Good afternoon, we were wondering if anyone with a Vegas had to do any additional work to their rig to prep it to flat tow? We know there is things to do to the vehicle if it's never been flat towed before, just wondering about the rig. TIA
No additional work to tow with a Vegas/Axis, unless you add a coach mounted proportional braking system or a tire pressure monitoring system. We use a screen called Protect a Tow (available on e bay) to keep flying rocks away.
Check the site for Motorhome Magazine's annual dingy towing guide to make sure your car can be towed.
I think we need to stop calling it "working from home" and start calling it "living at work!"
Add the receiver on the coach to things you check on a regular basis. There have been reports of hitch failure, so a visual inspection of the hitch is warranted.
X2. Also check your tow bar and do the required maintenance on it. There are reports of them failing sometimes too. Strongly recommend a high quality braking system for the towed car. No matter how small it is.
The biggest challenge was locating the Brake Control Wire up front, under the driver, to hook up the brake controller. There is a thread here somewhere that gave detailed pictures. If you're paying someone to install the brake controller then you may not have to worry about it.
Once the wire was identified and located along the underside, it was a 15 minute job to splice it into the bundle. Below are the components I went with on our rig.
Blue Ox Base Plate
BrakeBuddy 39530 Stealth Braking Package
Blue Ox Tow Bar