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Old 01-14-2011, 11:30 PM   #1
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Need some advice as to the best tow bar to purchase
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Old 01-15-2011, 06:06 AM   #2
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I don't know if it's ever been determined if one brand is BETTER than the other. I use a Duncan E-Z liner on my "00 Saturn SW - Hitches to the M/H via a boat trailer coupler. It's really easy to disconnect. On the '03 Vue I have a Roadmaster 5250 system that uses the two pins to connect. It's not too hard to connect but the un-hooking is a problem -seems I always have to DRIVE the pins out. The Duncan stays on the Toad while the R/M remains connected to the M/H. I like both. What works for you is what you should get.
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Old 01-15-2011, 06:16 AM   #3
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We use the Blue Ox Aventa and connecting and disconnecting can be no easier. Take longer to let the CRV idle for the transmission then to hook up.
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Thanks, I've heard great things about blue ox. I was trying to find out if there was a particular brand to stay away from but it sounds like a personal preference thing.
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The big question is which type you want... the kind where the tow bar stays attached to the MH or the kind that stays attached to the car. We opted for the former type Blue Ox.
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Go online for the installation instructions for the ones you are interested in and see which one mounts the easiest for your vehiclel.
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I have a roadmaster for my Jeep and the "hidden" tow brackets. As for one brand over the other... ???
I do know that choosing one that can be hooked up by one person is great. Just get "close" and you can hook up the towed vehicle. Much quicker than having to get perfectly aligned.
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BlueOx Aladdin aluminum - rated 5K GTW. The whole bar weighs in @ 23 lbs., so the individual legs weigh a lot less...Light IS better. After over 10K miles of towing, no problems. Jeep weighs in at 3800lbs. Bob
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