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Old 08-07-2015, 10:28 PM   #11
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Mike, what you need is about $2,000 dollars, that would get you set up to tow the Tahoe. Look at the Brake Master Black Hawc II tow bar, it is a 10k pound capability. Even if you buy a Jeep you still need the tow bar set up but could do it a lot cheaper. Ease of hook up and convenience raises the prices but top of the line products $1,600 to $2,300 professionally installed is a fair ball park budget. I am strongly considering setting up and towing my 1 ton crew cab some of the time.
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Old 08-08-2015, 06:08 AM   #12
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I can install so that will be pretty easy. At what point do you need a braking system on the toad? How are lights handled?
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Old 08-08-2015, 07:59 AM   #13
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"toad" that's pretty good!!! I can be a little slow as in "towed" vehicle lol.

What would i need to tow a vehicle?


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You need a tow bar and base plate for the specific tow vehicle. I prefer the type that remains on the motorhome as opposed to the type that stays on the toad when unhooked. Example:http://www.etrailer.com/dept-pg-Tow_...unt_Style.aspx You can often find these on craigslist for a fraction of what CW or dealer will charge.

The base plate is like this: http://www.etrailer.com/base-plates.htm

Then you need to have a system for trailer lights and a braking system. I found these light to be great and they are independent of the vehicle light system and more like regular trailer brakes: Roadmaster Tail Light Wiring Kit with Bulbs Roadmaster Tow Bar Wiring RM-155 and then finally you need a braking system. Examples: Tow Bar Braking Systems | etrailer.com

I found most of my stuff on craigslist and eBay, but you can go to your dealer and they will fix you up too. It's not cheap, but the benefit of having a vehicle when you reach your destination is priceless.

Good luck and feel free to PM me if you have more questions.
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You need a tow bar and base plate for the specific tow vehicle. I prefer the type that remains on the motorhome as opposed to the type that stays on the toad when unhooked. Example:Hitch Mount Style Tow Bars | etrailer.com You can often find these on craigslist for a fraction of what CW or dealer will charge.

The base plate is like this: Base Plate for Tow Bar | etrailer.com

Then you need to have a system for trailer lights and a braking system. I found these light to be great and they are independent of the vehicle light system and more like regular trailer brakes: Roadmaster Tail Light Wiring Kit with Bulbs Roadmaster Tow Bar Wiring RM-155 and then finally you need a braking system. Examples: Tow Bar Braking Systems | etrailer.com

I found most of my stuff on craigslist and eBay, but you can go to your dealer and they will fix you up too. It's not cheap, but the benefit of having a vehicle when you reach your destination is priceless.

Good luck and feel free to PM me if you have more questions.
I use the exact same as above ! Works great !!!
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Old 08-08-2015, 04:37 PM   #15
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Mike, supplemental brakes are a legal requirement in many states. In your owners manual it states that the brakes are rated for GVWR, not GCWR. I.E., you should have supplemental brakes. I've found that the effect of supplemental brakes is noticeable particularly in emergency stops. Bottom line - get them, they will keep you safe and legal.
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Old 08-08-2015, 10:32 PM   #16
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I have a 02 26 ft Grey Hawk. The motor is a Ford V 10. I tow my 08 Ford Edge.It's able to be towed with a auto trans. The only problem is the battery goes dead, if I tow it all day. I just unhook the battery. Stan
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Old 08-10-2015, 12:44 PM   #17
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Just went this route, 31 ft. Melboure, towd is a 2015 Jeep Wrangler. Blue Ox tow bar 10K
Plate that fits the jeep and wired by Professional installer, $ 1800.00. Also installed Brake Buddy with brake away switch. $ 950.00 on Amazon.
Jeep owners manual says, Transfer case in neutral, Transmission in park, Key on to allow steering wheel to turn. No problems!
Brake system is a must, really makes a difference when stopping in a hurry.
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Picked up the Wrangler unlimited tonight, waiting on the tow bar and supplemental brake kit, and waiting on the coach to come back from the dealer for some punch-out items. First family trip to the Smokey's next weekend!!!!
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Old 08-12-2015, 10:21 PM   #19
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Congrats on the new Jeep the Wrangler is almost a perfect tow companion it is light enough you will not even know it is behind you. Post a picture of the set up.
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Just bought a '15 Wrangler to tow behind my Melbourne 26a. Waiting for some parts and hope to be ready to go soon. Reviewed the Jeep manual and don't think the key needs to be in the ignition as there is no steering lock from model year 2009 and newer. I think I got that right, but let me know if I am missing something. Good luck and safe travels!
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