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Old 06-05-2015, 11:22 PM   #21
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Just got a "used" 2015 Axis 24.1, with 1600 miles on it-- don't think it's nearly broken in yet.
My car is a Jeep Grand Cherokee (2012) Overland which is supposedly 4600-4850 lbs. When towing, it feels like there's a lot of extra movement back there (I used to pull this Jeep with a Bounder 36U, never even noticed it was there.)
Is this car too heavy for the motorhome?
I put a Trac bar on mine and the rear movement went away. It was quite amplified when tugging a toad. YMMV
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Old 02-27-2019, 08:44 PM   #22
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I just placed the order for my Blue Ox Alpha Tow Bar, Base Plate and SMI Duo Stay and Play breaking system. I couldn't tow my BMW X3 ..... so, I purchased a 2019 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk to tow and traded in my BMW for a Mini Cooper S convertible ( ya gotta have some fun ). As soon as the parts come in, I'll get the jeep hooked up.
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Old 02-27-2019, 10:42 PM   #23
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I just placed the order for my Blue Ox Alpha Tow Bar, Base Plate and SMI Duo Stay and Play breaking system. I couldn't tow my BMW X3 ..... so, I purchased a 2019 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk to tow and traded in my BMW for a Mini Cooper S convertible ( ya gotta have some fun ). As soon as the parts come in, I'll get the jeep hooked up.


I havenít selected my tow bar yet and am curious why you chose the Alpha over the lighter weight Ascent?
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Old 02-28-2019, 01:12 AM   #24
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I havenít selected my tow bar yet and am curious why you chose the Alpha over the lighter weight Ascent?


Itís one of the ones I looked at , seems like a lot of alpha users here that are happy. Plus, that was recommended at hitch place I went.
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Old 02-28-2019, 02:00 AM   #25
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We now tow a 2014 Ford Escape on the EZE-Tow Acme Dolly:

So far we've pulled this combination (it totals a shade under 4000 lbs) for 400 miles. There are times when I do notice it back there, but not often.
Because Iím still working at 64, I only pull a toad when I plan an extended business trip

I pull a Toyota Prius on a Demco dolly
Prius weighs 2,900# + 450# dolly
So total tow weight is 3400#

I have the E450 chassis

Works great as long as I donít get into a situation where I need to back up
So I am always thinking 2 steps ahead
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Old 02-28-2019, 02:22 AM   #26
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Because Iím still working at 64, I only pull a toad when I plan an extended business trip

I pull a Toyota Prius on a Demco dolly
Prius weighs 2,900# + 450# dolly
So total tow weight is 3400#

I have the E450 chassis

Works great as long as I donít get into a situation where I need to back up
So I am always thinking 2 steps ahead
Been a while since I posted that. We've towed the Escape, a C-Max, and a Bolt on the ACME dolly without issue.
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Old 02-28-2019, 02:15 PM   #27
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Itís one of the ones I looked at , seems like a lot of alpha users here that are happy. Plus, that was recommended at hitch place I went.


Thank you. Itís cheaper too!
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Old 03-11-2019, 09:12 PM   #28
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We towed a 2003 Jeep Grand Cherokee from Tampa, FL to Alaska and back (14k miles) without any problems.
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Old 03-11-2019, 09:13 PM   #29
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We towed a 2003 Jeep Grand Cherokee from Tampa, FL to Alaska and back (14k miles) without any problems.


