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Old 06-25-2012, 05:16 PM   #1
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Cool Which tow bar and baseplate best for 2012 CRV

Hi everyone...new here to iRV2 but am hoping to get some of your recommendations for outfitting my new 2012 Honda CRV with a tow package. What would you suggest for my 2007 36' Pace Arrow? For a tow bar, we want something reliable, light-weight, easy to connect/disconnect and reasonable price. For baseplate, we obviously want something that requires very minimal or no alteration of vehicle body. I'm reading many positive recommendations for the Falcon All Terrain but would the Falcon 2 work as well for the $$? Are Blue Ox tow bars comparable? Can you have a Roadmaster tow bar with a Blue Ox baseplate? What is the best combination of necessary items? Is it better to buy everything on-line and find a local RV service company to install or just buy everything at my local Camping World and have them install? I don't want to cheap out, but don't want to purchase more product than I really need. We intend to take a few short trips before going out our 6-12 month adventure early next year.

Sorry for all the questions, but in doing much research I've become even more confused as to what I should purchase. Your recommendations/suggestions are appreciated.


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Old 07-15-2012, 07:43 PM   #2
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We used the Blue Ox Aventa with both the CRV (a 2010), then later, our Jeep Wrangler. Very easy to hitch and unhitch... one person can do it and the vehicle can be angled off center as the arms telescope to different lengths. Absolutely sold on the design and ease of use.

Would not think you could use a different baseplate because of the way the Aventa hitch arm connects to the vehicle. But... I could be wrong...

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Old 07-15-2012, 09:10 PM   #3
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We are Blue Ox complete. It has been a long time but when we had ours done it was because it had the least intrusive design for our CR-V. There were other considerations. We have been very happy with the set up which is our second Blue Ox rig.
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Old 07-15-2012, 09:24 PM   #4
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You can use a Blue Ox base plate with a Roadmaster tow bar or v/v but you need the adapters for the ends of either tow bar, depending on which way you decide to go. The adapters run about 70 bucks for two and are very easy to install.
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Old 07-21-2012, 07:27 PM   #5
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We have the big 10K Blue Ox towbar and chains as well as the Blue Ox baseplate that we use on our 2010 CRV. We have towed back and forth and up and down the USA and Canada with no issue. I just don't like to second guess that kind of success.
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