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Old 03-30-2014, 10:25 AM   #1
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fiat 500 toad on a Sunseeker 2300 chevy

I'm considering purchasing a Fiat 500 standard transmission to flat tow behind my 2012 Sunseeker 2300. I've checked weight and fiat 500's support flat tow with standard transmission.

I'm looking for advice for purchasing tow bars, base plates, wiring and braking systems. I will need a system that works completely and easily with a one person operation.

Also, who does the installation of the parts? I haven't asked the Fiat dealer yet. Please don't recommend Camping World because I will not do business with them.

Any advice/comments are welcome. Thanks!
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I use a local, 50 miles, for ALL my work. Had them recommend a system to meet my needs
Start there and research.
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Old 03-30-2014, 02:45 PM   #3
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Afraid Camping World is my local. I'm in Fayetteville, NC.
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I'm considering purchasing a Fiat 500 standard transmission to flat tow behind my 2012 Sunseeker 2300. I've checked weight and fiat 500's support flat tow with standard transmission.

I'm looking for advice for purchasing tow bars, base plates, wiring and braking systems. I will need a system that works completely and easily with a one person operation.

Also, who does the installation of the parts? I haven't asked the Fiat dealer yet. Please don't recommend Camping World because I will not do business with them.

Any advice/comments are welcome. Thanks!
You can save alot of cash if you are handy and have a medium set of mechanics tools. Full directions are furnished with the bracket. Helps to have a garage and work bench and a lot of patience. I myself have done 7, none easy but not terriblely difficult. Biggest problem ia the entire front end comes off as step one...
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Old 03-30-2014, 02:51 PM   #5
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Afraid Camping World is my local. I'm in Fayetteville, NC.
How about a local body repair shop?
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Old 03-30-2014, 02:57 PM   #6
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Was wondering about a uhaul shop. Do they usually do quality work?
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I've been looking at Blue Ox and Roadmaster for brands. Any preferences?
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Google RV repairs. There has to be someone besides CW in your area.
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Several threads with comments about the Blue Ox set up.

https://www.google.com/search?q=blue...iverforums.com
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Tow systems come with MH mounted or Toad mounted. The toad mount are much cheaper but much heavier normally. MH mount are alum alloy, lighter and much more expensive. Either brand is similar, look for sale as a kit. Evaluatebboth cost and weight, the steel A frames are not easy to install each trip.
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