I'm just finishing up this process. I concluded the major tow bar manufacturers all make a good product (please lets not start a "but mine is better cause" war). I was able to purchase a Blue Ox Aladdin off Craigs List. It is so new the bar code printed on the paper tag is still legible. Tow bar, safety cables and cover for $375. New would have been around $900. I could have bought a used base plate less all the nuts, bolts, etc for $275 plus shipping. I chose to buy new from Amazon.com. The base plate, Blue Ox 6 wire coiled cable, diodes tail light wiring kit and shipping (free) for $509. I'm still debating but will probably go with the M&G Engineering toad braking system that uses air from the mh to operate. Quote from M&G is $900 installed complete. Total: $1784.00 for parts. A friend has a lift and we will install the base plate. I'll give him $100 for the use of his lift and his help. My total will be less than $1900.
So, by this time next week I'll be posting an ad in the iRV2 classified for a slightly used tow dolly. I hope this is of some help Scott.
Jim with Judy
08 38' Bounder DP
Toads: 08 Jeep Wrangler Sport; 11 Chevy Malibu