Go Back   iRV2 Forums > MOTORHOME FORUMS > Toads and Motorhome Related Towing
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 11-27-2010, 09:32 PM   #1
Don_Monaco's Avatar
Monaco Owners Club
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Parker
Posts: 30
best method to pull 2011 jeep with gas 35 monaco monarch

Greetings All:

I just spent 2 hours reading combing towing forums and still not where I need to be with information. I bought a 2011 Jeep Wrangler sport today. I have read about someone spending 3k to get out the door. I can't do that. Camping World had a tow arm on sale for 600. Can you tell me what else I need. My understanding is tow arm, breastplate, light kit, brake kit (optional), and install. is it possible to get all this for say 1500. I live in Denver and will probably go to Camping World and have them install.

Don_Monaco is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 11-27-2010, 11:41 PM   #2
Senior Member
bdpreece's Avatar
Monaco Owners Club
Join Date: Mar 2000
Location: Woodburn Oregon USA
Posts: 2,342
If you have time you can search on Craig's List for a Roadmaster Stowmaster 5000 tow bar which you should be able to pick up for somewhere between $100 and $250. You then purchase the base plates from Camping World and have them install them along with the light package. Having an aux brake system is a personal decision but I recommend getting one but again you can find them used on Craig's list.

Brian, Loretta & Daisy (Golden Retriever)
2008 Holiday Rambler Endeavor 40 PDQ , ISL 400
2014 Ford Explorer toad
bdpreece is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-28-2010, 09:03 AM   #3
Senior Member
Rick 2005 Dolphin 5376's Avatar
National RV Owners Club
Workhorse Chassis Owner
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: San Jose, Ca.
Posts: 1,215
We use the Ready Brute /Ready Brake Tow bar and aux braking system. I did all the labor my self. A brief break down of cost.
$900 for the tow bar and braking setup.
$175 for a set of Roadmaster 1428 brackets (found on eBay)
$110 for the Demco Adapter (From Ready Brute)
$60 for a roadmaster coil cord for lights
$100 for a Cooltech LLC wiring harness for the jeep.
One day's worth of labor
As you can see a proper toad setup need not cost $3000. I think the totals for mine was well under $1500 and a little supplied labor if you can twist a wrench or two. There isn't really much to install it. Take you time and ask a friend for help if you need.

Rick and Julia
2005 Dolphin 5376, W24, Solid Body Paint, Koni FSD's
2007 Wrangler Unlimited....it follows us everywhere.
Rick 2005 Dolphin 5376 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-03-2010, 09:52 AM   #4
Community Administrator
JohnRR's Avatar

Fleetwood Owners Club
Workhorse Chassis Owner
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Marquette, Michigan "Da UP"
Posts: 14,798
Towing the weight of the Jeep, living in Colorado, and towing with a gas unit makes a combination that just screams to have axillary braking, it's just not an option for safety's sake.
John & Cathy R.
06 Pace Arrow 38L W24
08 Lincoln MKX AWD
See My RV Upgrades
JohnRR is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-03-2010, 09:27 PM   #5
Senior Member
Vegasdan's Avatar
National RV Owners Club
Freightliner Owners Club
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 1,873
You spent over 20K for the new Jeep, your safety and the safety of others should be worth something. Get a brake. Check on www.hitchtrader.com. I bought several things there for my Wrangler and saved hundreds.
2001 National Tradewinds 7370 300 Cat
2011 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sport
Officially fulltiming. The Journey Begins
Vegasdan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-06-2010, 06:27 PM   #6
Don_Monaco's Avatar
Monaco Owners Club
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Parker
Posts: 30
Hi Everyone:
Thanks so much for your response. I have found methods of better pricing than what I orig found thanks to everyone's responsed. I do agree with the brake to be safe.

Love this site.
Don_Monaco is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-14-2011, 06:41 PM   #7
Moderator Emeritus
TXiceman's Avatar

Vintage RV Owners Club
Texas Boomers Club
Oklahoma Boomers Club
Ford Super Duty Owner
Join Date: Aug 2000
Location: Full Time, TX Home Base
Posts: 17,139
Blog Entries: 21
Don, as an engineer, I highly recommend auxiliary brakes for the dinghy as well as a break away system. Since you have a gas chassis, more than likely it has a towing limit of 1500# without adding brakes on the towed load.

The brakes on the dinghy may only stop you 12" shorter, but if you did not have them, it may make a difference of 1" between having an accident and not having one.

