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Old 07-22-2012, 03:33 PM   #1
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never towed before

We've had our class C for 8 years and now with 2 little RV'ers having joined the fleet, we are considering towing a vehicle. I've done a little looking around, and am having a hard time finding reviews of the tow bar brands/models. Any referrals? Any brand stand out as better?

We're thinking of self-aligning attached to motorhome.

Thank you for any input!
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Old 07-22-2012, 03:44 PM   #2
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That's a good place to start. as far as brands, stay with one of the big two for a set up. Either a Roadmaster set up or Blue Ox will serve you well. You will find though that there are unlimited opinions on this subject. Do your research and look at demo videos and you will end up with a safe and secure rig. BTW, it is nice to have a toad along for running around.
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Old 07-22-2012, 07:18 PM   #3
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There are basically 3 makers of tow bars I'd consider

Blue-ox, is what I have currently in the basement since the car died, I like the fact that my Blue Ox tow bar stows on the motor home, not the car.

Roadmaster, Many models stow on the car. I don't like those, However that is the only negative thing I can say about them.

Both companies have excellent reputations for customer service, both play to rave reviews and I'd not hesitate to consider either one of them.

Ready Brute with Ready Brake.

Well you need an aux brakign system on the car you tow, This is a fact, and that is one of the simplest ways to do it, If I ever replace my Blue-OX.. That is likely the way I'll go.
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Old 07-22-2012, 08:06 PM   #4
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x2 for Blue Ox. I have the Aventa LX model, stows on the MH and is a 3 minute or less job to attach to the toad.
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X-2 for the RoadMaster. Have the Sterling unit as well as the BrakeMaster braking unit.
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Old 07-22-2012, 08:12 PM   #6
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We've had our class C for 8 years and now with 2 little RV'ers having joined the fleet, we are considering towing a vehicle. I've done a little looking around, and am having a hard time finding reviews of the tow bar brands/models. Any referrals? Any brand stand out as better?

We're thinking of self-aligning attached to motorhome.

Thank you for any input!
You first need to know how much weight your class C will pull. Some have a limit of 3,500 pounds. You did not say what kind of class C you had.
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Old 07-23-2012, 10:58 AM   #7
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thanks for replies

I have a 2002 Winnebago Minnie Winnie - 31ft. We're hoping to tow our 2000 Honda minivan since our other car is a Toyota Prius and can't be towed as far as I've been able to tell.
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Old 07-23-2012, 11:32 AM   #8
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wa8yxm-took the words right out of my mouth. Nice accurate summary and conclusion.
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Old 07-28-2012, 09:30 PM   #9
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I have a 2010 Winnebago View on a 2008 Sprinter 3500 Chassis. Right now I have my 98 Chevy Tracker set up to tow and will be getting my 2012 Honda Fit set up to tow soon. I have a Roadmaster Sterling tow bar which works great. Will outfit the Honda Fit with a SMI Stay N Play duo braking system. No braking system on the Tracker right now. The individual I purchased the Tracker from towed it for 60k miles.
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Old 07-28-2012, 10:08 PM   #10
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I have a 2000 Lexus RX300 SUV and it weighs in at 4,000 lb.

I suspect your Honda van will weigh more than that so as cutrell mentioned...check the capacity of your class C RV towing arrangement
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