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Old 01-10-2011, 03:31 PM   #1
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Towbar/Baseplate Advice

Any advice on Blue Ox or Roadmaster?? In purchasing, is it 6 of one or 1/2 dozen of the other? I would like to get one that is lightweight and can handle a a 4800 lb Sport Trac.
Any pro's or con's on either the Ox or Roadmaster???
From my research so far, each are priced very close together.
Also, I would want one that is easy to connect the toad to the MH.
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Old 01-10-2011, 03:48 PM   #2
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Alex I have been using a Blue Ox for several years and it's a good reliable towbar. But I recently ordered this Admeco it is rated at 6500 lbs and can be mated to any base plate. Additionally at $399 and only weighs 25 pounds it's a bargain for an old guy like me with a bad back and bum arm.

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Old 01-10-2011, 04:02 PM   #3
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I think either the Blue Ox or Roadmaster would do the job, both are good and are used by a majority of RVrs. I like my Blue Ox set up and have a Roadmaster brake.
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Old 01-11-2011, 06:46 AM   #4
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I have been using Blue Ox Avanta for years with no problems.
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Go online and look at the installation instructions to see which one is the least involved for your vehicle.
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Originally Posted by Chuck 1935 View Post
Go online and look at the installation instructions to see which one is the least involved for your vehicle.

Chuck provides good advice. Pick the system that provides the best / cleanest installation on your vehicle. Then, stick with that brand. You can mix them but I think you fare better if you have any problems if you stay single brand.

One real advantage of either Blue Ox or RoadMaster is that they will often have service facilities at all the major rallies and it's free. We get our (Roadmaster) tow bar checked and serviced regularly. After many years of service, I had to replace my Falcon towbar (10 years old) when the Roadmaster folks at a Rally identified a potentionally serious wear defect.

I agree with the other posters. Either Blue Ox or Roadmaster is a good choice but this is not an area where I would venture far from the mainstream.
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I have been using Blue Ox Avanta for years with no problems.

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