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Old 08-09-2015, 08:10 AM   #1
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Demco Tow Bars

I have searched for comments on the Demco Line of Tow bars and haven't found many comments so I will throw this out there.

Just bought my DW a 13 CRV and with that vehicle in the stable we will switch from dolly towing to four wheels down.

I have looked at videos and reviews on the various tow bar setups and see that Roadmaster and Blue Ox have a good following but I really liked the design of the Demco line especially that you can make up some of the height differences in the tow bat itself.

Has anyone had any experiences with the Demco line both good and bad?

I am not sure I like the plate set up as much as Blue Ox.

Any comments welcome.
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Old 08-09-2015, 04:29 PM   #2
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My older Excalabar works fine, my next door neighbor uses the new one and swears by it.
I had the Demco base plates on my Odyssey, the Flex has blue OX, both work fine. I had to use adapter knuckles for the blue OX
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I also have had no problems with an older 10,000lb Excalibar.
It does'nt adjust for height difference thou. Believe that was in later models.
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I only have a CRV so I don't really need the 10000# unit. I was thinking buying the commander. I think it is light weight aluminum and rated for 6000#

I just need to see a pic of the demco base plate on a 2013 CRV
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Look here

http://demco-products.com/assets/use...ts/TP20297.pdf
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Almost looks like rather than being able to remove the pin connections there are covers for them.

I might give Demco a call,
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Old 08-11-2015, 07:03 PM   #7
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I have the Demco excaliber which is rated for either 10,000 or 10,500 which is easily twice the weight of my vehicle, I like knowing the vehicle is secure. I have used this tow bar for about 3 years no problems, easy to attach. The only issue some may have is that because the capacity of the tow bar it is heavy about 50 pounds, it is well made of stainless steel, I would recommend this tow bar. If interested in a Demco Tow bars look online there are some good prices out there.
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Demco Commander in use for over 10k mi and still happy. Also bought it to help with big drop to our toad connection.
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I have the Demco base plate on my Wrangler and am impressed with the build quality and strength of it. I am using it with a Blue Ox tow bar and they mate up perfectly.
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I installed a Demco Baseplate on Our 07 Honda CR-V ! We inherited a Demco Excalibar when We purchased the Dutch Star a few Years back . We Were Towing a Tracker with a Roadmaster Bar at that time.

Anyway the installation went quite well and the finished product is well constructed and looks good. The Attachment points for the Bar / Pins have neat Snap on covers that blend well with the Front of the Car!

I also installed a Rear hitch receiver by Curt Manufacturing . it is rated at 3500 Lbs,but of course That is not realistic for the little CR-V, but it is nice to be able to move around a small utility Trailer and even Our Empty Boat Trailer from time to time.

The CR-V is a very versatile Little Vehicle!
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Installed Demco baseplate on 2002 Suzuki Grand Vitara with Demco Aluminator tow bar (2005 vintage). Still have both, however no motorhome. Once that is resolved hopefully in near future, will check if tow bar still in good shape (hasn't been used since 2009). If not, will replace with another Demco tow bar. Also have 2006 Suzuki Grand Vitara will install Demco base plate on it as well.
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I really like my Demco Aluminator. We have used it for close to ten years. I take it apart each year to clean and lube. Takes about 30 minutes.
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We don't use any Demco products but I don't remember reading anything negative about them. Tow bars are pretty simple devices and are similar to each other in form and function so I'd think they're all good units. I'm guessing most people probably make their choice based on whats on sale at the best price when is comes to tow bars, and then for base plates more on how it looks both when towing or not towing.
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We decided on the Ready Brake Elite and when we called NSA to order they recommended the Demco base plate. No problems with either.
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