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Old 04-21-2018, 07:10 PM   #1
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Flat towing question.

The wife and I just purchased a used 2015 Cadillac SRX and wanting to look at the possibility of flat towing behind a 2014 Itasca Sunstar 35F. Would like to know the cost associated including a brake assist and where to go to get it done. We live in Humble, TX, just north of the Houston city limits
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We dingy-tow our 2014 SRX. No problem, easy setup.
We did a Roadmaster tow system with invisibrake system in the SRX. Happy with it.
Most any RV dealer, or maybe your facvorite repair guy can do the install.
BlueOX also makes a good tow system.
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Old 04-22-2018, 06:38 AM   #3
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Thanks for the response on the SRX. To you remember roughly the expense involved for the set up. Sounds like something that will put a large hole in the budget.
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I have used http://www.smittysrvwelding.com/ Smitty's RV and Welding In Houston, TX for installation of base plates on a 2007 Saturn and a new, when I bought it, 2013 Lincoln MKX. I have referred other MH owners and they have all been satisfied. If it takes more than a day and he has the room he'll let you stay in the RV overnight in the parking lot.

I went with the Blue OX towing and the Air Force 1 for braking. Very happy with both.

Call Smitty first, set up an appointment, ask him what he recommends, get pricing - go for it. He'll order everything.

p.s., look up the price for Blue Ox and the braking system you want, add a few hundred dollars for installation and you'll be near the ball park. Of call Smitty.
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You need to choose the specific towbar and accessories. I think ours was in the neighborhood of $2900 installed. Baseplate ~500, towbar ~500, hitch ~300, invisibrake ~1000 + installation.
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My thanks to you both as that gives me what I need to plan ahead. If it will fit, I will probably use the dolly for this season and plan on doing the 4 down over the course of the winter.
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My thanks to you both as that gives me what I need to plan ahead. If it will fit, I will probably use the dolly for this season and plan on doing the 4 down over the course of the winter.
Don't think dollytowing is allowed/recommended by Cadillac. Better read up on your owners manual.

Although this is on our AWD SRX - not sure what your's is. 2WD is OK on a dolly.
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Will do, and hanks again!
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