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Old 10-01-2014, 08:40 PM   #1
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New Toad for our Berk

We just had a baseplate and tow wiring installed in our new Ford Flex. I purchased a SMI Delta Force brake unit - super easy setup and it did seem to work well as there was no 'push' when stopping. Using a Blue Ox Aventa we towed the car home about 30 miles on local roads and highways, flat and hilly terrain. The coach performed excellent with the only thing I noticed was it stayed in 4th and 5th gear longer (to be expected with a 4800lb car). The car tracked perfectly and was super easy to prep for towing. There is a remote display unit for the Delta Force,with antenna, that is supposed to show brake activation and force. It would not/could not establish a link to the brake unit so only knew it was working by feel. Will relocate antenna, etc. to get it working. So far very pleased with the whole setup.


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Old 10-01-2014, 09:47 PM   #2
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Just out of curiosity do you have a 40 or 60. I tow a Ford Flex with my 390BH -60 and almost never drop into 4th gear. On the flats almost always in 6th gear
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Old 10-01-2014, 09:47 PM   #3
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I'm glad everything worked out good. Happy travels!
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Old 10-01-2014, 11:42 PM   #4
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Lefaivre: I have the 60 but there were some decent hills to climb. It did go to 6th on the flats, just noticed that it took a little longer getting there. This was my first time towing a car with the coach so I was hyper attentive to everything (DW was a nervous wreck). All worked out well though and loving the Flex!
Cajun: thanks for the kind words. It will be nice having a car for this year's snowbird trip!


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Old 10-03-2014, 10:18 AM   #5
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Just out of curiosity do you have a 40 or 60. I tow a Ford Flex with my 390BH -60 and almost never drop into 4th gear. On the flats almost always in 6th gear

I also have 360HP and tow a F-150 and at most highway speeds I am in 6th gear.
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We too have a 360 hp and we tow Ram 1500 and no problem doing highway speed.


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