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Old 09-23-2019, 12:48 PM   #1
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Who has/tows an Kia Soul ?

tell me about your kia soul, model level, transmission ?

your setup

brand of tow bar

brand of brake system

brand of brake light wiring
2018 Forest River 2851SLE "Forester" E-450 Class C , Sumo Springs bump stops Front & Rear, Hellwig Sway Bars Front & Rear, Bilstein HD shocks front & rear, Roadmaster Steering Stabilizer, alignment set to +5 caster. (that's it, out of $$$)
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Old 09-23-2019, 03:45 PM   #2
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2013 Soul, basic model, 6speed manual
Tow bar - Roadmaster Nighthawk (overkill for weight but incase I upsize my road in the future)
Base plate- Roadmaster (model specific)
Braking System - RVibrake 3

I had the base plate installed by a truck shop (due to not having correct tools). Installed the wiring for the brake system myself as that was fairly simple.

Tows great but I need to correct my towed battery charger as it's not working properly...drained the battery after a couple days of towing and not using.

I think I answered all your questions.
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Old 09-24-2019, 03:42 AM   #3
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Also have a 2013 Soul + with 2.0 l engine and 6 speed stick. Use Blue Ox tow system that I installed myself and an SMI stay in play duo since I bought it to use with a non air brake coach and it also happens to work just fine with a DP. ALso added a Protect-a-Tow device and after 6 years behind 3 coaches and about 40,000 miles there isn't a spot on the Kia. Wife just bought a 2019 Kia Exclaim with turbo and dual clutch transmission that is supposed to be towable also and if she ever lets me add a baseplate we can tow it. The 2013 only has about 30,000 miles on it and is showroom clean.

As for lights, we started with a Blue Ox light set that I installed but after a couple of years I added diodes to bring the factory tail lights and brake lights into use. The top center brake light is not used however.

I did add a charging line from the coach to the car with a fuse on both ends. There was one time way back where the battery was dead after a loooong downhill mountain trip, and it has been fine since adding the charge line.

This setup has worked great for us and the little Soul holds quite a bit of stuff if needed.
Dan and Dr. Jan, 2016 Tiffin Allegro Bus 37 AP, 450 HP Cummins ISL, 2021 Cherokee Trailhawk toad, Air Force One braking system, Protect-A-Tow stone guard
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