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Old 12-08-2016, 12:40 PM   #1
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I'm looking for input about tow bars and base plates. Blue Ox and RoadMaster seem to be the two most often used . Any suggestions or recommendations would be appreciated. Thanks in Advance
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Old 12-08-2016, 01:27 PM   #2
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Hi All,
I'm looking for input about tow bars and base plates. Blue Ox and RoadMaster seem to be the two most often used . Any suggestions or recommendations would be appreciated. Thanks in Advance
I'm on my second Blue Ox and am very pleased with the product and the customer service. We had our second hitch installed in Pender, NE at the factory. They were very courteous, gave us a full hook-up site. It was a great experience.

I've watched others struggle with their hitches, ours works every time very simply for hooking up or taking off the motorhome. My vote is for Blue Ox. One word of caution, at the factory, they put the base plate on in less than an hour. A dealer in Rapid City, SD wanted 6 hours labor at $99/hr to install the baseplate..(scam)......
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Old 12-08-2016, 01:30 PM   #3
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I've used nothing but RoadMaster for years, still have my original Sterling Classic bar too.
I've seen several post on Blue Ox bars breaking too. There was one about a month ago on this forum. Seems the knuckle breaks off.
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Old 12-08-2016, 01:38 PM   #4
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I run a Demco bar and Base plate. Works flawlessly and has for at least 5 years now. Just as easy to set up as the others. I worked for a company that used Roadmaster products, great bar also. I have no Blue Ox experience other than a friend that wore his out in 20,000 miles and it had to be rebuilt.
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Old 12-08-2016, 03:14 PM   #5
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2 years and 3000 miles on my Blue OX setup for my jeep wrangler and couldn't be happier.
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Old 12-08-2016, 04:13 PM   #6
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I'm looking for input about tow bars and base plates. Blue Ox and RoadMaster seem to be the two most often used . Any suggestions or recommendations would be appreciated. Thanks in Advance
I have used Blueox baseplate and Aventa 10,000 Lb tow bar on two different vehicles along with the Blueox Patriot braking system.
The product works as advertised and I have no complaints. Like any other piece of towing equipment, it must be inspected and maintained to prevent a failure.
The thing I like about Blueox is that it is very simple to hook up and disconnect. I have had to unhook a couple of times in a full locked turn and did so with ease.
The connection is very inconspicuous when not in use.

Good product.
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11 years is towing with a Blue Ox Aventa tow bar. Attachment of the adapters to the base plate are a lot easier than the other baseplates I have seen.
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Old 12-08-2016, 10:31 PM   #8
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Years with a Roadmaster, great product. Have had this tow bar for 15 years and 3 rigs. When I had it transferred to my new car the tech told me that in his opinion these were the best.
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Old 12-08-2016, 10:53 PM   #9
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Been using a Roadmaster for 15 years and still works like new.
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I'll also recommend Roadmaster. I've used a Sterling Allterrain since 2008 on our Jeep Liberty. I did have it serviced one time - svc tech replaced nylon washers and inspected unit.
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Old 12-09-2016, 07:34 AM   #11
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I don't think you would go wrong with either one. I have been towing with my BlueOX Aventa for over 6 years with no issues. I have friends that have roadmasters and feel the same. If I remember correctly, I went with Blue Ox because it got a better price. Both are rock solid.
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One more vote for Roadmaster. I have a Blackhawk II (10,000 lb) bar which has been very easy to connect & disconnect. I've been very impressed with the company service people who have helped me with different base plates & I've had quite a few. So far I've been able to install the base plates on each vehicle i've towed.
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Flat Towing Question

Thanks to all who posted a reply to my question. Sounds like either setup is solid. Thanks again and best wishes for the holidays
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Old 12-09-2016, 04:08 PM   #14
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I have looked at Blue Ox, Roadmaster, Ready bruite (See note) and Democo among others, Near as I can tell all of 'em are well built. I've heard very few complaints that are NOT the result of operator errors and those seem to be spread about. I know Blue ox and Remoco have good customer service.. I have blue ox.. why, beacause that's what my dealer carried.. And frankly with one exception that is my recommendation, whatever the dealer you trust carries.. (The one I trust now carries 4 different brands).

The one exception: You really should have a aux braking system, Depending on your lifestly the Ready Brake looks very interesting, however in some cases I do not recommend it.. The Ready Brute optionally comes with teh Ready Brake (They make a version for blue ox too, and Blue Ox has a compting product)

Here is how to tell if it's for you ... IS your car (or do you have one) that is more than 5 years old? Does the Parking / emergency brake work properly is is the cable sized up. If siezed up Ready brake is not for you, Same kind of cable is used.
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