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Old 09-21-2016, 06:13 AM   #41
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Keep in mind that most states require a supplemental braking system on towed vehicles.


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X2 I towed a 3500 lb TT and brakes were required. Not only that there were many times I was very glad I had them.
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Old 09-21-2016, 06:27 AM   #42
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I tow my Jeep with the BlueOx alpha tow bar and the BO Autostop. Works great. Click image for larger version

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Old 09-21-2016, 09:10 AM   #43
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Still not too sure on need for braking system?

It's up to you, but I've never ever used a break system on any CJ, YJ, TJ or JK I've ever flat towed. Ever.
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Old 09-21-2016, 02:21 PM   #44
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It's up to you, but I've never ever used a break system on any CJ, YJ, TJ or JK I've ever flat towed. Ever.
I'm not trying to start a war on words but, Wayne, it's been proven that by not using a supplemental braking system is not only dangerous but, not smart. And in the majority of the states here in the US it's required. I'll bet that big heavy trailer you tow your big heavy Jeep on has either electric or surge brakes from the mfg.. Why do you suppose they have them? SAFETY!!!
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Old 09-21-2016, 03:37 PM   #45
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I'm not trying to start a war on words but, Wayne, it's been proven that by not using a supplemental braking system is not only dangerous but, not smart. And in the majority of the states here in the US it's required. I'll bet that big heavy trailer you tow your big heavy Jeep on has either electric or surge brakes from the mfg.. Why do you suppose they have them? SAFETY!!!

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About brakes

In Minnesota I saw the results of a fishing boat/trailer without brakes jack knifing during a panic stop for a moose on the road. Nobody was hurt but he bent the heck out of the trailer, boat and the back of his pick up, the poor guy had to rent another boat and lost half his vacation getting his trailer welded back together so he could get everything home. This was about a 16 ft boat with an outboard so I'd guess he was less that 2000 lbs.

My toad is under the legal limit for brakes but having seen the damage a little boat could do, I went with a brake buddy.
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Old 10-04-2016, 03:43 PM   #49
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We're towing our '11 Chevy Cruze (manual trans) behind our 30DS and barely notice it back there. Tows very smoothly, haven't noticed a MPG hit either.
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We are towing a 2007 Suzuki grand vatara.. don't know it's there
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