Amateur Radio Operator (KE5DFR)|Full-Time! - 2012 6.7L Ford Crew Cab Dually -2013 HitchHiker Champagne 38RLRSB - Travel with one Standard Schnauzer and one small Timneh African Gray Parrot
TXiceman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-15-2011, 02:21 PM   #8
Senior Member
Triker56's Avatar
Fleetwood Owners Club
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 3,697
Camping World may have a combo package, tow bar, baseplate, all wiring, cables and install. Ready to tow, but no brake system included. I had mine done there for $1,489

CW will not install anything, that wasn't bought from them.
99 Discovery 34Q ISB
2014 MKS AWD EcoBoost Toad
Fulltime Since "99"
Triker56 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-17-2011, 06:45 AM   #9
Senior Member
Parkerrs's Avatar
Newmar Owners Club
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Dallas, Ga.
Posts: 224
Adventurerv.com is running a sale this month on Blue Ox equipment. I've used them and they are good to deal with.
Tommy Parker
2007 Newmar Kountry Star 3914, ISL400
2001 Jeep Cherokee toad, M&G brake/2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland
Parkerrs is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-17-2011, 07:18 AM   #10
Senior Member
HD4Mark's Avatar
Winnebago Owners Club
Coastal Campers
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Cicero, NY
Posts: 2,746
We found a perfectly good Blue Ox tow bar on Craigslist for $170. As long as nothing is bent or beat up, used is a good way to go. We were lucky to find one with very little use and 1600+ miles so far with NP. Brake system is a Ready Brake and Ready Stop breakaway kit for $600 and something. Installation $0 by yours truly. Toad had the base plate and wiring from previous owner.

DW would love your Jeep though.
Mark & Nancy
2004 Winnebago Vectra 40KD
Shep dog, R.I.P. Kenzie dog Toad 2015 Jeep Wrangler Willys Wheeler
HD4Mark is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-17-2011, 07:40 AM   #11
Senior Member
hardy1000's Avatar
Monaco Owners Club
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 1,251
I use the Blue Ox Aventa and US Unified Tow Brake to tow my Jeep. Also check out SMI and M&G braking systems they are very good. This is the lowest cost for a new Base plate that I found.

Blue OX Baseplate - $335.85
Del & Lori & Millie, (our miniature Aussie) 2007 Diplomat 40PDQ - 2009 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon, US Gear Unified Tow Brake.
hardy1000 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-18-2011, 05:39 PM   #12
Senior Member
scenic route's Avatar
American Coach Owners Club
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 1,666
Ok, it's been almost 2 months Don. Whatjawldo? Inquiring minds...Bob
Jan and Bob

RIP 'Squeaky'
scenic route is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-22-2011, 09:28 AM   #13
Don_Monaco's Avatar
Monaco Owners Club
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Parker
Posts: 30
Greetings All:
Well this is where this saga has led me. I found a Roadmaster Falcon 2 tow bar used on-line but the seller has gone dark. That takes me to the WEB.

At HitchSource I found a Roadmaster MX baseplate for 299.00 plus shipping.
At AdventureRV.net I found a Roadmaster Falcon 2 tow bar for 469.00.

I plan to go to Camping World and hopefully they will install without being too upset I did not purchase from them. but they are waaaaaay more expensive. So I have not done any of this yet wut will before RV season and for me that is May.

Thanks everyone.

ps side point this is the third time I typed all this in due to the fact the terrible Dell notebook mouse decides to move where ever it wants to go and I keep losing everything. Yep I know I can plug an external in and fix the issue but it is my wifes computer. She seems to be ok with it.
Don_Monaco is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-22-2011, 09:38 AM   #14
Senior Member
tncruiser's Avatar
Ford Super Duty Owner
Join Date: May 2009
Location: kingston tn.
Posts: 974
i installed my base plate in about 3 hours very straight forward only 2 holes to drill
for lights i drilled a 15/16 hole in my tail light lens and pressed an 1157 bulb and socket in and wired to a flat 4 connecter works great lighting was less than 20 bux

just liven life in east tn or where ever our
2011 georgetown ,2012 explorer and 02 tbird take us
tncruiser is offline   Reply With Quote

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Monaco RV Debuts New Products at Dealer Congress DriVer RV Industry Press 6 08-12-2010 08:43 PM
Done Deal: Navistar Completes Purchase of Monaco for $47M DriVer RV Industry Press 13 05-12-2010 04:47 PM
Email from Monaco BigSkyBob Monaco Owner's Forum 3 06-10-2009 04:08 PM
Class C towing Jeep Wrangler Gas Mileage Texas Bound Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 6 11-24-2008 07:26 AM
Couch Swap out on Monaco Monarch SE jkoob MH-General Discussions & Problems 5 12-02-2005 12:39 AM

» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 03:54 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.