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Old 09-14-2018, 12:45 PM   #201
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Here is our Toad. It is a 2016 Kia Soul Manual Transmission. We went with Roadmaster Invisibrake, Roadmaster EZ4 Base Plate, Roadmaster Falcon 2 Tow Bar, Roadmaster 68" Single Hook Saftey Cable, Roadmaster Diode 7-wire to 6-wire Flexo-coil Wire Kit and Roadmaster Universal Hy-Power Diode Wiring Kit. Had it installed, total at $2919.24...our Christmas Present to ourselves.

Have gone on four trips since install, tows great with our Vegas. Last trip was over 400 miles and we got 8.75mpg (down from 9.15mpg without toad). Speed kept to 65mph as a max.


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Old 09-14-2018, 01:28 PM   #202
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2012 CR-V towed behind a 2018 Chateau 31E. Did a 5500 mile trip this summer with this rig.


Blue Ox baseplate
Blue Ox Alpha tow bar
Blue Ox 7 to 6 pin cable
Blue Ox Patriot II brake system
Blue Ox bulb and socket tail light kit
Hopkins towed vehicle battery maintainer
Protect-A-Tow rock guard


Installed it all myself. Parts cost $2400. Nearly half of that was the brake system ($1091).
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Old 09-21-2018, 12:45 AM   #203
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2912 Thor Hurricane 29A towing 12 Jeep Liberty...picked up pre owned blue ox tow bar for 125.00....jeep base plate new for 325.00 on ebay, new emergency cables,etc off ebay, and a ReadyBrake new for 411.00...which is a manual braking system, no electronics or air compressors....have been testing it last couple days...works like a charm and next week off to Boulder City, Nv for the winter........new tires on the MH, and changed all fluids in Jeep......here we go................
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Old 09-21-2018, 05:23 AM   #204
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I tow a 2014 Mazda CX5 on a Tow Master dolly with surge brakes behind my Windsport 29X.
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Old 09-21-2018, 05:42 AM   #205
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My 2014 Hurricane 34J towing my 2017 Ram 1500 crew cab 4X4 Laramie. Blue Ox baseplate, Blue Ox Avail tow bars, Brake Buddy Vantage
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Old 09-21-2018, 12:09 PM   #206
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2017 JK Sierra Unlimited with Blue Ox Avanti tow bar. Super easy with no aftermarket mods. Installed the base plate myself too.
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Old 09-21-2018, 01:15 PM   #207
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Woofwoof, I have the same set up on a Miramar with the exact truck, how's it working out for you?
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Old 09-21-2018, 03:14 PM   #208
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Our 98 Durango 4X4 has been our only towed vehicle behind 3 class A's. Kind of heavy but seats 7, goes off road, and can throw the kayaks on top. Been towing it since we got it. Put the Roadmaster base kits, lights, and M&G engineering brake kit on myself. We have newer, lighter cars, but the Durango works best for us.
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Old 09-21-2018, 03:22 PM   #209
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Suenmike, I love the set up, no problems at all. When we bought our class A we traded in a 5th wheel, I then traded in my 2008 F250 for a 2014 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sahara JKU. Loved the Jeep but I needed a truck back for working around the house, dump runs etc. no complaints towing the Ram, I didnít even notice the Jeep behind the MH, the Ram is a little heavier and I notice it on bumpy roads/bridges a little compared to the Jeep, but still no problems. Getting the itch for a new MH, something a little higher end, but I definitely will be towing the Ram. We like the Miramar and Challengeer, but so far the Tiffin Allegro Open Road seems to be in the lead. We want to keep a bunkhouse. I want to get a couple of year old used DP, still canít convince the wife to get to the $200k number to get what I would like lol.
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Old 09-21-2018, 03:29 PM   #210
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That's great Woofwoof, I have towed the Ram at the most 300 miles with no issues. We are leaving for St. Augustine Fl in two weeks, the entire trip should be about 2,400 miles from NY to Florida and back. Good Luck motorhome shopping and thanks for the information.
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Old 09-21-2018, 03:33 PM   #211
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Have a great trip suenmike. I bought the truck in Jan of 17 and have towed it probably 2-3000 miles so far. You’ll have no problems towing it at all.
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Old 09-21-2018, 10:58 PM   #212
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Old 09-21-2018, 11:22 PM   #213
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Old 09-22-2018, 01:43 AM   #214
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Old 10-26-2018, 12:50 AM   #215
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After towing our 2011 Miata nearly 15,000 miles, and our 2002 even more before that, we just bought a second vehicle to tow. It's a 2011 Lincoln MKX, now waiting for me to find a baseplate for it. (Same baseplate as a Ford Edge.) I have a second Unified Tow Brake ready to install.

We love our Miata and will keep it, but our future travel plans require a vehicle that can accommodate 3 or 4 people and handle gravel roads. We're keeping the Miata, but I do have a baseplate for a 96-02 Miata to sell.
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Old 10-26-2018, 01:23 AM   #216
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Old 10-27-2018, 01:19 AM   #217
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That pic from JusJay looks great, but it looks like it's ready to launch!

There has been discussion here about how to get photos turned. "Preview" is your friend!
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Old 10-28-2018, 03:22 PM   #218
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2016 Ford Focus with automatic transmission can be flat towed; we went with the Roadmaster Invisibrake, Blue Ox Base Plate and Blue Ox Acclaim Tow Bar.
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Old 10-28-2018, 04:11 PM   #219
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We tow our 2014 Focus w/auto trans. Barely now it's back there.
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Old 11-05-2018, 07:56 PM   #220
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Here's the Yoda Toad

2015 Hurricane 27K with a 2017 Ford Focus as the Toad...

We went ALL Blue Ox: Alpha tow bar, base-plate and PatriotII Brake system. Successfully completed almost 10K uneventful miles this Summer, towing our Toad - 2 major trips: MA to upstate NY and MA to TX, FL & SC ...!!!

Our Focus has the Auto transmission, which is actually a 'manual' auto. After doing much researching and reading on various RV Forums, I followed Ford Owners manual by installing a Battery Switch to disconnect the Negative, brought 12v ckt. back from RV to power the aux brake controller and installed new LED's for brake / turn signals in each tail-lite, also powered by RV.

Being a career engineer, record keeping is an every day habit.

Gas mileage previous years with nothing in tow - 8.0mpg... And this year (2018) with Ford Focus in tow - 7.1mpg. Not a terrible reduction, IMHO, as we spent some bucks other years, renting a car, when we were staying for a week or so.

All-in-all , for us, a Toad is the way to go...!!!
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