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Old 11-01-2015, 12:16 AM   #1
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2006 Honda CR-V all wheel drive. What would it cost to set up to flat tow with braking system? Omg checked a few places with estimates around $5000.
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Old 11-01-2015, 12:40 AM   #2
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I just paid around $3200 taxes in for a complete Blue Ox setup for our 05 Dakota. I probably saved 6 or 7 hundred by doing the base plate and wiring myself. I was quoted over $5000 at one place. Be sure to shop around. We're taking a hit with our dollar but $5000 is ridiculous.
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Old 11-01-2015, 12:41 AM   #3
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I'd figure at least $3000, but if you do the work yourself you can save a lot of it. Buying good used equipment will help too.
We spent over $2000 just buying the parts for our Odyssey but everything was new and good quality too.
I did the whole install on our '97 Jeep, but only the wiring and brake setup on the Ody.
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Old 11-01-2015, 01:12 AM   #4
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Assuming you have no equipment at all at this point except the tow hitch on your MH, approximately:
Tow Bar-- $1000
Base Plate for the CRV-- $500
Brake system-- $1000
Umbilical cord-- $75
Installation & Setup-- (incl all hardware parts plus all the little electrical details like charge line, umbilical harness on the CRV, tail light wiring on CRV, break away switch, etc.- $700-1000



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I have under $1000 invested. Blue Ox tow bar and brake buddy - bought used via Craigslist. Installed myself.
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I would recommend the Roadmaster baseplate, ReadyBrute Elite towbars with built-in ReadyBrake, Roadmaster 154 wiring kit, and Protect-A-Tow mesh shield between the MH and toad! This is a great combination and will save you HUNDREDS of dollars!
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Old 11-01-2015, 09:31 AM   #7
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In the past 6 weeks, we purchased the Blue OX package, including their tow bar that stows behind the RV and bought the base plate, Patriot Braking System, which is nice and light, <15 lbs.. We got a totally hidden set-up that is flush to the facia of the front end of our Chevy Equinox with removable stubs or knuckles that fit in when your about to hook up the tow bar. We needed an 8" drop hitch as the receiver on our Fleetwood Strom is quite high and it was required to bring tow bar to level attitude. They had to run a charge wire from the engine bay to the receiver and also installed the break-away switch as well as a by-pass switch to disable the #32 fuse when towing which effectively kills all accessories when key is backed off from "run" position and eliminates the odometer from clocking mileage in tow mode. The shop also installed the light package so work in sync with the RV. We bought the tow bar cover and while we had purchase all pins with locking devices, we take the tow bar off when not towing at our final destination or when storing RV as all this stuff is way too expensive to see it get ripped off. Finally, we had a 2 in. receiver installed on rear of Equinox to enable carrying our bike rack.

I know many folks are handy enough to install all these things themselves but as I didn't feel confident or equipped to do so I paid a lot more but rest in the confidence the reliable shop I used did it correctly. Bottom line, its expensive, all in cost me approx. $5,400 (CDN dollars....tax included). End result is towed like a dream and the equipment was very user friendly and easy to setup even for a rookie.

Sorry about the long post but that was my overall experience.

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Just did my 2016 HR-V. Did labor myself but this will give you an idea what the materials to set up a toad and pull it cost, at least for a Blue Ox setup. Most items purchased at Amazon.com .

- Blue Ox HR-V Base plate $ 395
- Blue Ox Alpha Towbar $ 599
- 6" Drop bar $ 70
- Coiled RV to toad cable $ 77
- Diodes to wire toad lights $ 20
- Toad wire to tail lights $ 20
- Misc supplies such as drill bits, cable ties, tape, etc. $ 50
- Blue Ox Patriot toad brake kit $ 962
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- Alpha includes breakaway cables
- RV to toad cable includes toad 6 way connector
- Patriot includes breakaway switch kit
- This is a 6,500 pound max setup, a 10,000 pound set up is more expensive
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Total without labor about $ 2,050

Labor was about 12 hours.
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Old 11-02-2015, 10:13 AM   #9
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No doubt that labour cost is a large chunk of the expenditure if you have to rely on a shop to do the work. No disrespect intended to the techs, but the shop rates in my area are up in the stratosphere somewhere.....almost more cost than brain surgery. LOL! As stated, it pays to shop around or latch on to a friend that is knowledgeable and can coach you through or help you with the install.
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Thanks everyone for your advise, extremely helpful!
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I had my baseplate installed by a local truck accessories shop. The total cost of installing the baseplate, wiring kit, breakaway kit, and ReadyBrake kit was $550.
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