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Towbars, Hitches and Braking Systems for your Toads, etc. Questions, concerns, or suggestions regarding what equipment to use to tow your Toad with are discussed here.

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Old 12-21-2007
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Default Toads and the equipment that you use to tow and brake with

i tow a chevy astro van,its rear wheel drive and i have a remco driveshaft disconnect,i use an M&G brake and one of there tow bars too,its a very cool tow bar that most people have never seen.
i got hooked on astro vans back when i was going to lots of RV shows selling my products,we used the van to haul all our inventory etc.
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Old 12-23-2007
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Randy: We call those "Dustbusters" !

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I tow a 2000 4runner with the Ramco driveshaft disconnect and the M&G air/hydraulic brake system.
I'm considering buying a front wheel drive crossover suv. Can anyone tell about their experience with the Ramco front wheel drive disconnect accessible from the passenger wheel well? Thanks Don 96 wanderlodge
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We have a 5 speed manual PT Cruiser
Its just hook and haul
The only change we made was to get a key cut with no transponder unlocks the wheel but car wont start
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Front wheel drive either takes a disconnect or a transmission lubrication pump. My 93 Toyota Camry has a pump. It's "automatic" in that it runs when the umbilical is plugged in and the coach ignition is on. The downside is that the umbilical connection sometimes isn't reliable, then I get an alarm from a box mounted by the steering wheel, etc. Requires a bit of fiddling (cleaning the pins on the umbilical). I've towed the car about 15,000 miles so far without any problems.

I have an SMI braking system -- it's pretty good.

If I get to a point where I want to replace my current toad, I'll get something that doesn't need a lot of bother to convert to towing. Unfortunately, nearly all the towable (without disconnect or pump) vehicles have pretty poor Consumer Reports reliability ratings.
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that is not true for all cars


Where are they made and what is the quality?
PT Cruisers are manufactured at the Toluca Mexico assembly plant. The owner satisfaction ratings for PT Cruiser are very high. Consumer Reports has rated the PT Cruiser better than average on reliability, and average on satisfaction and depreciation.


this is just one example

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i would also like to have a simple push button toad!
you know,like stevens PT.
or a 4 wheel drive that you just shift into neutral.
i've towed astro vans for many years,and they are fairly simple to tow,but still require a driveshaft disconnect.
We used the astro as an enclosed trailer to haul our "goods" to trade shows, and i aways seem to buy something when on the road that needs to be transported to my home..
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Howdy.
We tow a 2005 Jeep GC that we purchased from Jay Darst. Jack puts the Jeep into 4 wheel drive and we're good to go. We don't have an auxiliary braking system. The miles per gallon are a little too low. Wish there was some way to get better.


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Howdy.
We tow a 2005 Jeep GC that we purchased from Jay Darst. Jack puts the Jeep into 4 wheel drive and we're good to go. We don't have an auxiliary braking system. The miles per gallon are a little too low. Wish there was some way to get better.


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L & J,

How about if I let you tow my enclosed trailer around for a while, then when you go back to towing the JEEP, you will think that you are getting good mileage.

In reality, my trailer weight 8,800# which is not bad considering I'm pulling my whole garage around with me
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L & J,

How about if I let you tow my enclosed trailer around for a while, then when you go back to towing the JEEP, you will think that you are getting good mileage.

In reality, my trailer weight 8,800# which is not bad considering I'm pulling my whole garage around with me
LOL. Miles per gallon of diesel for our house-on-wheels(Wanderlodge) are 6, pulling the Jeep(4800 lbs). The Jeep's miles per gallon of gasoline are 16. We were spoiled rotten by our former toad, a Honda Accord, which gave us about 25 miles per gallon.

I guess the cost of diesel is NOT going to come down below $3.00 per gallon.

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