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Old 10-21-2011, 08:35 AM   #1
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I need info on what you guys have found to be the best tow bar

I just purchased a 42' Monaco - I need info on what you guys have found to be the best tow bar - I am leaning on the Blue Ox system - Your input would be appreciated. Thanks Clarence - Houston Tx. clacy39@sbcglobal.net
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Just suggestions Clarence.

You would get more response with a new thread that isn't titled "need a blue ox installed in nj/pa".

The Blue Ox is a good towing system. I bought a used Blue Ox on the Houston Craig's List for $175. It was almost new.

I would highly suggest not putting your e mail address in a post as its easy for spammers to pick up.
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Old 10-21-2011, 05:38 PM   #3
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Hi CLarence39,
Welcome to iRV2. I also use Blue Ox. Both the tow bar and base plate are Blue OX. They have several tow bars to choose from. Get a tow bar that handles more weight than you will tow (safety).
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It's not a good idea to put your email address out on forums where the spamers can harvest it.

Better way if you need it is to use clacy39 at xxxxxxx.net

I think Roadmaster is the best because that is what I bought. And I don't want to think there is something else better for the $$$ I spent to get it.
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I also use Roadmaster Falcon 2. After research, I don't think you can beat it for the cost. The one I have is at least 10 years old and still going strong.
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Just had my Blue Ox rebuilt at the FMA rally for $25 by Blue Ox.. Everything checked out OK after 7yrs. They even installed new boots, no extra.
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Both blue ox and roadmaster make good systems. Most prefer the type that stores on the motorhome, with 2 pins to connect to the toad
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Old 10-21-2011, 07:15 PM   #8
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I like my blue ox. I especially like the one that stays on the motorhome. No hassle to take it off and store it, or like my friend who has the one on the front of his vehicle and when someone backed into it, it got badly bent.
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We looked at both Blue Ox & Roadmaster & went went Roadmaster because that's the brand our dealer carried. We've also got a Falcon 2 & it's worked flawlessly for the past 6 seasons.

I do wish the Roadmaster had the rubber boots for the bars like the Blue Ox does - it would keep the bars cleaner longer. I just have to remember to wipe ours down & re-grease after each tow.

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I used a Roadmaster Stowmaster 5000 for years may be the best toad mounted bar out there. I bought a used toad and it came with a Demco Excalibar 8000 lb MH mounted TB. I then put a Demco base plate on my Honda Odyssey and used the Excalibar, Very Happy, the toad weighs 5000+ and it is loaded, 15,000 miles and no hitches (pun intended)
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I have been using the Blue Ox Aventa tow bar and Blue Ox base plates on my last 3 toads with no problems. I clean and lube the tow bar after long trips.
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I have the Roadmaster Falcon 2 system because the Base Plate from Roadmaster had the instructions on-line and I could study them and have a idea what I was getting into. So I matched the Base Plate and Tow Bar Brands. THe Falcon 2 is a 6000 lbs bar and more than enough for my needs. It's worked fine and I really liked the invisible when removed Roadmaster Base Plate.

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Hi...for my money we had a READYBRUTE INSTALLED....
ReadyBrake™ Surge Brake System integrated with ReadyBrute™ Elite RV Tow Bar

RV Tow bars with Integrated ReadyBrake Surge Brake, Standard TowBars - NSA RV Products

You can order a BLUE OX baseplate to go along with this system.
Vehicle mounting ends available for all Roadmaster, Blue Ox and Demco Towed Vehicle Base Plates. Please specify when ordering.

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I have used both Roadmaster and Blue Ox. Both worked well with no problems although I kinda lean to the Blue Ox because it is one of the 'stow on the motorhome' types. The Roadmaster was the Stowmaster that folded across the front of the toad and worked fine but just didn't like the towbar hanging out in front.

Either will do the job, just look at both and select the one you prefer.

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