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Old 08-12-2016, 08:53 AM   #1
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Info on Demco Exali Bar

ive found a deal on an Demco Excali bar with a brake buddy. I know very little about toads and looking for help. HELP!

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Old 08-12-2016, 06:12 PM   #2
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Welcome to iRV2 .

Before you buy anything , do you have a vehicle you're thinking of towing ?
Is it 4 down tow able ?

If you go to this site and enter the vehicle info , you can get info on what you'll need if it is .

Store : Remco

Then if you want to buy the used items visit the Demco site to see if they sell a " base plate " to attach the bars to your vehicle . The bars are only part of the hook up.

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Old 08-15-2016, 05:32 AM   #3
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I have been using a Demco Aluminator tow bar with a Brake Buddy for 15 years.
1998 36ft Country Coach Magna #5499
Gillig chassis with a Detroit series 40
2002 F250 CC 7.3 PSD
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Old 08-15-2016, 09:25 AM   #4
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We have the Demco Excalibar and a Brake Buddy. The Excalibar is all steell and well built. Absolutely no problems in 13 years with ours. I did take the Excalibar apart last year, clean it, install new seal and boots. Was about $40 in parts. Its just like new.
Brake buddy has performed perfectly all this time. Had it looked at last year at a show and it was given a clean bill of health.
Motorhome Magazine has towing guides going back a number of years so you can look up what vehicles can be towed.
You will need a baseplate installed on the vehicle to be towed. They run around $300 for the plate plus labor.
For the Brake Buddy you will want/need the break away switch to put on the toad. They do sell them as a kit. Been a while so I can't tell you the approx $.
If you are handy, the typical baseplate and break away switch can be self installed in 3-5 hours. Last one I did on our Edge took 5 hours. Toughest part was routing the break away switch cable.
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Demco Excali-Bar II and brake buddy Vantage select too...
both work great but if I had to do it all over again, I'd get one with the safety cables mounted internally to the bars...

The coiled cables on mine have gotten "argumentative"
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