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Old 09-02-2006, 10:15 PM   #11
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i pulled a gmc brigader (a class 8 truck ) with a towbar behind my chevy skoolie that has a 366 and an alison from spingdale ar to tulsa no problem
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Old 09-06-2006, 06:38 AM   #12
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Don't forget to watch your engine/tranny temps when towing, as the additional load may have an effect.
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Old 09-06-2006, 07:43 AM   #13
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I’m installing an automatic transmission cooler on our bus which will help while towing… ... oolers.htm
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Old 09-07-2006, 03:26 PM   #14
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i just pulled an 8K pound trailer to nevada and back. You sure can feel the extra weight in the gas pedal and the brakes!
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Old 09-09-2006, 07:26 PM   #15
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I'm pulling a ~5500lb Blazer to Florida next month...even my big 460 feels the extra weight. It stops pretty well with the Brake Buddy, though.
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Old 09-09-2006, 10:03 PM   #16
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jaraxle, can you tell me more about the brake buddy.

I've heard of it but havn't seen one in person yet.
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The Brake Buddy is the best known unit out there, but there are better alternatives, most of which are cheaper. I think by far the best product for the money is the US GEAR Unified Tow Brake Towed Vehicle Kit

US GEAR Unified Tow Brake Towed Vehicle Kit

Ok, that link above goes to the USG on ebay for around $600... mfgr website list the unit much higher, go figure....
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You might also want to look at the
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Both cost about HALF what the brake buddy cost, both are porportional braking (brake buddy is NOT)... Very much worth looking into!!

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I pulled a 6000 pound pickup from Louisiana to Anchorage, Alaska behind my Thomas - 345 CI - automatic. Worked good, but slow going up the mountains. Be patient. Got 5.6 MPG for the trip.
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Old 12-07-2006, 05:00 PM   #19
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You need to have a solid link between the vehicles (no tow straps) and the pulling vehicle needs to weigh as much as what it's towing.

Vrack out the welder if you want a tow bar big enough.....
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