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Old 01-24-2016, 05:05 PM   #41
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Well said, FW28z. Beware when RV and car salespersons say, "Sure, I think you can tow that car with no problems!" Always do your homework.

Motorhome magazine has an annual dinghy guide. Here's the site with previous data, up to 2015: Downloadable Dinghy Guides | MotorHome Magazine
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Old 01-24-2016, 08:19 PM   #42
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Anyone have any experience with something like this as a toad? Super light weight like a motorcycle, super fun, economical, covered trailer tow.
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Old 01-24-2016, 08:40 PM   #43
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Well said, FW28z. Beware when RV and car salespersons say, "Sure, I think you can tow that car with no problems!" Always do your homework.

Motorhome magazine has an annual dinghy guide. Here's the site with previous data, up to 2015: Downloadable Dinghy Guides | MotorHome Magazine
And the car salesmen also - had a Chevy car salesman assure me the aveo could be towed four down - WRONG!!!!! Anything for a sale!
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Old 01-24-2016, 09:50 PM   #44
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Decided to play it safe..

2015 Jeep Wrangler JKU - Willys. 3K miles towed so far, pulls great with Blue Ox Alpha
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Old 01-24-2016, 10:05 PM   #45
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Anyone have any experience with something like this as a toad? Super light weight like a motorcycle, super fun, economical, covered trailer tow.
Fun, just not too practical. That little red thing would be great for beach driving, maybe in town, but it would be scary with the big boys on the road.
We have a friend that towed a SmartCar. With those I'm thinking, OK room for two people, but not two people plus groceries!
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Old 02-04-2016, 11:40 PM   #46
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2006 Saturn VUE, AWD, behind our Thor Tuscany 40KQ. Blue Ox tow plate and tow bar. Brake Buddy Classic. Good thing I have a camera in the back, otherwise I wouldn't know it was back there. Great toad!
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Old 02-05-2016, 12:34 AM   #47
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Old 02-05-2016, 01:55 PM   #48
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Old 02-19-2016, 07:05 PM   #49
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flat towing through NY

We are headed south and will flat tow my toyota corolla through NY for about 60 miles without a seperate braking system Should we unhook the car and drive it through NY?
Please help
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Old 02-19-2016, 10:59 PM   #50
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I tow a 2011 Jeep Wrangler Sport, in gear with transfer case in neutral.
change Sport to Sahara and it's me
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Old 02-20-2016, 01:51 AM   #51
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Old 02-20-2016, 02:18 AM   #52
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We tow a Jeep Patriot with a manual transmission. Shows 3648 miles on the odometer and has over 7000 towed miles.
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Old 02-20-2016, 08:04 PM   #53
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After working with Kia, getting a copy of the Kia Technical Service Bulletin TSB #18, dated September 2007 (Rev 3, 01/14/2015), subject: Recreational Towing Requirements we just picked up our 2016 Kia Soul Manual transmission yesterday.

This will become our Toad down the road. We are researching the modifications needed and trying to get a handle on the costs of what all is needed. Input as to what is needed, preferences and ballpark figures greatly appreciated.


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Old 02-20-2016, 09:03 PM   #54
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... We are researching the modifications needed and trying to get a handle on the costs of what all is needed. Input as to what is needed, preferences and ballpark figures greatly appreciated.
Choice between Blue Ox and Roadmaster - both can work with this..
Shop around for prices... and decide whether you want to install or have it done... (The base plate and a permanent brake system can be some work depending on car/choice...)
Basics are (with links to show some choices):
Base Plate: https://www.etrailer.com/towbar-2016_Kia_Soul.htm
Tow Bar: https://www.etrailer.com/dept-pg-Tow...unt_Style.aspx (I have the Falcon All Terrain)
Brakes and Light Kits: https://www.etrailer.com/dept-pg-Tow...g_Systems.aspx (I have the Invisibrake - permanent install)
Drop Hitch: (just a guess that the Kia will be much lower than motorhome... want a MAX of 3" rise/drop in towbar) https://www.etrailer.com/dept-pg-Acc...h_Adapter.aspx

Misc: Safety chains/cables, locking hitch pin, locks (to replace spring clips if desired)
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Old 02-20-2016, 09:08 PM   #55
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We are headed south and will flat tow my toyota corolla through NY for about 60 miles without a seperate braking system Should we unhook the car and drive it through NY?
Please help
The obvious answer is to add brakes...
Why add the stress of stopping an approx 2800lb (google curb weight) plus whatever is in it as it tries to run into the back of your motor home as you slow from 60+mph...
(a quick search I don't see a NY law for it - but the ticket is yours if I'm wrong... NJ does require them if you are making your way down I-95.)
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Old 02-20-2016, 09:33 PM   #56
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GMC, I appreciate the information.

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Old 03-05-2016, 02:46 PM   #57
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Update: Still winter (but looking at the weather I may be removing the cover next weekend...fingers crossed LOL)
Why am I posting here? Doing my due diligence I had the C-Max weighed to make sure it weighs what Ford says it weighs (something like 3850 according to their website):

Well look at that, within 50 lbs (this is without me in it--I have to get out to be able to jump up and hit the intercom button at the Cat scale! LOL).
That plus the dolly weight is still well under the 5000 lb limit on our Axis.
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Old 04-25-2016, 03:05 AM   #58
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Looking to tow a 2007 Honda CR V . Any ideas on the cost for installation of a Blue Ox base plate and light wiring? We have a 2015 Chateau 28F and want to be gone for awhile. We also have toad a motorcycle trailer but that does not work in the winter!
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Old 04-25-2016, 05:33 AM   #59
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Old 04-26-2016, 12:39 AM   #60
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