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I have a aftermarket hitch on my non tow package 13 with the V6 and towed the same 6x12 without a problem. Max you can tow is 3500lbs.
Where did you install your wiring?
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Old 10-25-2013, 10:35 AM
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Re: V6 laredo towing

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I never thought about what happens in reverse. What does the extra wire activate that can deactivate the plunger?



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I towed a 2,500 lb. sailboat with surge brakes on the trailer over a ten year period. There was no mechanism to deactivate the brake in reverse (perhaps newer rigs have a deactivating device). But, given the weight transfer necessary to activate the brake while moving forward, I can't imagine a backing up scenario that would cause the brakes to be applied on that rig.

Also have a motorhome with a newly built surge brake tow bar for a toad. Same dynamics seem to apply. Despite the fact that backing up with a toad behind a motorhome is discouraged, it can be done when absolutely necessary and without causing the toad brakes to engage.
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So i started making calls to set all this up, and the dealer wanted $400 in parts and labor for installing and flashing the wiring harness.... I called uhaul they charge me $51 after tax. Then again to the dealership they will charge me $90 for just the flashing so my signal lights work.

According to my uhaul confirmation email i will be getting a LED 4 flat vehicle end..
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Ended up buying the Curl harness, plug n play n installed it myself $35
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Re: V6 laredo towing

hope it works ok
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Had a great trip 16mpgs going up to ATL and then a cool 24+ mpgs coming down to Orlando



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Re: V6 laredo towing

This thread has been extremely helpful. I am in the process of moving from Orlando to Dallas, Texas.

When it comes down to it, is it better to get everything done at a Uhaul location or at the dealership.

When I priced it out the Uhaul was $310 installed and the dealership was $400. What would be the final recommendation on getting the hitch and wiring installed?
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To doit yourself, hitch from Autoanything.com about 140 tops, 4 easy bolts you can find an instructional vid on youtube from etrailer.com then same with the wiring 40 bucks and very easy to install. Top spent under 200...

For the hitch get a buddy to help hold it since it was kinda hard doing it on my own, luckly im not that big so i used my feet to hold one side while i bolted the other.
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