Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 04-23-2016, 08:05 PM   #1
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Posts: 299
450 ford towing a Jeep Liberty

Been searching the site looking for info. What's the newest systems for setting up brakes and lights looks like blue Ox for towing. cars a auto with 4x4 . 2005 6 cylinder also see they say get dummy key made to unlock steering wheel. Ok any info will help
__________________

__________________
retired on a mountain is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-24-2016, 12:51 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
Hoglou's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 721
Go to etrailer and see if they have a video for your toad. I use blue ox to toad with. The most difficult part is deciding your light setup with or without a toad brake. I use a patriot powered from the jeep battery and keep the toad battery charged from the coach. I pull a fuse so the brake can be controlled by the coach and not the toad. May be someone can chime in about your toad type...
__________________

__________________
Hoglou westGA
KM4HQQ 146.640mhz
L'IL Foot" 2014 Sunseeker 2300
"Harry" the JK toad in the mirror
Hoglou is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-24-2016, 04:39 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Georgia
Posts: 524
I just started towing my Honda CR-V with the Blue Ox setup. I have the base plate, tow bar and the Patriot breaking system. I used a dolly a couple times last year and hope to never go back to those. I love flat towing compared to tow dollies. Check YouTube for videos on the various systems.
__________________
2014 Sunseeker 2860DS
gmacklem is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-24-2016, 07:06 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
JimOneil43's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2014
Location: Eugene, OR
Posts: 377
Towing/braking systems

We just had our (new to us) 2014 Honda CR-V set up for flat towing. We went for the Roadmaster Falcon 2 towbar setup and a SMI DUO Stay-in-Play braking system. Nothing to take in and out every time we tow. Installed a Fusemaster switch so we don't run the battery down. All we have to do is switch on the SMI braking system, flip the Fusemaster switch and go. Should be simple. We will be testing the whole thing out soon as we are driving CR-V to Ohio from Oregon to pick up our new Forester 3051S...will be towing the car back to Oregon, so it should be a good test.
__________________
Retired and loving it...Can't wait to get back on the road!
2017 Forester 3051S ("Farley")
Born April 18, 2016
Toad: 2014 Honda CR-V AWD
GO DUCKS !!
Jim & Diana (and 3 cats)
JimOneil43 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 04-24-2016, 07:18 PM   #5
Senior Member
 
Steeljag's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Central, Fl.
Posts: 1,104
Jim,

I've been awaiting your trip report and experience with RVW .......and you haven't even left yet....LOL !
__________________
2018 Forester 3011DS (Purchased 04/26/17)
2010 Flagstaff 26 RLSS (Sold 05/16)
2012 Ford F-150 Ecoboost, Screw, H/D, 3.73
1930 lbs CCC
2014 Jeep Rubicon JK
Going where the weather suits my clothes.
Steeljag is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-24-2016, 07:39 PM   #6
Senior Member
 
JimOneil43's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2014
Location: Eugene, OR
Posts: 377
Quote:
Originally Posted by steeljag View Post
Jim,

I've been awaiting your trip report and experience with RVW .......and you haven't even left yet....LOL !
Anticipation and waiting is Hell!

This purchase and trip has been in the planning for about 2 years, so unless we have an earthquake, flood, or volcano eruption here in the Northwest, nothing is going to stop us now !! I guess senility could set in though.

Our experience with RVW has been great so far...we'll see how the pick-up and PDI goes, but I'm not expecting any major problems.

Will update our progress when it FINALLY comes to completion.
__________________
Retired and loving it...Can't wait to get back on the road!
2017 Forester 3051S ("Farley")
Born April 18, 2016
Toad: 2014 Honda CR-V AWD
GO DUCKS !!
Jim & Diana (and 3 cats)
JimOneil43 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 04-24-2016, 08:39 PM   #7
the-the-the- The GRINCH!
 
DaGrinch's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Western MD
Posts: 1,245
Quote:
Originally Posted by retired on a mountain View Post
Been searching the site looking for info. What's the newest systems for setting up brakes and lights looks like blue Ox for towing. cars a auto with 4x4 . 2005 6 cylinder also see they say get dummy key made to unlock steering wheel. Ok any info will help
I'm interested in all these things myself. We just bought a 3010DS and will be flat towing a 2006 Liberty. I've looked at a couple different base plates and I like the Blue Ox the best, so far. Seems to be pretty straight forward on the install. Haven't decided on the tow bar or braking system yet.
__________________

"Sunny" the 2017 Sunseeker 3010DS
2006 Jeep Liberty Toad
.... and lovin' life...
DaGrinch is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-25-2016, 02:35 PM   #8
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Florida
Posts: 303
Quote:
Originally Posted by gmacklem View Post
I just started towing my Honda CR-V with the Blue Ox setup. I have the base plate, tow bar and the Patriot breaking system. I used a dolly a couple times last year and hope to never go back to those. I love flat towing compared to tow dollies. Check YouTube for videos on the various systems.
Last month we dolly-towed our Honda Accord 1,500 miles. It towed OK, but the U-Haul dolly did not have brakes - neither surge or electric. This was a one-time tow but I was uncomfortable having to rely on the TV brakes only. TV was/is a F350 SRW diesel. I could have rented a 4-wheel trailer and that would have had trailer brakes. But the rental cost doubled compared to the dolly.
__________________
2013 Flagstaff 8528IKWS, 2006 F-350 6.0L
DickiedooFlagman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-25-2016, 04:36 PM   #9
Retired
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 59
Sunseeker towing Jeep Liberty

We have a 2012 3010DS and tow a 2011 Jeep Liberty. We have a blue ox alpha tow system, SMI Play & Stay brake system. It is so simple, check them out. The Jeep with this brake system you just turn the key to accessory I believe, move gear shift lever to nuetual, push the little button with something like a ink pin, in front of the 4 wheel drive thing (sorry, don't know what you call it) but it is located right in front of the gear shift lever. That takes it out of 4 wheel drive, you can hear it do it. After that put it back in park and take the key out. One important thing, before doing this, make sure you are hooked up to the blue ox, or your car with roll off. We have driven over 18,000 miles with this Jeep hooked up and you don't even know it is back there, even out west in the mountains
__________________
tennlady is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-25-2016, 04:43 PM   #10
Site Team - Lou
 
Herk7769's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: South Eastern PA
Posts: 21,157
Quote:
Originally Posted by tennlady View Post
We have a 2012 3010DS and tow a 2011 Jeep Liberty. We have a blue ox alpha tow system, SMI Play & Stay brake system. It is so simple, check them out. The Jeep with this brake system you just turn the key to accessory I believe, move gear shift lever to nuetual, push the little button with something like a ink pin, in front of the 4 wheel drive thing (sorry, don't know what you call it) but it is located right in front of the gear shift lever. That takes it out of 4 wheel drive, you can hear it do it. After that put it back in park and take the key out. One important thing, before doing this, make sure you are hooked up to the blue ox, or your car with roll off. We have driven over 18,000 miles with this Jeep hooked up and you don't even know it is back there, even out west in the mountains
Is your Liberty transmission auto or manual?
__________________

__________________

Lou and Laura with Bella - German Short Hair Pointer
2008 GMC Sierra 2500HD Crewcab SB Allison Duramax
2010 Flagstaff 8526RLWS - Superglide 3300
HAM CALLSIGN - KC3FFW
Herk7769 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
ford, towing

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




ForestRiverForums.com is not in any way associated with Forest River, Inc. or its associated RV manufacturing divisions.


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:38 PM.