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Old 02-24-2013, 07:26 PM   #1
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Tow bar recommendations

I'm buying a new 2013 Ford F150 4x4 Eco . I need a truck for work and am really pleased I can tow this truck 4 down! It saves me from having to buy another vehicle.

What would everyone recommend as the tow bar for towing?
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Ready Brute Elite. 8,000 lb rated, easy install, Blue Ox base plate.
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RoadMaster has brackets for it and their Blackhawk model towbar is rated for 10,000#'s
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Using Blue Ox on our 2012 F150 4x4 Echo. Would have been here sooner to help, but worked late last night. Not bad to install either. Got ours from RV Upgrades They were great to work with also because Blue Ox changed part numbers between order and receiving them and RV Upgrades made it right. (also a sponsor member here)
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I'm buying a new 2013 Ford F150 4x4 Eco . I need a truck for work and am really pleased I can tow this truck 4 down! It saves me from having to buy another vehicle.

What would everyone recommend as the tow bar for towing?
Roadmaster Blackhawk and there is a used one on hitch trader.com
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Using Blue Ox on our 2012 F150 4x4 Echo. Would have been here sooner to help, but worked late last night. Not bad to install either. Got ours from RV Upgrades They were great to work with also because Blue Ox changed part numbers between order and receiving them and RV Upgrades made it right. (also a sponsor member here)
Chuck,

What model Blue Ox model are you using, as well what base plate name and model? Can't remember if you sent it to me. I can't find it if you did.
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Hey Dogpatch,

The Blue Ox puts out some great towbars, but I use the NSA Ready Brute as well, and I love it. Towing is so easy, and with the surge brake action, you dont have to spend the extra dollars for a separate system placed on the diver side to activate the brakes of your toad.
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