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Old 08-26-2012, 05:14 PM   #1
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Towing with a Berk

Does anyone tow a vehicle with their Berkshire. What kind of setup do you have and what do you recommend. Four wheels down or a dolly? We are looking to pull our trailblazer which has the factory neutral drive train. Any input is appreciated.

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Old 08-26-2012, 05:35 PM   #2
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We have a 2011 390RB and went with a Roadmaster Falcon 2 tow bar and 9700 brake. We plan to have two cars set up to tow so the 9800 brake buddy works best for us. If I planed to only have one car set up I would look at the hidden installed units like Air Force 1 or something along those lines. It takes about 5 min to hook everything up and it pulls very nice. I also use the Gaurdian rock guard but not sure I need it. I am towing a Buick Enclave and like your Trailblazer it sets up high enough to miss most of they stones. The set up was 2900 installed with the rock guard.



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Old 08-26-2012, 07:43 PM   #3
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Scott,

I have a blue ox with a patriot brake system. I tow a 2011 Honda CRV. I had the tow installed on the Honda. So far this year I have towed it over 10,000 miles with out any issues. You might want to look at the towing guide for the car model year you have and see if it is towable the way it is set up.

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Old 08-26-2012, 08:48 PM   #4
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We tow a 2010 Honda CRV with a Blue Ox tow bar and Invisbrake brake system.
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Old 08-26-2012, 08:58 PM   #5
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I tow a Ford Flex behind a Berk 390BH-60. I use a blue ox alladin towbar and a break buddy. Setup is very quick and easy, blue os stows well when not in use ... No visible hardware on car.


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Old 08-26-2012, 11:34 PM   #6
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Scokat, I tow a 2011 Chevy Malibu 4 down. We have the Blue Ox Alladin tow bar and use the Brake Buddy Vantage suplimental braking system. Works great.
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Old 08-27-2012, 07:13 AM   #7
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I tow a 2010 Honda Odyssey with a Acme"EZE Tow" Dolly with a Tow Daddy wiring harness for lighting
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Old 08-27-2012, 09:37 AM   #8
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We tow a 2008 Honda CRV 4 wheels down and if not for the rear camera would not even know it was there. We use a brake buddy just to be legal but it rarely kicks on even on high sensitivity setting when we slow down gradually mostly using the engine brake. For the vehicle you tow just make sure to check the owners manual - our CRV tows great but there is a very specific shifting sequence that needs to be followed exactly for putting it into neutral prior to towing so as to not damage the transmission. I would only tow a vehicle that is specified as ok for towing 4 wheels down by the manufacturer.
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Old 08-27-2012, 12:44 PM   #9
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I tow a 2003 Jeep Liberty, Roadmaster All-terrain tow bar with a BrakeBuddy supplemental system. Takes only minutes to set-up and unhook. More convienent for me than using a tow dolly.
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Old 08-27-2012, 03:17 PM   #10
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I tow a Mini Cooper using a Roadmaster set up... Everything works great....
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Old 08-27-2012, 03:45 PM   #11
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We tow a 2012 Jeep Wrangler and 2 dirt bikes. Blue Ox baseplate Blue Ox Aladin tow bar no aux brake. We have towed all through the rockies with no problems. You can't even tell you're towing.
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Old 08-27-2012, 06:50 PM   #12
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We tow my wife's GMC Acadia with the Blue Ox system and it tows like a dream. We have the Brake buddy also and we tow it 4 wheels down. Only down side is that the vehicle accumulates mileage while being pulled because it is not an electronic speedometer.
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Old 08-27-2012, 07:20 PM   #13
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2008 Berk 360SQ towing our new 2012 Honda CRV, Blue Ox, Air Force One, tows like a dream.
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Old 08-27-2012, 10:19 PM   #14
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We have towed a Saturn Vue and now tow a 2012 Jeep 4 dr Wrangler. Use a towmaster tow system. No problems going up hills
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Old 08-29-2012, 07:57 PM   #15
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Old 09-01-2012, 09:33 AM   #16
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I found a used Penske tow dolly for $400 on Craigslist. I ordered new fenders for $200. I was going to get some aluminum wheels but couldn't find any to fit. So I went to Walmart and found some 5 spoke hubcaps. I thing it's the nicest tow dolly I've seen. :-) for only $600.

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Old 09-10-2012, 06:46 PM   #19
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Is the Trailor a pain to store at certain campgrounds? Plus it a dual axle so you can't move it by hand can you?
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Is the Trailor a pain to store at certain campgrounds? Plus it a dual axle so you can't move it by hand can you?
I have a two wheel solely that I use to maneuver it, I try to use pull through sites when I tow.
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