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Old 03-21-2009, 12:05 PM   #1
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What do you tow with?

I am looking to purchase a tow setup for a 98 Jetta. I am wondering what tom bars and base plates everyone uses to get an idea about what's out there. I was looking at a Remco with Blue Ox plates setup. Wondering how important 'All Terain" is as well.

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Old 03-21-2009, 05:37 PM   #2
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Hi croberts,
I use the Ox and am pleased with it's performance. I would make the same purchase again. The all terrain feature allows easier connecting and dis-connecting when the coach and toad are not in a straight alignment. I consider this feature a must have.
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So the Blue Ox (I am actually considering the Remco version) has the easy connect/disconnect? I thought it did, but the terminology (all terain) had me confused. Is there a way to tell how hidden the plates on the car will be?
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I also use the Blue Ox and am more than happy with it. Base plates from Blue Ox are more "hidden" than any other brands I am aware of. Connecting and disconnecting is easy, even when the two vehicles aren't lined up, this is a huge plus! Connecting is easy because the two vehicles don't have to be lined up, just close. Since I live full-time in a campground I see a lot of coaches and tow vehicles, I see more Blue Ox systems than any other brand, and no I don't get a kick-back from the OX. No matter what you buy, be sure you understand the operation fully before using it. Also, for safety sake, please use an accessory braking system. When you see your tow vehicle passing you downhill it will REALLY ruin your whole day!!! It's the law in most states. Good luck with your choice and Happy RVing.
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Thanks for the replies. Anythign negative about the Remco version? The website I am considering buying from (towbarsunlimited.com) says the Remco is made by Blue Ox with a different color and labels. Is this true?
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My OX base plate is so hidden, one would need to bend over and know what to look for to notice it is there.
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Roadmaster base plates, receivers and adapter. ReadyBrute / ReadyBrake tow bar and aux braking. Total cost under $1400.00 with my free labor for the install.
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