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Hi everyone! I need your input. Last year we purchased a new 2012 Sunseeker 3010 DS. We love it. I bought a KarKaddySS and towed a 2001 PTCruiser. I did not like this setup but it was useable. My wife's car it the dust a few weeks ago and so we did an big search and ended up with a new 2014 Jeep Cherokee Limited.

It can be flat towed. My Coach weighs 13500 fully loaded and the GCWR is 22,000 lbs. My PT plus Kaddy weighed about 3800 lbs the new Jeep will weigh about 4600 lbs.

My buddy gave me a Roadmaster Blackhawk 2 All Terrian tow bar rated at 10000 lbs. I also could tow a Chevy pickup that weighs about 5500 lbs. but I would have to upgrade the hitch.

Ok other than that I'm a babe in the woods. I didn't know the PT was back there, will I know the Jeep is back there?. I hear there is less resistance flat towing versus dolly tow. Is that true?

Which would you tow Chevy, or Jeep? Do I need a supplemental braking system and what would be the best in this case?

What other questions should I be asking?

Thanks for any help.

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I don't think you will notice much difference other than a little less get up and go and perhaps a slight mpg drop due to added weight. Yes, get a aux brake system. I have been using a ready brake for years. Lots of choices to chose from. Never used a tow dolly on my RV, so don't know the difference other than the PIA factor vice four wheels down. Good luck.


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