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Hello!

I would like to flat tow my Cherokee XJ behind the Ascent. I have two questions

1) Is anybody else using Ascent to flat tow? If you are, do you have any tips/dos/don'ts that you would like to share?
2) What is the best way to brake the toad itself without it pushing the Ascent to a stop?

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Flat towing requires both the front hitch bars on the target vehicle as well as the proper hookups to make the brakes functional on the same. In almost every state or provence, you must have functional brakes on the towed load above 3000 lbs legally. And Subaru requires them for anything north of 1000 lbs being towed. IE, you need the modifications to the XJ to make the brakes work when brakes are applied on the Ascent.
You are right about the legal requirements. Here in CA it is only 1500. I was asking as if it is an option. It is not and I don't know why I asked :)

Coming to the vehicles themselves, are there other problems given there won't be any weight on the hitch and the fact that the Cherokee weights ~4200 lb?

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