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Old 09-18-2010, 08:00 AM   #1
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MH mounted vs Toad mounted tow bar

What are the advantages/disadvantages of a motorhome mounted tow bar over a toad mounted? Comparing Falcon2 with Stowmaster. Mounting on a 2002 Wrangler
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Mine stays on the motorhome when not in use. It's quite heavy and can be an issue for a smaller toad. The extra weight that far in front of the front wheels can cause the front suspension to sag and can adversly affect handling. Your Jeep is probably less suseptible to this than a small car. Of course, there's also the asthetics. Plus, do you ever use that Jeep as intended (off road)? That big thing hanging out in front would be a definite liability off road.
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Mine stays on the motorhome when not in use. It's quite heavy and can be an issue for a smaller toad. The extra weight that far in front of the front wheels can cause the front suspension to sag and can adversly affect handling. Your Jeep is probably less suseptible to this than a small car. Of course, there's also the asthetics. Plus, do you ever use that Jeep as intended (off road)? That big thing hanging out in front would be a definite liability off road.
Jeep has been retired from off roading... about every six weeks for 7 years was enough. Besides health issues kinda decided no more.
Tow bar probably doesn't look much different than a winch out there.
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Not a biggie either way. Just can't imagine why i would want to drive the toad around with a bulky, heavy tow bar hanging on the front when it can be left on the motorhome instead.

But if you prefer a tow bar that couples to a ball, as opposed to the receiver-mounted type like the Falcon, then the Stowmaster is the way to go. Ball-coupler tow bars mount on the toad becasue the ball is on the coach end.

So the choice is really about how you want to hook the tow bar to the coach.
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I would be concerned about someone backing into a car mounted towbar.
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Thanks for all the responses.

Just bought a Roadmaster Sterling on ebay.
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