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Old 03-14-2015, 09:39 AM   #1
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Ordered a 2015 Colorado Z71 to use as a toad (Questions)

I am looking at the Demco tow bars.
What is the difference between the Commander and the Dominator?
When the truck comes in I am going to have the dealership put on the baseplate.
I was quoted $3990.00 to set up the truck for towing.
The baseplate is around $400.00 the tow bar is $750.00 the Brake system is $1200.00.How hard is it to do it yourself it seems like the baseplate is the only thing you have to install everything else just plugs in. Am I missing something?

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Old 03-15-2015, 12:03 PM   #2
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You are missing the tail light installation. Some are easy and others are a pain. You have a choice of diode isolated or installing additional bulbs inside your taillight housings. If you have any mechanical experience they are not extremely difficult.

I just installed a Demco base plate on my new Jeep and it was fairly easy. I was impressed with the build quality of the Demco. The hardest part was getting the danged bumper bolts loose, but your Colorado may not require a bumper removal. A base plate that bolts to the frame I think is essential.

I also installed the RVI brake system. The only permanent wiring is the break away switch wire that has to be routed back from the front to the brake controller. If you have a 12v power outlet inside the pickup that is hot all the time that's all you need. Otherwise you might have to install one.

Just for info, the Blue Ox tow bar also works perfectly with the Demco base plate.

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Old 03-15-2015, 12:37 PM   #3
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I installed all of the brackets, lights, diodes, wires, etc. The total time involved for the Roadmaster parts was about a day. I split it up into two days, doing the wiring the 2nd day. I lost a lot of time to find that the pickup box was actually electrically isolated from the rest of the truck. The Brake Buddy system works fine for me.
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Old 03-20-2015, 01:59 PM   #4
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Dominator is a step above the Commander.

Dominator is rated at 7500 lbs towing capacity, Commander only 6000 lbs.

Dominator is lighter, and built with more expensive materials.
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