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Old 12-14-2012, 01:10 PM   #15
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To clarify, the ReadyBrute ELITE towbar comes with the ReadyBrake already built in.
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Old 12-14-2012, 04:43 PM   #16
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Blue Ox and SMI (Air Force One or Stay-N-Play Duo). Both companies offer outstanding customer service, which is especially important after the sale.

I own the above combination on my coach.
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Old 12-14-2012, 04:56 PM   #17
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RoadMaster Sterling and RoadMaster BrakeMaster.

There are a lot of good tow bar systems out there and it would be hard to go wrong if you choose one of the major brands.

Selecting your toad braking system is more difficult and more important.

I really like the BrakeMaster but I would also consider the SMI Air Force One. I WOULD NOT consider any toad brake that isn't truly proportional. The only way to get a fully proportional system is to tap your coach's air system and the only way to do that is with the BrakeMaster or SMI systems.

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Demco Tow Bars - The 'Dominator' - YouTube
I'm leaning towards this tow bar at $695.00.Jury is still out as far as a brake system.
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Another vote for Ready Brute Elite. Very Happy.
If you purchase one. Here is a good thread on setting setting up the brake system.
Ready Brute braking problems--Follow-up
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Old 12-14-2012, 08:06 PM   #20
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We have a 2013 CRV and went with Blue Ox tow plate and tow bar. The tow plate is less noticeable on the CRV when not towing. That was one of our criteria.
I researched the auxiliary brake system extensively. I wanted a proportional breaking that would only activate when the RV brakes are applied. I narrowed it down to SMI, in my case the Stan-in-Play Duo, and the Unified Brake system. I went with SMI because the actuating piston is a better fit for the CRV.
In my opinion, and remember I am really new to all of this so take it for what it is worth, the tow bar is not the important part; it's the aux braking system that you should research heavily.
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Ready Brute here as well. Thousands of miles of trouble free safe towing. Easy to install, easy to use and priced right.
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Old 12-15-2012, 12:28 PM   #22
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Elite install

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Hi Rudy. Sorry, I have no wisdom to share. I'm not sure how similar the Liberty and Wrangler are under the hood.
Here's a link to the ReadyBrute Elite installation manual. http://www.readybrake.com/instructions/RB-9050.pdf
Thanks for the Link, Sarah
I'd already read through that.
Since it's "generic", I thought I'd cast about for vehicle specific information by someone who'd already done it.
Thanks again
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Hi, my vote is for the Roadmaster base plate and tow bar of your choice using the correct adapter. Adapter not required if you use the RM tow bar. I am very pleased with the RVi braking system.

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This is a very timely thread. I'm going to be buying a dingy and tow bar soon. I think I'll go with the Ready Brute. I like the simplicity and the price is right. Thanks to all that contributed.
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Roadmaster Falcon All Terrain tow barand base plate as well as a Roadmaster Brakemaster brake system pulling a 2008 Honda CRV. Works great and easy to hook up and unhook.
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