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Old 03-25-2016, 03:52 PM   #51
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We tow a 2007 Mini Cooper S convertible with a Kar Kaddy SS tow dolly. If you have a front wheel drive vehicle a tow dolly is pretty simple with no modification to the car.
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Old 03-26-2016, 06:08 PM   #52
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I have. 2005 jeep unlimited that I would like to tow behind my 2016 Seneca. What brand or type of set up should I be looking for? The brackets that instal on the jeep are they do it yourself type of installation ?
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Old 03-26-2016, 06:14 PM   #53
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We are setting up our 16 Grey Hawk 29MV in preparation to tow a '16 Subaru Forester (manual transmission). Hoping to visit Alaska in Late May/June. And possibly Moab, Zion, Yosemite, and other spots after Alaska. Wait and see .....
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Old 03-26-2016, 07:58 PM   #54
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I have. 2005 jeep unlimited that I would like to tow behind my 2016 Seneca. What brand or type of set up should I be looking for? The brackets that instal on the jeep are they do it yourself type of installation ?
If you would like to use tow bar brackets, any brand will do as long as 1) it matches your tow bar, and 2) the rating is at least the weight of the vehicle, preferably a bit more. Do not get any bracket which simply attaches to the stock factory front bumper with bolts. The factory bumper is just too flimsy. Get one which attaches directly to the frame.

You might also consider an auxiliary brake system, which will apply the Jeep brakes while in moderate deceleration with your foot on the brake, and which will bring the Jeep to a stop in case it breaks completely away from the tow vehicle. As unlikely as that may seem, it happens. And many states require it.

If you do that, you will need to account for the rear Jeep tail, turn signal, and emergency flasher lights, or add separate lights attached magnetically. I wired in a harness to ensure the motorhome light circuit drives the Jeep tail lights and turn signals, and also wired in a battery charge circuit with fuse and circuit breaker, so the motorhome alternator charges the Jeep battery while being towed. Bought nearly everything on Craigslist, so it was reasonable. With one notable exception, which was the wiring harness with diodes, which was purchased at etrailer.com.
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By the way, most frame mounted brackets can be installed at home if you have basic tools. You may need to drill into the frame and install bolts.
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X2 on installing yourself if you have the tools and skills, both the Roadmaster and Blue Ox brackets have very good installation instructions. I have done 5 installs myself over the years and all went very well.

I want to also chime in on the auxiliary braking system. Not only is it prudent, but in most states and provinces it is required due to the weight of most every vehicle suitable for towing. Most states don't differentiate between an actual trailer and a car in tow when it comes to brakes on the the "towed vehicle".

Many variations and opinions on which braking system is best. I use a Roadmaster EvenBrake and have been pleased with its performance. I swap it between my two toads depending on whether the grandkids are with us or not.
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X2 on installing yourself if you have the tools and skills, both the Roadmaster and Blue Ox brackets have very good installation instructions. I have done 5 installs myself over the years and all went very well.

I want to also chime in on the auxiliary braking system. Not only is it prudent, but in most states and provinces it is required due to the weight of most every vehicle suitable for towing. Most states don't differentiate between an actual trailer and a car in tow when it comes to brakes on the the "towed vehicle".

Many variations and opinions on which braking system is best. I use a Roadmaster EvenBrake and have been pleased with its performance. I swap it between my two toads depending on whether the grandkids are with us or not.
I also use the Even Brake. It has worked well so far, and warns if there is any problem. I am confident it will handle an emergency if that were to happen.
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We tow a 2013 Jeep Wrangler with the M & G Braking system. Since the Greyhawk does not have an onboard air compressor, Rhones Travel Trailers installed the available M&G air compressor for gas coaches.

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Just did first 2,000 miles towing our Chevy 1 ton dually crew cab. That puts us at the maximum length of 65 feet. I did find that I felt more at ease of disconnecting before pulling into some camp spots considered pull throughs.
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Well, It's all done Blue Ox Tow Bar, Face Plate, towing wiring, Blue Ox Patriot Brake Box, all set up on a '16 Pearl White Subaru Forester. I think it's looks really nice as a package.

We plan of doing test towing tomorrow. But, our first real tow test is at the end of April headed to Kerrville, TX to meet up with friends.
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