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Old 08-17-2014, 05:04 AM   #1
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Newbie to towing with a Class A

I recently purchased a good used Class A DP, getting ready to invest in the necessary/required towing components to tow my 2012 Jeep Liberty.

I think I've pretty much settled on the Blue Ox Base Plate & Tow Bar with the Air Force One Braking System.

My question to all those out there that are much more experienced and wiser than me at this, is should I purchase the required components separately and then take them to an RV repair center to be installed or should I purchase them and have the installation all done from one source.

Seems to me that I might be able to get better pricing on the components if purchased separately by shopping around i.e. amazon, ebay, etc.

Thank you all in advance for your insight and wisdom.

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Old 08-17-2014, 05:24 AM   #2
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If you purchase yourself, make sure you have a shop who will install them. Some shops like to purchase the items themselves just incase there is a problem or issue.

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Old 08-17-2014, 06:50 AM   #3
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I think it doesn't matter whether you buy parts and have them installed or buy the parts and installation together. What really matters is that whoever you have the parts installed by knows what they are doing. Get some recommendations on where to go in your area. I don't have any info about installers around Lovelock, NV, but I do know one with a great reputation in Coachella, CA.
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Old 08-17-2014, 08:06 AM   #4
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I would find comfort in having the baseplate and wiring and braking system installed at a single place so there is some accountability. But most important, as mentioned above, is QUALIFIED and EXPERIENCED mechanic. ("Certified" to me only means that they took a "training" course, which may be nothing more than watching some videos!)
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