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Old 11-12-2014, 04:44 AM   #1
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Best tow bar

Just got a new 2014 fiat 500L weight 3100 pounds what is the best tow bar and plate for it. It has a 6 speed standard

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Old 11-12-2014, 05:53 AM   #2
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Asking for the best of anything is like asking what is the best color or best flavor of ice cream.

Most people have only tried one or maybe two different tow bars so they have no baseline for comparison. I've owned three (again no real baseline) but my favorite tow bar is the ready brute. It never binds and is lightweight and simple to use. As far as baseplates go I like blue OX. They have great instructions and are mostly hidden on your car.

If you want to get a fun discussion going just ask about the best braking system :wink:

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Old 11-12-2014, 06:11 AM   #3
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I also like RV Tow bars with Integrated ReadyBrake Surge Brake, Standard TowBars - NSA RV Products. I have had several people comment that they wish there towbar setup was as easy as our's is.
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Old 11-12-2014, 06:22 AM   #4
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Just used our new Blue Ox tow bar and it was very easy to hook up and unhook. Very pleased with it....
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Old 11-12-2014, 07:38 AM   #5
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I'm also towing a Fiat using a ReadyBrute/ReadyBrake system. Very happy with the tow bar and brake system however the ReadyBrake system is difficult to install on the Fiat.
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Old 11-13-2014, 06:15 AM   #6
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i don't have experience other than roadmaster falcon all terrain. it is easy to hook up and built solid.
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Old 11-13-2014, 04:19 PM   #7
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It all depends on what you want your tow bar to do. I wanted the built in surge brake in the ReadyBrute, so for me that was the one! But if you don't want the surge brake a different tow bar may be the one for you, though the ReadyBrute is available without the surge brake and from what I understand is a very good tow bar. It's relatively light being made of aluminum yet has a 8000lb. weight rating.
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Old 11-13-2014, 07:04 PM   #8
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I own a Roadmaster Blackhawk 10,000 lb tow bar. Based on my experience with this tow bar and the company, the next time I will buy something else.


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