measure the hole. Send to Blue Ox and Roadmaster. They should be able to tell you which adapter to buy and which tow bar.
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HI I have a quick question. in the picture is the car we bought from a dealer and I would like to know what I need to tow it with our class A, I know I need a tow bar but are they all the same? I am looking at an OX tow bar used that has all the stuff to go with it he told me.
Do you have a portable braking system or does it have a permanently installed braking system?

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I don't think there is anything with the braking system, how would I find out
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I don't think there is anything with the braking system, how would I find out
If it included a portable brake system, it would be in a big bag they gave you. If a built in, look under the driver's seat for Invisibrake module.
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I don't think there is anything with the braking system, how would I find out
Is there a cylinder or anything else clamped to the brake pedal arm, a few inches above the pedal itself?

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There are a few brands of braking system which are mounted either under the hood or possibly under the seat with a small actuator mounted to the brake pedal, such as the Stay In Play Duo https://www.etrailer.com/Tow-Bar-Bra...o/SM99251.html and the Roadmaster Invisibrake https://www.etrailer.com/Tow-Bar-Bra...r/RM-8700.html Then there are others like the brake buddy, patriot brake, Roadmaster Evenbrake, etc which get sat onto the floorboard and clamped to the brake pedal when towing. Some / most of these require additional wiring connections for the brake away switch, power, control modules, etc. https://www.etrailer.com/Tow-Bar-Bra...x/BRK2019.html There are also air powered systems which tend to be used with diesel pushers which only mount the actuator ram to the floor of the TOAD such as the Roadmaster Brakemaster https://www.roadmasterinc.com/produc...er/brake_m.php
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That looks a lot like my Blue Ox baseplate. As someone else already said, take careful measurements and more photos and contact the manufacturer. Include the year and model of the car. I would contact Roadmaster as well just in case. I donít see a breakaway connection in your photos. The breakaway unit looks something like this:

https://rvibrake.com/products/breakaway-system
That link shows how the RVI breakaway is set up. Theyíre all pretty much the same - if you find one you can trace the cable to your toad braking unit (if you have one) or the place where one used to be installed.

Please post the model and year if your toad and coach. You will get better answers if we have more information.

You may also need a light kit and toad charger, depending on what was installed with that baseplate. Tracing the wiring coming from the connector in the front will help. If there are wires running from that connector through the firewall the lighting kit is probably installed.
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There should be two more insert pieces that came with that. Think they could be rolling around in a cubby? Did the dealer take it in on trade or through an auction? If he took it in on trade he could contact the previous owners and ask and get the info and possibly the two pieces you need.
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Thanks for all the help, it's a 2014 Chevy Sonic auto. the car was traded at the dealership and of course i have asked if the previous owner had any parts for the hook up etc and they told me they couldn't reach him, lol.
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