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spur0701

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Posted: 10/01/21 08:13am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

New guy here. Have a 2014 Overland that I want to tow behind an RV and am looking for anyone that might have lessons learned or recommendations for tow bar or considerations when getting it installed....or even considerations on towing. Did a search but didn't come with up anything. Am currently looking at https://nsatowbars.com/. Still looking at the exact RV but in any event it will be a larger class C or smaller Class A and the ones we've look at so far have the towing capacity necessary. Any help is appreciated. Thanks!

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Have you confirmed your overland can be towed 4 down? I think it depends on transmission.

When we had our MH we towed our CRV using Ready brute elite tow bars with blue ox base plates. What I loved most about the ready brute elite is that they have an integrated mechanical brake. No need to worry about another brake system and it's cable actuated so less failure or malfunction opportunities.

FWIW, we no longer have our MH and I still have the bars, pins, cables etc I would be willing to sell at a considerable discount. We just don't need them anymore. PM me if interested.


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You might as well buy direct from the manufacture and save some coin. https://www.readybrake.com/store/c2/Aluminum_Tow_Bars.html

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way2roll wrote:

Have you confirmed your overland can be towed 4 down?
X2

Be aware that it's heavy, my 6 cyl is 5,200 lbs. More noticable than our prior CRV.


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CA Traveler wrote:

way2roll wrote:

Have you confirmed your overland can be towed 4 down?
X2

Be aware that it's heavy, my 6 cyl is 5,200 lbs. More noticable than our prior CRV.


I know it's heavy at about 5k lbs, but it's either that or the wife's BMW X5, which weighs the same or more.....or buy something else to tow, which is not out of the question in the future if it's a big issue.

I've confirmed it's towable 4 down.

Thanks for the advice.........

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Spur,

We just recently purchased a 2019 GC Overland. Since I already have a tow bar and a brake box, all I had to do was purchase the base plate and light wiring for the Jeep.

The tow bar I use is the Demco Excali-bar 3 and Demco baseplate. For braking I have been using the RVi-3. I chose these compnents because I also tow a 2008 Chevy Silverado pick-up. I have been more than pleased with all of these components, and have installed them all, including the parts for the Jeep myself. If you have tools and are somewhat handy, the job is not too bad.

For tail light wiring, I purchased kits that allowed me to plug into the systems on the truck and the Jeep without having to splice into any of the factory wires.

If you have any specific questions, let me know...


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Posted: 10/17/21 09:48am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Happy with our system below. If you're handy, there's likely a youtube video on how to install the base plate on the 2014. I also found a video on installing the brake light wiring using the Roadmaster with diodes wiring kit.


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We’ve used several versions of road master tow bars and brackets,


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