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Old 10-31-2014, 08:34 PM   #11
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Tom, just watched YouTube on Falcon 2..im a newbie with a 2014 Greyhawk 31fk. Question: am I able to install your system on my own or what aspects require a tech or dealer installation
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Old 11-01-2014, 02:54 PM   #12
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Not much to install with the tow bar. My base plates would have been easy to install, but I knew I would have needed some help to get the wiring right, and the brake system wired right, so I let a professional do it all. Their wiring was much more professional than if I had done it myself. Base plates..... some awe easy but others may require some minor grill modifications depending on your toad. I used the Roadmaster All Terrain tow bar because it is much easier to connect if your RV and toad are not sitting in even terrain. Good Luck!
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Old 11-01-2014, 03:08 PM   #13
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What would you say would be the ideal toad just for road use for two people all 4 down..if you were going to buy vehicle for that purpose
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Old 11-03-2014, 08:06 AM   #14
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Here is a great map showing the laws and weight's
http://www.brakebuddy.com/Towing-Laws
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Old 11-03-2014, 09:14 AM   #15
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I'm prejudiced towards the Wrangler. Lots of Jeeps being towed. Really uncomplicated hook/unhook w/out battery drain on the Jeep as we have ours set up. I've read the Smart Car is a great towed. Depends on a lot of things and personal needs/wants & pocket book.
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Old 11-04-2014, 11:04 AM   #16
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What would you say would be the ideal toad just for road use for two people all 4 down..if you were going to buy vehicle for that purpose
Lots of things to think about.
1. Do you have room to keep an extra vehicle around your house that you may only use as a toad or will it have to serve as a daily driver for other use?
2. If an extra vehicle just for towing are you willing to pay the annual insurance and other fixed costs, just for a vehicle for that purpose.
3. Lighter tows easier
4. How easily can it be towed without major modifications?

In our family lifestyle, I need a pickup and my wife insists on a comfortable car. Neither of those make for good toads. IMO, if a vehicle I'm going to use only as a toad is going to take up the last space in my garage, it's going to have to be economical and cute and sexy and light, and fun to drive, etc... etc... Wrangler's are good, but not all that fuel efficient. And I have trouble justifying that for use as a toad only, as it may not get used for much else. Am seriously considering the Fiat 500C (convertible), but have been in that "considering" mode for several years and yet to pull the trigger. Right now I pull a Toyota Tacoma size pickup, 4,100# and that's ok, but I would like something smaller and lighter.
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Old 11-10-2014, 10:41 AM   #17
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I would never tow anything without brakes on the toad. It is too dangerous.
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Old 11-10-2014, 12:27 PM   #18
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Fiat would be cool. DW drives a cherokee now 24 years old with 325k miles(another story) actually replacing that with a wrangler is very possible..wondet if 4 door Sahara would still be 4 down practical
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Greyhawk pinked stuff for winter but will take her out for exercise and charge house battery. Which is why I'm choosing not to cover. Wish I could have done myrtle Beach this fall though. My dad is in FL but not sure I want the winter toad salt on my new rig in its first winter
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Old 11-13-2014, 09:51 AM   #20
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i use a tow master dolly because i have more than 1 car to haul, it has brakes and when towing you don't even know its there, as long as car or truck is under 5000 lbs and fits on dolly, this only works with front wheel drive cars, check with car dealer and master tow to make sure it will work, my honda civic and accord both work, george at master tow is great and will help with everything, way less cost and no special installation try it you will like it
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