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Old 06-03-2006, 09:11 AM   #1
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I would appreciate recommendations on tow bars. Any comments as to why Brand x is better then y would be appreciated.

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Old 06-03-2006, 09:11 AM   #2
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I would appreciate recommendations on tow bars. Any comments as to why Brand x is better then y would be appreciated.

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Old 06-03-2006, 10:40 AM   #3
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I think you'll find that most owners of Roadmaster towbars like their towbars. I think you'll also find the same of Blue Ox. So, there really aren't any "bad" towbars, you just have to pick from the best.

My personal choice is the Blue Ox. I like the hidden tabs on the baseplate for my my Grand Cherokee (not yet available for the Wrangler). I run the Aventa II towbar, which is rated at 10,000 lbs. It's been a rock solid towbar and after 3 years and 40,000 miles of towing 4500+ lbs over all kinds of not-so-nice roads I finally replaced a few nylon wear washers to tighten it up a bit.

If I had to replace it (probably never will - it's built that tough) I'd go with the new Acclaim model with the spherical self-adjusting pivot joint. That's a super tow bar design.

You'll also find that Blue Ox has some of the best customer service in the industry. I think if you search the forums you'll find many Blue Ox owners that have seen Blue Ox go way above and beyond when it comes to customer service.

Plus, they are now a sponsor of IRV2, which helps keep this awesome forum running so that's another reason to give them my business.
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Old 06-03-2006, 10:52 AM   #4
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I agree with Mark....Having recently purchased the Alexus Tow Bar,after passing on the Aventa II to my brother with my old coach,I am extremely happy with it's performance...

Blue Ox will be in attendance at the 2006 iRV2 National Rally to assist members with their Blue Ox issues....

We appreciate the sponsorship of Blue Ox as well,another great reason to use them.

I always try and support the folks that support the things that are near and dear to me..
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So if I want to support IRV2 I should take a look at Blue Ox?



Any recommendation on model. (I anticipate pulling a Liberty behind the MH).
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Old 06-03-2006, 11:10 PM   #6
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While you all are at it...how about a recommendation for a toad supplemental braking unit! (Please)
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My Blue Ox Avanta II has a lifetime warranty and highly recommend Blue Ox. Now for Braking I have a Road Master Brake Master. There are others that are satisfying RVers too. I am sure they will comment on theirs.
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With a diesel pusher I'd go with the M&G tow brake. It's the cleanest and most hassle free system out there. It utilizes the existing coach air brakes to provide matching proportional braking on the toad. It is unaffected by jake brakes or brake lights and only kicks in when you use the brake pedal. There is nothing inside the toad cabin - it's all under the hood and the only thing you have to do is snap on a quick disconnect air hose from the RV to the toad when hooking up. Do a search on M&G and you'll find lots of satisfied owners.
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If you're not wanting to tie into the coach air system,I'd recommend the SMI Silent Partner...

It uses it's own small air compressor to activate the toad brakes with 10 psi.
Also activates the "break away" if the button is pulled.

All those choices...
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We went with Roadmaster Falcon 2 All Terrain tow bars & a Brake Buddy brake system. The connections to our Jeep are also invisible when not in use, making for a nice looking front end & no dinged shins. Roadmaster also has a new proportional braking system called EvenBrake. However, I can't recommend it because one they tried to install for our coach didn't work - even after the dealer techs were on the phone with Roadmaster tech help. The serial number on the EvenBrake was, like, 400001, so it might've just been the first one off the assembly line that didn't work, but the dealer techs didn't want to mess around with it so they went with the Brake Buddy system - tried & true for them. Too bad for Roadmaster on that EvenBrake system when the first one to get installed doesn't work.
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Glad you got something you like Dave....I didn't want to have that box in the floor.
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