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Old 10-05-2013, 08:48 PM   #1
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Best tow bar

I know this may open a big controversy but what do you think is the best tow bar and base plate and why. Going to tow 2014 CRV
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Old 10-05-2013, 09:49 PM   #2
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I don't know that there is a clear answer to that. Like oil everyone will have their opinions. I just scored a used (1 year old) Roadmaster Sterling All Terrain for $295 hardly used. A used lightly Brake Buddy Digital Classic was $250 for our 2013 CR-V. I've added Blue Ox adapters to the tow bar as I prefer the Blue Ox baseplate and attachment method.
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Old 10-05-2013, 10:16 PM   #3
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I don't think there is a one best as everyone's perception will be a little different. Most all will safely do the job. I went with Blue Ox because I liked the removable tabs on the front of the CRV and that the tow bar folds up cleanly on the coach.
There may be others that do the same.
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I don't think there is a one best as everyone's perception will be a little different. Most all will safely do the job. I went with Blue Ox because I liked the removable tabs on the front of the CRV and that the tow bar folds up cleanly on the coach.
There may be others that do the same.
The Blue Ox Aventa came with the MH when I bought it but after using it for a few years and looking at some of the other Ugly Contraptions I have run across, I am convinced Blue Ox is one of the tops in two bars/base plates. Easy to connect/disconnect. Well made.
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i like roadmaster all terrain or falcon 2. it's solid and made with stainless steel.
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If buying a new tow bar, I don't think you will find a better tow bar for the money than a ReadyBrute Elite!
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I have a question for any of you. Maybe I should ask in another forum but here goes. I was looking on Craigslist for a brake system for my 2003 Dodge Ram 1500 4X4 Quad cab. I I happened to find what I thought was a good deal on a Brake Buddy from Roadmaster. I was going to buy the one by Roadmaster that uses your on air from your RV to apply brakes . But thinking this was a good deal and not know awhole alt about any of them I bought this one off Craigslist. I got it home and looking very close and it's not a Brake Buddy but a Brake Pro. So I liked it up on the Internet and find out that it's been discontinued because of the power connection. They now recommend a 20 amp fuse or direct connection to the battery. Which this gentleman did looking at his wiring . His cable was long enough to go all the way to the battery.
So I guess my question would be, is it safe to use and does any of you use it today. I understand safety but why is it that if you dingy tow there has to a brake on your vehicle and if it's on a tow dolly there is none.
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The tow dolly would have brakes.
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I have Blue Ox tow bar and a blue ox base plate on Buick enclave have been very satisfied. Hope this helps.
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Thanks for all the replies I am probably going with the Blue Ox set up.
Talk about bad deals working out in unexpected ways. I got lightly clipped on the right rear of my Civic. Put it in the shop last week and when I went to rent a car they had a 2013 CRV available. The CRV was on my short list to replace the Civic so guess what car I rented. I have decided that I like it better than I thought I would. Nothing like a 6 day test drive. Now looking to find a good deal on one.
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Used the Roadmaster All Terain on my Toyota pickup and found a Blue Ox on Craigslist for my HHR. Both good, although there were some initial problems with the Roadmaster that were fixed on warranty. If you are a Camping World fan they basically handle Roadmaster.

Just as a thought try WWW.Hitchtrader.com for used stuff etc.

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The best tow bar and base plate? It is whatever you choose. The playing field is pretty flat.

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If buying a new tow bar, I don't think you will find a better tow bar for the money than a ReadyBrute Elite!
I'm 100 percent with Easyrider. When you buy the ReadyBrute Elite Tow Bar the brake system for the toad is built into the tow bar & is probably the most trouble free system available.
Check it out on line. Dwight
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