<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Squid:
I bought a Winnebago Access 31C last year. Spent 9 weeks traveling in it with the family up and down the east coast.
This year, we thought about adding our Jeep Liberty to our rig.
WOW, I was blown away by the cost of tow bar, cables, brake system and accessories. It appears to range from 2000-3000 for everything needed.
I can rent a lot of cars for this price at $35 a day.
Am I missing something here or is just that expensive to have the convinience to add a toad? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
A lot depends on where you camp. I.E. how far from the campsite is the rental outfit? You have to go get it ,usually, so you can lose a lot of camping time. Also, what if they are out of cars? I have found few places that rent in a tourist area for $35.00/ day. (maybe you can I wasn't able to)
So what am I trying to say? That is why I now own a 2007 Ford Escape and have it towed behind the MH. When I get there it is 2 minutes to "drop" and I am off exploring. (Or is that Escaping? sri
Anyway, I got everything I needed to Tow including cables, connectors, towbar, lights and Unified Brake controller (don't even think of towing without "toad brakes" IMHO) for $1700.00 delivered. Installation took me about 18-20 hours. It works, and my wife loves the new found freedom on our trips.
And after all this "blather" the choice is yours. How much do I want to spend for convenience? Remember that decision when you have just gotten set up at a campsite and the wife discovers that you forgot something that you have to go to town to get.
Obviously, you know my choice. I just chose to spend the dough and have the convenience. But, a lot of people don't. You can shop around and DIY install. This forum is great for helping out on install problems.
Good luck, no matter what you finally decide.