Originally Posted by Ron_H
1Tow Bar & Base Plate
2 Braking System
3 Toad Rock Protection[/LIST]
First, IF you have not yet purchased, and you tow OFTEN then 1 and 2 together the Ready Brute tow bar with Ready Brake Ready Stop is worthy of consideration... MAJOR issue seems to be if you do not use it often enough the cable can size up and not release the brakes, causing major damage to the towed's brakes.. But this can be avoided by working the cable by hand every time you hook up.
Else. there are many good tow bars out there, Blue-Ox is what I use, Roadmaster, and several others. I have looked at several and can not really recommend one over the other.. EXCEPT: some models "Stow" on the towed.. I do not like those, UGLY. I prefer ones that stow on the motor home.
Brakes: IF Motor home has air brakes, AND the slave fits the towed M&G is a very good system, 100% invisible to car driver when not being towed. easy hook up and unhook (air line and safety lead)
US Gear Unified Brake Decelerator,, ELectric system provides a towed charge line and the most control over towed brakes of any system made. also easy hook up One wire lead and the safety cable.
Invisible brake, NO wire hookup, just the safety lead (Break-a-way).
Several others in this range too, all invisible to the car driver.
CAUTION: make sure the dealer does not screw up the install, Mine did, cost me a brake job, rotors and all.
System in a box which fits in front of the driver's seat.
(Brake Budy, Even Brake, Apolo) I do not like these because they need to be installed EVERY tow, and removed to drive EVERY TOW, and its too easy to say "Oh forget it" for a short tow (I have had confessions of just that) not to mention making a mistake (See caution on dealer installed systems).
3: There is one that used to be called an RV Underskirt, it is a fabric mesh that goes under the tow bar between tower and towed (Motor home and towed) it is very good, best system out there in my not very humble opinion, It is sold under a different name now (Underskirt was Blue Ox's name for it) but the construciton is the same.