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Blue Ox Alpha... http://www.etrailer.com/Tow-Bars/Blue-Ox/BX7365.html 14 24.14%
Roadmaster Falcon 2 http://www.etrailer.com/Tow-Bars/Roadmaster/RM-520.html 11 18.97%
ReadyBrute http://www.readybrake.com/store/p3/R...V_Tow_Bar.html 2 3.45%
ReadyBrute Elite http://www.readybrake.com/store/p4/R...V_Tow_Bar.html 12 20.69%
Other 20 34.48%
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Old 07-11-2016, 06:26 PM   #1
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Getting close to pulling the trigger. Thought I would post a little poll. Still not sure if I need a braking system pulling my < 5000 GVW 2 dr Wrangler.
Hummm, I thought the poll would post directly underneath this text, but apparently this forum works differently.

I have decided to go with the Blue OX Base Plate.

Thanks in advance.

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Old 07-11-2016, 06:54 PM   #3
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I like the Roadmaster Sterling. Roadmaster Sterling See the recent review the RV Geeks did on it.
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Old 07-11-2016, 07:11 PM   #4
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Big fan of my Roadmaster.

Do a search of the forums for Blue Ox. 2 or 3 threads on tow bar breaking, might be worth reading.

Here is one

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Old 07-11-2016, 07:31 PM   #5
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Roadmaster Falcon ll, for me. Been using it since 2011 on Grand Cherokee, so far no problems.
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Old 07-11-2016, 07:37 PM   #6
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Roadmaster Falcon All-Terrain. Been using it since 2006. Roadmaster will do maintenance on it for free if you attend the big rallies (FMCA, Good Sam).

And YES, you need a supplemental braking system. It's required in nearly all states over a certain weight & your Wrangler will be over those weights. Plus it's a safety issue. If you get in an accident without one, you're fodder for the lawyers.

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Old 07-11-2016, 07:40 PM   #7
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I have the Roadmaster Falcon All Terrain tow bar and it has worked well for me.

And, yes, you need an auxiliary brake for your Jeep.

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I use a BlueOx Aventa, 10,000 Lb bar. I like the BlueOx for a couple reasons,

- very easy to connect and disconnect.
- when not towing, it stores nicely and when I pull the pins, I put a 1 7/8" ball cover over the tubes to keep the bugs out and it looks better than some I see with the mechanical menagerie hanging off the front end.

Mine came used with the coach and I have used it for about 30,000 miles without any problems. Sent it in to BlueOx once a couple years ago for a rebuild. From about $200 it came back good as new.
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I use a Blue Ox Acclaim with my Saturn Vue and a Tow Ready straight "A" bar for my Civic.
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I use the blue ox because I found it on Craigslist for $190. Two months old.
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blue ox with a portable RV Brake 2 that goes in the Wrangler. Yes on a brake in the jeep.
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Old 07-12-2016, 07:00 AM   #12
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We have a Roadmaster Sterling and a Falcon all terrain. We also use an SMI Stay-n Play brake system. Been through a few lawsuits, not involving rv's or vehicles, but you will be amazed what lawyers can come up to try to make you look at fault. Win or lose, it will cost you a lot of money to defend yourself. That being said, my toad is only about 2,700# and the bus is 30,000#, so I really don't need the brake system just to stop the toad. However, extra break away protection and some defense against lawyers in the case of an accident makes it well worth it. If you are in an accident, your fault or not, not having a supplemental braking system makes you fair game.
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