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Old 12-13-2012, 10:41 AM   #1
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Best Tow Bar and Brake System for Toad

I just purchased a 2013 Honda CRV to two behind a 40 foot motor home. What is the best two bar and brake system? Willing to buy used.

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Old 12-13-2012, 10:51 AM   #2
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I would buy a Ready-Brute if I were starting fresh. I have a Blue Ox towbar and bought a Ready-Brake to go with it. Ready Brutes are made in USA and look very strong. Good luck, HarveyP
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Old 12-13-2012, 12:17 PM   #3
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I use the Ready-Brute towbar with the surge brake. It works great and is easy to hook up.

You can find used towing equipment here.
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Old 12-13-2012, 02:04 PM   #4
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Another vote for the ReadyBrute Elite setup. We bought this package from towbarsunlimited.com and my hubby installed it himself. Ready Brute aluminum tow bar, Blue Ox base plate and 5K safety cables. INCLUDING SHIPPING
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I use a Blue Ox tow system and SMI Air Force One brake system. I love the SMI system. Just hookup and drive. Iwoudn't consider any other braking system after using it. But that's just IMO!
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ReadyBrute Elite RV Tow Bar. 8K weight limit in a 40 pound bar with surge brake system built in.
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I use a Blue Ox tow system and SMI Air Force One brake system. I love the SMI system. Just hookup and drive. Iwoudn't consider any other braking system after using it. But that's just IMO!
2x Works great!
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Old 12-13-2012, 07:28 PM   #8
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Another vote for the Ready Brute.
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I am real happy with my Roadmaster Sterling and SMI Air Force One.
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RoadMaster Sterling and RoadMaster BrakeMaster for brakes.
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Blue Ox tow bar and Brake Buddy here, via Craigslist for $450. Add brackets and bolts for aftermarket Jeep bumper bringing the total to about $500.
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Another vote for the ReadyBrute Elite setup. We bought this package from towbarsunlimited.com and my hubby installed it himself. Ready Brute aluminum tow bar, Blue Ox base plate and 5K safety cables. INCLUDING SHIPPING
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I'll be ordering same package(ReadyBruteElite) in January for our Jeep Liberty.
Since you installed it yourself, "Hubby" ------- any "counsel" re installing the conduit from bumber to firewall? Any pictures you could share?
Space under the hood looks pretty scant, especially right beneath the PowerBrake Booster.
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ll be ordering same package(ReadyBruteElite) in January for our Jeep Liberty.
Since you installed it yourself, "Hubby" ------- any "counsel" re ]installing the conduit from bumber to firewall? Any pictures you could share?
Space under the hood looks pretty scant, especially right beneath the PowerBrake Booster.
Much appreciated
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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
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I would buy a Ready-Brute if I were starting fresh. I have a Blue Ox towbar and bought a Ready-Brake to go with it. Ready Brutes are made in USA and look very strong. Good luck, HarveyP

There are many tow bars. Near as I can tell thre is not a lot to recommend one over the other with one possible exception. Some stow on the ground when not in use.

Some on the Motor home (I like those)
Some on the towed (I do not like those)

The Ready Brute.. Is designed to intergrate with the Ready Brake (Though there are others it will work with) and this is why I quoted the part I quoted.

That, if I did nto already have another make bar, is what I would buy if buying today.
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