Originally Posted by ernest917
Got a call from Roadmaster yesterday (head lady - Nancy) and we had a long talk... Said Roadmaster had discussed my situation using pictures I sent and even involved the owner????
In order to make me happy they are willing to "custom make" a set of brackets for my Mini... But I need to understand that they can never be returned if I have issues with them...
Also - I will need to pay to have the old ones removed and the new ones installed. (so that's at least another $300+). Which means these brackets will end up costing me $475 + $300 + $300 + what ever they charge me to remove the old ones and cost of shipping old ones back...
Now guys, we all know that once they custom cut a set to fit my 2003 Mini they will then have the master measurements for a new bracket to market....
Not sure if I want to invest more money in this "money pit" so going to have to give this some serious thought...
Ernest - I agree that that's a whole heck of a lot of $ - and it doesn't make a lot of sense either. Especially for a "new" bracket that they will eventually market.
The place that does RM related work in Austin is Spillar's (Spillar Hitches - Home
) on the South side of Austin (on Congress, ignore the North side store). If I read your profile correctly you're in Tyler - so, it's a hike, but worth your effort to go talk to them before spending all that money.
The lead installer there, whose names escapes me, but I'm making inquires to find out, has over 28 years there doing installs for RM. Heck, he had a pile of old and discarded brackets out back just laying around.
My advice is take a day, go visit Austin & Spillars, grab a bite on 6th Street, and make a decision after your visit.
But, that's just me.