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Old 01-18-2010, 08:14 PM   #15
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What ever you choose it pays to shop around.
Blue Ox Aventa tow bar model BX7445 shipped to No. Idaho

RV Upgrades - 581.10 + S&H 43.84 = 624.94
Adventure RV - 489.00 + S&H 47.25 = 536.25
RVTEC (Adventure's eBay presence) 529.90 + free S&H

Guess which one I went with?
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Old 01-19-2010, 08:32 PM   #16
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As for the straight A frame. It's a pain to hook up and store. The colapsable, self locking arms on the others make hook ups an easy one man job. As for steel vs aluminum, each has it's place. Mine stays on the back of the motorhome, I simply fold the arms and place a cover over it, so I opted for the stronger (heavier) steel. If, for whatever reason I wanted or needed to remove it frequently, I'd go for the aluminum, if my toad was well under it's rated capacity.
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Old 01-24-2010, 08:00 AM   #17
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I have used both the Falcon 2 and Blue Ox Aventa II...I absolutely love the Blue Ox...Falcon had too many connections for someone to tamper with and was very ugly when left attached to the car. Also not easy to quickly remove the baseplate 'stuff', unlike the Ox...go for the Ox...you wont be sorry...
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When choosing a base plate, go online and look at the installation instructions for your particular vehicle. There can be a huge differance in how easy or difficult it is to install.
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The "Wiz-Bang" tow bars from either roadmaster or Blue Ox are way easier to hook up and tow with.. That's the major advantage

A 2nd advantage is the straight A-Frame type is usually a ball hitch, I've had ball hitches fail on me, Both the ball and the hitch Where as the Wiz-Bang is normally a 2" adapter.. I have not yet had one of those fail.. Though I did loose a pin once and that made kind of a mess of thigns. (Padlock will make sure that does not happen again)
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A good place to check for towbars and baseplates is www.discounttowingsupply.org. They seem to have good prices and a good selection of towing products. Took care of me real well.
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