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Old 05-08-2015, 08:15 AM   #41
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My suggestion is put it on a trailer you can tow anything anytime and not restricted to one vehicle. Plus the fact you can back it up.
It is true, you do have the advantage of being able to back up with a trailer. The problem lies with where to put the trailer when you are not using it. I have limited storage space where I live in the winter so no-go. Plus, when you camp in mostly SPs like we do, you have to find an extra parking space for the trailer, as a lot of SP campsites are too small to accomodate it on your campsite.
Finally, you better have a lot of towing capacity with your MH or a very light car, because a trailer will add weight to the tow.
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Old 05-10-2015, 10:39 AM   #42
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It is true, you do have the advantage of being able to back up with a trailer. The problem lies with where to put the trailer when you are not using it. I have limited storage space where I live in the winter so no-go. Plus, when you camp in mostly SPs like we do, you have to find an extra parking space for the trailer, as a lot of SP campsites are too small to accommodate it on your campsite.
Finally, you better have a lot of towing capacity with your MH or a very light car, because a trailer will add weight to the tow.
Agree - not sure the advantages of a trailer outweigh the drawbacks. We find easier to just hook up the vehicle and tow 4-down.
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Old 05-27-2015, 08:06 PM   #43
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We tow a 2008 Suzuki C50 Trike. Tows nicely and lots of fun unless its pouring rain...

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Nice set up Scratch.
How's the water level and flow on the Guad with all the rain?
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Old 05-28-2015, 12:08 AM   #45
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Just purchased a 2012 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited to tow with our 31FS. Have ordered the BlueOx tow plates, tow bar and accessory kit to have installed the end of next week. Still trying to decide on the braking system, the dealer is recommending the BlueOx Patriot. Anyone have any thoughts or suggestions on the BlueOx Patriot.
We have blue ox patriot. Worked for about 18 months. Internal battery is dead. Blue ox wants me to ship to them for replacement. Not a fan myself. But will sell you mine if you want it.
I am looking into other options.
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Old 05-28-2015, 12:10 AM   #46
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We have blue ox patriot. Worked for about 18 months. Internal battery is dead. Blue ox wants me to ship to them for replacement. Not a fan myself. But will sell you mine if you want it.
I am looking into other options.
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Nice set up Scratch.
How's the water level and flow on the Guad with all the rain?
We just came home from a three-week trip to a very soggy Texas. Our home is good, although folks up the road in San Marcos and Wimberley are hurting. The Blanco River is at record levels. Lots of RVers had their rigs damaged at Blanco and Bastrop SPs. The Guadalupe is OK as the Canyon Lake dam did its job. Lots of good white water rafting this summer. Canyon Lake is 15' above normal for the first time in 11 years. Lakes Travis, Buchanan and Medina received much need recharges, but are still more than 20' low. More rain in the forecast each day for the next week. El Nino has been a much bigger influence than predicted, and we're soaked, but the good news is that we are out of drought for the first time in 7 years... We're very thankful for that.
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We are towing a 2015 Chevy Sonic. It has been a great option for us. It is an automatic and tows 4 down with only one minor modification. The towing specs call for you to remove a fuse each time you want to pull it to preserve the battery. We had the dealer add a charging line from the seven pin connector so now we can leave the fuse in.
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We just bought our Seneca, and haven't been out in it yet. But my toad is a 2006 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon. I have towed it a short distance to check out the towing setup, lights, etc. Works great. Jeeps are made to be towed.

Mine is a manual trans. Transfer case in neutral, trans in any forward gear, key between lock and on to release the steering column. I added a light harness with diodes to ensure the Jeep obeys the motorhome lights, turn signals, and emerg flashers. Available from etrailer. I also installed a charge line to keep the battery charged, because I have an Even Brake system that applies the Jeep brakes, which requires a connection to the battery.
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