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Old 10-09-2016, 02:31 PM   #51
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2014 Ford focus. It has the automatic dct trans. Bought it because it is designed to be towed

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Old 10-09-2016, 02:59 PM   #52
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Old 10-10-2016, 09:44 AM   #53
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I'm considering a Blue Ox system to flat tow a 2 door Wrangler with my 30DS. For those here towing Wranglers, have you installed a braking system? Here in TX the max tow weight is 4,500lbs before it is legally required, but wondering if I should be more concerned with safety than this legal limit? Jeep is approx 4,000lbs.

Is the baseplate an easy DIY install, or requires drilling etc, and best left to a professional? Lastly, does the odometer on the Jeep run while being towed?

We tow our 4,000+ Rubicon behind our 30DS. Never know it is back there, but watch for it via the backup camera just to make sure. We went with an inexpensive braking system which is essentially a surge brake system. You'll need to drill a hole to attach the braking cable to your brake pedal inside the Jeep. Easy setup.

For the front end, we originally had a Roadmaster system with removable towbar attachments. Had a mechanic friend help me install it. It did require a couple drill spots. Found a Blue Ox towbar and converted it to attach to the Roadmaster brackets on the Jeep. Like the Blue Ox system better.
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Old 10-12-2016, 12:35 AM   #54
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2014 FR3 30DS towing a 2014 Honda CRV. Demco tow components with the Unified Tow Braking system. The braking system is permanently installed and includes an electric pump that provides vacuum effectively giving you power brakes on the toad. Also includes a charge line from the RV to the toad battery - never have had an issue with a dead toad battery. The system was a bit pricey to install but well worth it from both a safety and easy toad setup perspective. Have well over 20,000 Km of dragging the CRV behind us having done the Vancouver BC to Palm Springs round trip 3 times so far, 4th scheduled this winter, plus multiple trips to Alberta and back.
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Old 10-21-2016, 07:54 PM   #55
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We tow a 2015 Ford Fiesta that we can flat tow and has been great for two years and about 16000 miles
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Old 10-24-2016, 06:51 AM   #56
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2016 Chevy Equinox, With Blue ox Aventa LX tow bar an base plate, FR3

Equinox 3,500 lbs AWD V6 Automatic trans, Hopkins tail lite wiring plug in adapter.
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Old 10-24-2016, 12:07 PM   #57
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2016 f150

I am towing an 2016 F150 4x4 with my setup. Towed it 6000 miles from Florida, montana, utah, idaho, texas, through the plains and 10K foot up.

Towed great, no problems what so ever except when I forgot to disengage the emergency brake on the f150 and remember a few miles later.

F150 4x4 can be towed all 4 down and does not accumulate miles.

I have the 2016 Fr3 32 ds
Added a Safety Plus (But should have used the Blue OX TruCenter - When towing wants to pull to the left a little adjusting from inside the cabin would have been nice)

F150 comes in at 4950 lbs. I keep the gas down to 1/8 tank to keep weight down. I had 6 people in my RV, Food for 2 month trip and was still 1500+ lbs under GCVWR.
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Old 10-25-2016, 04:02 PM   #58
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It really depends on your plans when you get there. We like finding trails and going off road, so our choice is Jeep Wrangler. They're pretty much made to flat tow, easy to wire, etc.... It's not the most comfortable ride on the road though and the gas mileage suuuuucks. Works for us though.


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Old 10-26-2016, 10:14 AM   #59
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Ditto to 2013 Crv-

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