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Old 06-17-2005, 04:28 PM   #1
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I've putting together my shopping list for the Toad. I find that if I purchase all Blue Ox stuff (base plate, Aventa II, drop receiver (4"?), safety cables, wiring kit, lighting hook-up, and Appollo braking system), it will cost me $1950. If I buy Roadmaster and BrakingBuddy, the cost will be about $2000 (with Camping World membership).

In looking at the catalog on the web site, they don't seem to have everything for the Blue Ox set-up. I would actually like to get the Roadmaster brackets vs. the BO base plate and save about $60. Also, the BO safety cables are about $10 cheaper and I'd save about $50 on lighting. The biggest savings would be on the supplemental braking system as I would save about $300 with BO. With CW membership, I would save about $180 more in discounts.

Not having done this before, can Camping World get the items they didn't have in their on-line catalog, and, can I mix products?

I would appreciate assistance in this as saving a few bux will allow me to get the stuff installed as well. I'm not very mechanical and I have a leg cast on so I can't crawl around under things, nor do I have such things as a torque wrench.

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Old 06-17-2005, 04:28 PM   #2
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I've putting together my shopping list for the Toad. I find that if I purchase all Blue Ox stuff (base plate, Aventa II, drop receiver (4"?), safety cables, wiring kit, lighting hook-up, and Appollo braking system), it will cost me $1950. If I buy Roadmaster and BrakingBuddy, the cost will be about $2000 (with Camping World membership).

In looking at the catalog on the web site, they don't seem to have everything for the Blue Ox set-up. I would actually like to get the Roadmaster brackets vs. the BO base plate and save about $60. Also, the BO safety cables are about $10 cheaper and I'd save about $50 on lighting. The biggest savings would be on the supplemental braking system as I would save about $300 with BO. With CW membership, I would save about $180 more in discounts.

Not having done this before, can Camping World get the items they didn't have in their on-line catalog, and, can I mix products?

I would appreciate assistance in this as saving a few bux will allow me to get the stuff installed as well. I'm not very mechanical and I have a leg cast on so I can't crawl around under things, nor do I have such things as a torque wrench.

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Old 06-18-2005, 11:29 PM   #3
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I like the Blue Ox products and think Camping World could get you what you need to have a complete system. Let us know what they tell you.
Blue Ox is also a sponsor of this website.
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Old 06-19-2005, 01:29 PM   #4
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Blue Ox is not carried at Camping World. They push Roadmaster. You cannot mix and match base plates and tow bars without adapters at a further cost. You could use any of the wiring products, tow cables and braking system. If you are looking to save money there are on line stores and on Ebay that will undercut Camping World by a whole bunch. Try toy storefor Roadmaster
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Old 06-19-2005, 04:36 PM   #5
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Roadmaster makes a towbar to fit the BO base plate & its the same price as their regular towbar. I bought mine on line over a year ago & the cost was $375 delivered, (Roadmaster falcon all terrain). Camping World was considerably higher.
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Old 06-19-2005, 05:53 PM   #6
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WEBSTER: May I suggest you at least "shop" the prices for Blue Ox products right here on iRV2.com by going to the link to RVUPGRADES.

I've bought several items there and always received great service and competetive prices. ED
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Please be aware the, while Camping World is a fine "store", it is not the best place for a bargain - unless they are running a sale. Good hunting
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I certainly understand that CW is not a bargain paradise. I got the prices for BO from RV Upgrades. However, they are located in Ohio which is a bit far for me to go to get the work done at this time.

I appreciate all the help I'm getting here. I definitely want BO. I went to the Toy Store which is within consideration; however, some items are less expensive there while others are more expensive. It just about breaks even with CW. I would save quite a bit in gas money by going to CW along with the discount.

The one thing I'm finding out is that stuff for the MH industry is over priced in many instances.
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">I got the prices for BO from RV Upgrades. However, they are located in Ohio which is a bit far </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
WEBSTER : I highly recommend BLUE OX products, because of their fantastic support after the sale (no matter who you bought from) and personally use the BO base plate and light kit I got thru RVUPGRADES with my BO factory rebuilt Aventa II tow bar rated @ 10,000 lbs.

I would suggust you get a matched set of BO products shipped to you and pay your local mechanic to do the base plate install, if you don't want to mess with it yourself. ED
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Okay. Just went to RV Upgrades to check out what the shipping would cost. Only $65.91! What a shock! I thought for sure it would cost an arm and a leg. The grand total is $1,840.11. I may save a couple more $$$ with a 4" drop receiver. Have to measure from the hitch down to where the base plate tabs will be, but I think the 6" is what I will need.

Thanks to everyone for assisting me in this endeavor. We're ready to go for it now.
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