I forgot we were driving a 2015 Vegas 25.2.
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Old 03-14-2019, 10:11 PM   #30
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Which baseplate and tow bar do you use? I am thinking about owing a 2018 Subaru Forester manual transmission.
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Old 03-15-2019, 12:28 AM   #31
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I noticed on other websites ďtow-readyĒ vehicles available for sale
With all the gear installed, $1500 worth of tow gear

That may be the route I go when Iím ready to do ďfour-downĒ

But for now...a decent, used tow dolly can be had for under $1,000. So thatís what I did
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Old 03-15-2019, 02:47 AM   #32
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Donít know the fellow or his stuff but there is a guy selling his toad (Ford Focus) all set up and also his tow bar and brake system on the classified page. If Iíd not just bought my stuff Iíd be looking into it. Just sayin
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Old 06-09-2019, 05:03 PM   #33
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I just placed the order for my Blue Ox Alpha Tow Bar, Base Plate and SMI Duo Stay and Play breaking system. I couldn't tow my BMW X3 ..... so, I purchased a 2019 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk to tow and traded in my BMW for a Mini Cooper S convertible ( ya gotta have some fun ). As soon as the parts come in, I'll get the jeep hooked up.


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All hooked up and ready to take on trips. Works great.
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Old 06-10-2019, 04:17 AM   #34
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Good looking set up. tommyp. We tow a 19 Cherokee Trailhawk as well behind our ACE 27.2. The DW hated loosing the front red recovery hooks! You will enjoy the Trailhawk very capable vehicle on and off road.
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Old 06-10-2019, 06:14 PM   #35
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I had a welder attach the "Red Hooks" to an extra set of locking pins.
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Old 06-10-2019, 07:42 PM   #36
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All hooked up and ready to take on trips. Works great.
Spaghetti cable wars ... FWIW... I coil the safety cable around the bars and leave them that way. Fast easy hitch duties.
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Old 10-24-2020, 02:57 AM   #37
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Hello, we bought this 2017 Axis 25.3 with the Roadmaster towing system in place just 8 weeks ago. How can I use it to hook up to a 2020 Hyundai Tucson? The seller sold it for her deceased father and had no idea how to use it. So it just rides attached to the back of the RUV and we haven't used it yet. It appears we have to take "things" off the Tucson to tow it.....Ideas/suggestions....
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Old 10-24-2020, 03:21 AM   #38
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Hello, we bought this 2017 Axis 25.3 with the Roadmaster towing system in place just 8 weeks ago. How can I use it to hook up to a 2020 Hyundai Tucson? The seller sold it for her deceased father and had no idea how to use it. So it just rides attached to the back of the RUV and we haven't used it yet. It appears we have to take "things" off the Tucson to tow it.....Ideas/suggestions....
First off you will need to check the owners manual and see if the Tucson is towable 4 wheels down.
I don't see it listed in the 2020 Good Sam Dinghy Towing Guide. The Guide is a good reference point to start a search for a "toad" but it is a guide. The final say so on 4 down towable will be found in the Manufacturers owners manual.
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Old 10-24-2020, 03:28 AM   #39
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Hello, we bought this 2017 Axis 25.3 with the Roadmaster towing system in place just 8 weeks ago. How can I use it to hook up to a 2020 Hyundai Tucson? The seller sold it for her deceased father and had no idea how to use it. So it just rides attached to the back of the RUV and we haven't used it yet. It appears we have to take "things" off the Tucson to tow it.....Ideas/suggestions....
I don't see any Hyundais in the 2020 Dinghy Towing Guide. I assume the "Roadmaster Towing System" is just the tow bar and you already owned the Hyundai and want to tow it? To flat tow any vehicle it has to be approved to be flat towed by the vehicle manufacturer and have a baseplate installed to attach to the tow bar as well as a lighting system and brake system. The tow bar is just one part of a full system.
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Old 10-24-2020, 03:49 AM   #40
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If your existing car canít be towed with its wheels on the ground and if you really need to bring a car your choices are to purchase a car that can be towed or use a trailer or a dolly for the car you have. If the latter you wonít use the equipment on your RV, just a normal hitch ball. If the former youíll need to set up your new car for towing. This involves having a base plate added, lights and a braking system. All of which can cost anywhere from $1500 - $4000 depending on whether you can do some of the work yourself. Towing is pretty easy and can be very useful but itís a serious thing and you need to find a good shop or fellow camper to assist.
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