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Old 07-01-2014, 01:01 PM   #29
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Old 07-01-2014, 01:05 PM   #30
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Blue Ox, Aventa 10,000 lbs. excellent service.
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Old 07-01-2014, 01:08 PM   #31
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Are you absolutely sure you can tow the Fiat 4 down? Don't trust the sales person to be knowledgeable. Ask to see the manufacturers specification book. It should tell you whether or not it can be towed 4 down. A friend of ours has a Fiat that has to be towed on a dolly. They use a Roadmaster 2000-1 dolly.

So far everyone who has responded either tows a different vehicle ore doesn't show what they're towing in their signature. Be absolutely sure it can be towed 4 down before buying any towing equipment.

x 2 Hikerdogs! Totally agree with your sage advice!
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Old 07-01-2014, 01:09 PM   #32
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Blue Ox baseplates, Aladdin towbar, and Patriot brake for pulling my 3500 lbs toad laden with gear.
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Old 07-01-2014, 01:18 PM   #33
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I look at the Baseplate mounting instructions for the simplest one to mount for that particular vehicle !
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Old 07-01-2014, 01:33 PM   #34
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Blue Ox Aventa II 10K tow bar and Roadmaster Brakemaster brake system for 11 years/90k miles. Toad #2 . I service the tow bar myself annually, or have it done by Blue Ox techs at a rally.
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Old 07-02-2014, 05:30 AM   #35
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Update to earlier post, Blue Ox tow bar and Blue Ox base plate with Brake Buddy work great for pulling Fiat Sport. However, after pulling 24 mi the radiator overheated because someone at the dealership left the car in 1st gear. Don't know the damage done yet. Car has to go to Fiat, towed, but it does start and moves from street to garage. There's a longer story here about taking it back three times to get the brakes set better....it wasn't the brakes.
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Old 07-02-2014, 07:47 PM   #36
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Just installed the Blue Ox Aventa LX and base plate on a 2006 Honda Civic (standard trans). Tows great, but I followed the instructions and installed 4" drop receiver on a 40' Mountain Aire DP so that the tow bar would be level. The 4" drop receiver lengthened as well as put a slope on the whole setup and now the bar rubs on moderate dips, not on the highway, but when going on and off the roadway. I'm tempted to redrill the tow bar to shorten the overall length before the pivot point on the Aventa. I'm sure this will void the warranty, but probable so does scuff marks on the bottom of the tow bar. Anyone ever done this?
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Old 07-02-2014, 08:38 PM   #37
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Master Tow Dolly with electric brakes. I bought it on Craigslist for $900 & replaced one tire for $80. Works well towing our 04 Focus behind our 08 Workhorse/Winnebago Sightseer.
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Old 08-25-2014, 08:15 AM   #38
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Falcon 2 tow bar, Roadmaster base plate, Even Brake and found someone on Craigslist selling the whole set up except for the base plate for $500 and it is taking me a long time (week) to install it due to health but had some help from a friend installing the base plate. I have to hurry though we are leaving Wednesday 8/27 to go on a trip. Brake light kit coming in today but the guy I purchased it from came with wires so I have 90% done already. Front door latch broke yesterday and new one won't be here till Thursday and the wife is coming Friday so she is going to bring new one and I will replace it at the CG.
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Falcon 2 tow bar Roadmaster base plates and SMI Stay-N-Play duo
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Does anyone use Even Brake?
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Does anyone use Even Brake?
I use one. I use the Blue Ox Aventa 10K and Roadmaster EvenBrake. So far no issues with either and would buy both again.
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Update to Fiat Sport pulled in gear

Approximately $8000 later the Fiat is usable again. Car had 310 miles on it, now the engine will be 310 miles less than what the odometer shows. Dealership paid for everything. You don't even know it's back there when it is pulled properly. Pulling with a Minnie Winnie 25b with a Ford E350 chassis.
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