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Old 07-07-2013, 01:16 PM   #1
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What tow bar do you use with your Lincoln MKX?

We just bought a 2010 Lincoln MKX and now need to get a tow bar installed on our 1999 Newmar DP4080 Mountain Aire. If you have a similar rig/toad set-up, what did you use and why? Also, as I ask the dealer for a quote, what is the approximate price I should budget for the tow bar and installation?
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Tow Bars come in many models and prices.
You will need a Baseplate, Quick Disconnect Tow Bar Base Assembly
wiring kit, safety cable, brake system for toad, etc.
Camping World can sale you a comlete set up and install it all.
You may get by for around 3K to 4K depending on what tow bar you want.
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Old 07-07-2013, 04:23 PM   #3
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I use Roadmaster Falcon because i had it for my Saturn Vue. Use the same one for 2012 Wrangler. I installed base plates on all 3. Roadmaster has great instructions for installation. You can see instructions on Roadmaster site if you want to check it before you decide to install or have plates installed. I have installed, or helped install plates on eleven toads. It is not difficult. Good luck on whatever you decide. Gene
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I use Roadmaster Falcon because i had it for my Saturn Vue. Use the same one for 2012 Wrangler. I installed base plates on all 3. Roadmaster has great instructions for installation. You can see instructions on Roadmaster site if you want to check it before you decide to install or have plates installed. I have installed, or helped install plates on eleven toads. It is not difficult. Good luck on whatever you decide. Gene
Thanks Gene; Assuming my trailer brake system from the previous owner that towed a vehicle is fine, what was the rest of your system worth?
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Towing an 08 MKX

Blue Ox Aventa LX Tow Bar with a Blue Ox base plate.

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Koresample,
I just had a BlueOx baseplate put on my 2013 Lincoln MKX. I believe that the same baseplate is for the 2010 (BX 2625) but the BlueOx web site will indicate which is which. I also decided to go with the BlueOx Aventa LX tow bar. I also had the light kit installed. In my case i had the AirForce one braking system taken out of the Saturn and installed in the MKX. Total $$ was a little of $2k for everything. Without the braking system I was quoted $1800. The place that installed my base plate and light kit took 5 and 1/2 hours. You may get buy a little less expensive if you purchase all the materials yourself and then find an installer.

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