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Old 01-05-2016, 05:45 AM   #1
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Tow Bars & Base plates

I'm sure there's a thread on this, but just wanted some feedback on different makes and models. I am looking at a Demco Commander towbar and Demco base plate. Anyone here using or have used this particular make? Demco is slightly cheaper then the popular blue ox and roadmaster brands. [ moderator edit ]


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Old 01-05-2016, 06:10 AM   #2
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Demco is a good brand and I would prefer it over the Blue Ox I had....it snapped in half.


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May want to take a look at the NSA Ready Brute Elite tow bar system. It has a built in surge brake. It is compatible with Blue Ox, Demco, and Roadmaster base plates. RVUPGRADES.com had the best prices by far when I bought mine.
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I suggest the ReadyBrute Elite towbar/brake combo, with the Roadmaster baseplate!
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Originally Posted by brobox View Post
Demco is a good brand and I would prefer it over the Blue Ox I had....it snapped in half.

I'm sure there must be more to this than you have indicated in this post. All of these brands are good products If they are properly applied and maintained.

Did this go back to BlueOx for a failure analysis?
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Old 01-06-2016, 04:55 AM   #6
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Well thanks for all of the suggestions everyone.
I went with the Demco base plate. it was by far the most inexpensive, and it helped to have a gift card for Amazon and free shipping to boot. I also found a very lightly used Demco Commander Tow Bar on craigs list for half of what it list new. The seller assured me it was only used twice, and by the looks of it I would have to agree. There was no rust, heavy scratches or paint fading. even the decals were still new looking. the welds looked good (no stress cracks, etc.).
so in conclusion, for both the base plate and tow bar I spent less then the cost of what the tow bar sells for new.
I will admit that I did like the ready brute elite setup, however, It was a bit to pricey for me.
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