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Old 05-09-2018, 01:52 AM   #21
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This is what we tow a 2017 Honda Civic. Pretty simple and has electric brakes.
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Old 05-09-2018, 11:22 AM   #22
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Also pull a dolly think it's the best way to go but I've actually seen people load cars on dollies and they don't bother to hook the safety chains up
Our Master Tow didn't come with safety chains. We have traveled across the country and back a few times and have never used safety chains. I get that they are a good idea, but they aren't mandatory. We also stop often to check our tow straps and leave the rear view camera on so we can see our toad.
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Old 05-09-2018, 06:13 PM   #23
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I currently have a 4-pin on the rig. It is internally wired for a 7-pin, and I have the harness for that. I have towed/pulled just about anything you can imagine. Except a tow dolly. I think you are correct about the electric brakes. I see a possible headache there. On my TTs and heavy utility trailers I always had to set the controller exactly right for the different weights. Being a cheapskate and not wanting to install the controller and make adjustments I was considering the surge brake versions. But I have never pulled anything with surge brakes. I suppose it could be an extra assist along with the engine braking on steep and long grades.
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How much does your Master Tow weigh unloaded?
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Ours weighs 450 lbs. unloaded.
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If you ever have to back up on a slight incline...even just for a few feet...surge brakes will lock up as they will function just as if they think the trailer is coming forward. You can go back and insert a locking pin but it's a pain in the keister. Go electric if you have the choice.
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If you ever have to back up on a slight incline...even just for a few feet...surge brakes will lock up as they will function just as if they think the trailer is coming forward. You can go back and insert a locking pin but it's a pain in the keister. Go electric if you have the choice.
That is really a non-issue given that you can't really back up with a toad (dolly or not) anyway.
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This is a concern I had with surge brakes
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Well...it's not something you would WANT to do. But with experience it can be done.
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We have surge brakes and backing up CAN be done, depending on the circumstances, for a few feet anyway. However, I don't recommend it unless you REALLY know what you are doing as it is very easy to put a lot of stress on the toad and the dolly if things are not perfectly aligned. Most of the time that I have wanted to back up, I couldn't (pulling into a gas station, going down a dead end road, etc.) so we just unhooked and did what needed to be done.

Even with a toad 4 down, you really shouldn't back up. The tow bars aren't really engineered for that direction of travel and depending on the steering of the toad, you can do some damage to the front end.
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