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Old 05-18-2016, 11:59 AM   #1
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I will be towing a 2014 Jeep Wrangler behind my BayStar. I can get a Roadmaster Blackhawk 2 class IV all terrain tow bar, 10,000lb cap. For a good price. It's like new. Is this overkill? Thanks
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Overkill? Maybe, but so what. It won't hurt to have "more", and you'll never have to worry about not having "enough". Great safety margin. And if the price is right...go for it. I would in a heartbeat.
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Overkill? Maybe, but so what. It won't hurt to have "more", and you'll never have to worry about not having "enough". Great safety margin. And if the price is right...go for it. I would in a heartbeat.
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If you're getting it for a "good" price, why not? There's no penalty for having a set up that's too strong.
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More safety margin is never a bad thing, unless physical size or some other constraint. In your case, get the used towbar and save some money.
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The Blackhawk is a great tow bar. I use a Blue Ox Aventa LX 10000 lb tow bar when we tow the Kia Soul and it's less than 3000 lb, the reason I have the BO tow bar is it was almost $500 cheaper than the Roadmaster and I have always used Roadmaster brackets on my toads so I had to buy the tow bar connectors for the Roadmaster brackets, all works well together.
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It's not overkill. I originally had a Roadmaster All Terrain tow bar for a truck that weighed under 5K. Later I moved to a 6K truck and needed a heavier duty to bar and bought the Blackhawk. I don't think there is much of a difference in what the tow bar weighs, so it really doesn't matter what the rating is.
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When we got the Ford Edge we went from a 10 year old RoadMaster Falcon All Terrain 6k to the Blackhawk 10k, love the over kill
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It's not overkill. I originally had a Roadmaster All Terrain tow bar for a truck that weighed under 5K. Later I moved to a 6K truck and needed a heavier duty to bar and bought the Blackhawk. I don't think there is much of a difference in what the tow bar weighs, so it really doesn't matter what the rating is.
The Sterling All Terrain towbar is now rated at 8,000 lbs. According to Roadmaster the only reason it was rated at 6,000 lbs. is that was the limit of the safety cables. They now come from the factory with heavier safety cables, so they upped the rating. You can also buy the heavier rated cables separately from places e trailer.
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