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Joined
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WA, MT or somewhere else!
RV Year
2018
RV Make
Newmar
RV Model
Mountain Aire 4047
RV Length
40'
TOW/TOAD
2014 Honda CR-V
LadyDi came home with a new 2020 Lincoln Nautilus today and, of course, she wants it set up for towing behind the MADP. Need to start doing my research.

With the 2014 Honda Civic (that we intend to keep), we are using a Roadmaster Sterling All-Terrain tow bar and SMI Air Force One toad braking system. We also use the Roadmaster Tow Defender rock guard. If possible, I'd like to use a similar system with the Nautilus. Is anyone currently using this system on a Nautilus? I believe Roadmaster makes a base plate for it, but am wondering how compatible the SMI AF1 braking unit will be.

Thoughts?

TJ
 
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Nov 14, 2019
Messages
687
Location
Orinda, CA
RV Year
2017
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Newmar
RV Model
Ventana 4002
RV Length
40’10
TOW/TOAD
2015 Jeep Trailhawk
Tell her congratulations. That’s a sweet car. I saw one yesterday on my way south. I always check etrailer for information.

 

Jim

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Location
North Carolina
RV Year
2009
RV Make
Tiffin
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Phaeton QTH
RV Length
40
TOW/TOAD
2016 Jeep Rubicon Hard Rock
LadyDi came home with a new 2020 Lincoln Nautilus today...
I know nothing about the Nautilus so I had to look it up. What a nice car! Congratulations to LadyDi. :)
 
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Jul 27, 2019
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Location
Midlothian, VA
RV Year
2017
RV Make
Newmar
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Ventana 4037
RV Length
40' 10"
TOW/TOAD
2017 Chevy Colorado
Fulltimer
No
Congrats LadyDi!
 
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Location
Glendora, CA
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2019
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Newmar
RV Model
Dutch Star 4369
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43
TOW/TOAD
2017 Ford F-150 Raptor w/AF1 Braking
Nice looking TOAD ya got there!

You're pretty much there, according to eTrailer, who suggests the ROADMASTER BASE PLATES (NOT the Blue Ox), along with the heavier rated Nighthawk.

Assuming you have the AWD version, I'd love to know what the Neutral Tow system is; is it controlled by the Dash Computer?
 
Joined
Nov 2, 2019
Messages
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Location
WA, MT or somewhere else!
RV Year
2018
RV Make
Newmar
RV Model
Mountain Aire 4047
RV Length
40'
TOW/TOAD
2014 Honda CR-V
Assuming you have the AWD version, I'd love to know what the Neutral Tow system is; is it controlled by the Dash Computer?
From reading the owner's manual (about six time so far), it appears to be a manual disconnect system. There is a cable that must be pulled and latched to disable the "Park" function in the transmission. From what I can tell, it completely disconnects the drive train and allows all four wheels of the AWD system to free-wheel. It also requires a battery disconnect to disable the computer and maintain the free-wheel state.

TJ
 
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