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Old 06-09-2013, 11:27 AM   #1
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Best Towbars?

Hey everyone! We will be towing our 2012 Honda CRV.
What would you recommend in an easy hook up and release type hitch?
I really like that one that stays connected to the back of the rig and just folds in with a nice cover on it
when it's not connected. Suggestions?

Newbe

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Blue Ox or Roadmaster are good products, I have used both and have no complaints. CW pushes Roadmaster if that makes a difference.

I know there are other brands out there and I am sure you will get more opinions.

Check Craigslist in your neighborhood, often times they come up for sale and then you need only to worry about the base plate to match. In fact I am listing a Roadmaster soon.

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Hey everyone! We will be towing our 2012 Honda CRV.
What would you recommend in an easy hook up and release type hitch?
I really like that one that stays connected to the back of the rig and just folds in with a nice cover on it
when it's not connected. Suggestions?

Newbe

Ed
Ed, you can search this forum for a lot of good information on towing and you'll see that the 3 most popular seem to the Roadmaster, Demco and Blue Ox. My 2012 Honda CRV has the Blue Ox baseplate with the Aventa tow bar and it is very easy to work with but what I like the most is that the base plate is hidden and barely noticeable. The Aventa is also rated at 10K lbs. for towing.

Just keep in mind that every thing has a life span and if you are connected, you can not back up. This has a tendency to distort the bar by adding additional stress, and will also void the warranty.

Go back and read some of the other threads on the subject and Good luck
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Excellent info, thanks guys
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All three manufacturers make low-end and premium versions of their tow bars. If you want max convenience and storage on the coach, I recommend either the Aventa LX model from Blue Ox or an All-Terrain model from Roadmaster. They have the most features for convenient hook-up and smooth towing (and of course cost the msot as well).

I use a Blue Ox Aventa LX, but an All-Terrain is just as good.
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I also like the blue ox Alladin on my 2010 crv. I also like the attachment to the vehicle is hidden and neat.
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Great info guys! Thank you!
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We have the Roadmaster falcon all terrain that is motorhome hitch mounted. I really like it and the hidden receivers on our dinghy.
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I'm finally having mine installed next week. Looking forward to getting it done so we're not tied down or having to rent a car.
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not sure what you bought... i am using all terrain falcon and the hi-low hitch 048-8, all by roadmaster. strong, worry free .
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Yes, I'm going with the Falcon as well. I couldn't believe the price though on the hidden hitch portion for our CRV. 400 bucks! I was like...WTH! But I'm going with the advise you all gave me on here and the great reviews. I'm sure this is going to work great.
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Thought I'd give an update. I had a new Falcon Roadmaster installed with the hidden hitch for the CRV and this baby works like a charm. Unbelievable at how easy it was to hook up and and pull behind. Completely at ease. Thank you all again for the suggestions. HAPPY NEW YEAR!
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I have a Roadmaster, friend bought a rebuilt Blue Ox at a rally. I went with the RoadMaster because the factory was about 20 miles from home, then they moved and it's about 10 miles away now.
I do like the extra bracing that RoadMaster adds at the hitch points though. Yep, it's ugly but it does strengthen the frame horns that the brackets attach to.
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We have the Roadmaster towbar and have used it for well over 50,000 miles. All of the mid and upper priced units are good, just check them regularly along with the mounts under your MH. Also make sure to get a drop hitch receiver if needed to allow the tow bar to be (max +/- 4") from level. This will make the car tow well and the tow bar last longer because it does not need to twist.
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