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Old 03-05-2012, 08:39 PM   #15
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shop around on the internet for items that aren't being permanently installed in your toad, after deciding I would use Blue Ox-bought the Adventa LX towbar & Patriot aux brake online-saved almost $500 over buying local. I decided to buy the baseplate & electrical harness from the install shop...it was around $2600 total for everything combined IIRC
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Old 03-05-2012, 08:44 PM   #16
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I likewise had the hich shop put mine on
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Old 03-05-2012, 09:05 PM   #17
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This may sound harsh but I would not trust CW to install a roll of toilet paper.
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You might want to do a Search on Camping World on this forum. There are many reports (my own included) on the Incompetent Mechanical work from CW.
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If it were me I'd probably go with the hitch shop. Since it's their specialty they should be familiar with the products and experienced with the installation. I wouldn't be too concerned about a nationwide warranty. The pieces are all but indestructable when used properly. I would ask for some instructions on how to connect, disconnect, store and maintain the pieces for optimum longevity.
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You might want to do a Search on Camping World on this forum. There are many reports (my own included) on the Incompetent Mechanical work from CW.
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Have you looked at the ReadyBrake set up? There tow bar, plus aux brake set up would be less thzn 1500 bucks and the brake system is a permanat set up. Installation should be less than 500 bucks. I have a Blue Ox and a Brake Buddy brake. I'm switching over to the ReadyBrake as the BBuddy is a pain in the butt. And the Ready brake gives you propotional braking on the Toad. Their website is www.readybrake.com , give them a look. their tow bar is ReadyBrute. If I were near them (withing 500 miles) I'd have them install it for me. good Luck...ed
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Have you looked at the ReadyBrake set up? There tow bar, plus aux brake set up would be less thzn 1500 bucks and the brake system is a permanat set up. Installation should be less than 500 bucks. I have a Blue Ox and a Brake Buddy brake. I'm switching over to the ReadyBrake as the BBuddy is a pain in the butt. And the Ready brake gives you propotional braking on the Toad. Their website is www.readybrake.com , give them a look. their tow bar is ReadyBrute. If I were near them (withing 500 miles) I'd have them install it for me. good Luck...ed
Ok. I will check that out in just a few minutes. It's all so confusing being a newbee.
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Ok. I will check that out in just a few minutes. It's all so confusing being a newbee.
It is VERY confusing. Just a few weeks ago, we got an estimate for an installed towing setup from a local RV repair shop... $5100!!!! This inspired us to do our homework, buy the ReadyBrute Elite towbar and a Blue Ox baseplate and do the installation ourselves. Total cost: $1459 (Free shipping and no tax) from TowBarsUnlimited.com.

Let me just say this about Camping World...they are like ANY OTHER CHAIN store. Some locations have outstanding customer service departments and never get any complaints. Other locations really suck and will cause a lot of headache. You might check with your local BBB to see how the shops you are considering rate as far as customer service. Also check RV Service Review .
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My vote is for the ready brute brake and tow bar system. It's rated for 8,000 lbs, fairly simple hook up and install. I have a '12 Sierra, and an '06 Jeep Wrangler both set up to tow behind MH. I used Blue Ox base plates on both vehicles, 2-3 hrs. for each one, but I took my time. I also hooked up an LED indicator light to the brake pedals so I could see that brake is working through rear camera. All is good and I hardly ever look at anymore, just an occasional glance. Good Luck! By the way I had the Blue Ox Patriot system, enough said.
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