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Old 07-11-2018, 11:16 PM   #1
Brand: Thor Motor Coach
Model: Windsport 29m
State: Florida
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New Toad

Just bought a 2018 Ford Fiesa for a toad. This is our first toad,so now we need to get the hitch thing for the car any sugestions?

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Old 07-12-2018, 12:14 PM   #2
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Model: Vegas 25.2
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First thing first: Did you check to make sure that vehicle is towable? Motohome magazine has a guide for each model year on the web. Some automatics can be towed and not all manuals can be.

Then, you'll need a shop for the baseplate and lights installation. Do some comparison, prices may vary widely. There are two leading companies that make baseplates (for the specific car) and tow bars, Big Ox and Roadmaster. Some shops might give you a better deal on the hardware than you can get buying direct.

You'll also need a braking system, either portable or permanently mounted on the car. All of these topics have been extensively discussed on this and other forums. A search here will keep you busy for hours.

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Old 07-12-2018, 12:25 PM   #3
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Model: ACE 27.1
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Good news: it is towable 4 down! I would go with the Roadmaster EZ4 or EZ5 baseplate. Check out Etrailer for all your towing needs:

Ted & Melinda
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Old 07-12-2018, 01:40 PM   #4
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Roadmaster base plate, Falcon II drawbar, aux brake system of your choice (I like the invisi-brake) and you'll be good to go.
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