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Old 01-02-2007, 11:45 AM   #1
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Thanks to everyone's help, I have ordered a 07 MADP whick will arrive in late Feb. Now I need to dinghy tow a vehicle. Which tow bar is the best. Keep in mind I know little about these devices. I have looked at both Blue Ox and Roadmaster's web sites. Too many options. I'm thinkning of picking up a 2007 Honda CRV to drag around, as I currently don't own anything that I can tow.
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Thanks to everyone's help, I have ordered a 07 MADP whick will arrive in late Feb. Now I need to dinghy tow a vehicle. Which tow bar is the best. Keep in mind I know little about these devices. I have looked at both Blue Ox and Roadmaster's web sites. Too many options. I'm thinkning of picking up a 2007 Honda CRV to drag around, as I currently don't own anything that I can tow.
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Old 01-02-2007, 12:11 PM   #3
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We have both and both are good(although the BO may be a little easier to set up/release. Would go with the 10,000lb. version(if you are ever thinking about towing something heavier). Don't know about the Honda but sometimes one tow bar has a better set up(looks, ease of access) on the toad than the other but not a big difference.
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Old 01-02-2007, 12:27 PM   #4
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I have Blue Ox as do my Rving friends. Excellent equipment, they stand behind their products, and offer free service at rallys.
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Old 01-02-2007, 02:16 PM   #5
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We had a Roadmaster Falcon II. Currently have the Blue Ox Aventa II.
I prefer the Blue Ox. It is easier to release even if the toad is not square to the motorhome when releasing. Nice thing is Blue Ox makes brackets that will fit the Roadmaster baseplate.
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Old 01-02-2007, 02:19 PM   #6
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I tow a Suburban with a Roadmaster Black Hawk All-terrain. Easy to unhook if you are on uneven terrain, so long as the Suburban is not lower than the MH. Roadmaster re-built my unit at no charge after 2 years (some of the parts rusted from winter use).
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Hi Shannon,
I have a Blue Ox Alexus. It has the ball in socket design that I liked better than the bracket design. It works as advertised and I would buy the product again. Please consider getting a tow bar rated at 10K lbs. While your current choice may not weight that much you never know what the future may bring. In addition the extra strength may be just what is needed to avoid a break away in a stressful situation.

The NKK Florida State Directors recently lost their toad when their Blue Ox Aladdin hitch bracket broke. This caused the break away cable to come unplugged which applied the toad brakes which broke the safety cables. The toad drifted off the right edge of the road and rolled over several times.

When you have the components installed, to give you something to do, personally disassemble the bunge cord that connects the coach lights to the toad lights. Tighten the screws that hold the wires to the plug. The side of the plug that connects to the toad is notorous for having screws that hold the wires come loose. This can cause the toad lights to do strange things and may be hard to diagnose if the tech is not familiar with this problem.
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Gary, I don't see the Alexus on their website. They do have an Aventa LX or Aventa II that are both rated for 10k.

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The Alexus has been renamed the Aventa LX.
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Route 66:
The Alexus has been renamed the Aventa II. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

NO!!!

The Aventa LX is the old Alexus...
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Hey, my post is correct.....after I fixed it. I knew it was the Aventa LX but fat fingered the reply. Perhaps because I have the Aventa II?
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Didn't mean to come off so strong....just was trying to keep someone from ordering the wrong thing.
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Per the previous posts, if you order the Aventa LX Tow Bar you will get the same ball and socket design mentioned in my OP. Blue Ox must have changed the names of their products.

And I thought the P/C world moved fast. Keeping up with all these mfgs name and product changes is as hard as it was in the P/C industry.
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Blue Ox actually made the name change to Aventa LX many weeks ago.....
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