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Old 07-12-2014, 01:44 PM   #1
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Buying a New Toad - Suggestions for Gear

We are getting a 14 Wrangler Unlimited for our toad and would like advice on what we are going to need to tow it with our coach.

I like Blue Ox products since we have their Trac Bar and Tru Center, but don't know if they are more expensive for the same thing as other brands.

As far as I know I need the tow bars, the Jeep side brackets, a way to connect the wiring, and some sort of breaking system.

Thanks in advance.
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I use roadmaster equipment to tow both my Jeep wrangler and my ford flex. I had a custom bumper built for the jeep and the tow bar connects directly to it. My flex has the matching bracket and electical plug with diodes in the tail lights. I have no supplemental braking for either
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Blue Ox towbars and baseplates are competitive with any of the other major vendors. We've used them since we got this rig, and we're on our fourth toad with BO baseplates. I would go with Blue Ox for the baseplate and tow bar.

My installer (in Austin, TX) makes up his own wiring harness cheaper than the kits you buy from BO or other vendors. If you don't want to go that route, CoolTech has a wiring harness for Wranglers that's supposed to be very easy to install. Wranglers are nice in that it's easy to run wiring through the car since you can pull up all the carpet easily.

You should get a brake system. I can't recommend any since the one I use only works with an RV with air brakes (which I don't think yours has).
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Blue Ox is a good choice also Roadmaster, you should really look for a toad braking sys also. I have always used Roadmaster brackets on over 10 toads so far also use the Roadmaster Brakemaster toad btake but if I was buying again I would look ar the Redybrute tow bar and brake sys, a totaly somple system that works.
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you might try Hitch Trader website for a good deal on used tow parts. I purchased my Stowmaster for 1/2 price and found it 10 minutes from my home.


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you might try Hitch Trader website for a good deal on used tow parts. I purchased my Stowmaster for 1/2 price and found it 10 minutes from my home.


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Thanks for the tip. I'll check them out.
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