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Old 04-16-2012, 11:38 PM   #1
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What's a good Towbar for a class A towing a RAM 1500

I need to get a tow bar to tow my Dodge RAM is there anything in particular to look for?
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Old 04-17-2012, 12:11 AM   #2
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Easiest to use are the ones that stay on the MH. I use the RoadMaster Sterling. BlueOx could also be good, but I've seen reports of them failing too. I've also seen reports on RoadMasters failing but it's been installation/maintenance problems like not checking the bolt torque as required.
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X2.......Roadmaster Sterling......Shop around when you buy. I found the base plates at one website, and the tow bar at another for a substantial discount.
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We installed the NSA ReadyBrute Elite towbar with built-in ReadyBrake on the coach we just bought. It is rated to tow 8000 lbs and the braking system is very simple but effective. We bought the combination for $854 with free shipping! I chose the Roadmaster XL baseplate with the 032 bracket because the bracket can be removed by pulling a couple of pins and there is nothing left protruding out the front of the vehicle. That was very important to my wife whose car we tow! We have only used it for one 500 mile trip but so far am very pleased with it. Good luck!
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The main consideration is to get one heavy duty enough for the toad. A Dodge Ram pick-up is heavy, so you probably need one rated for something like 8000 lbs. I like the Blue Ox Aventa LX (which i now have), but the Roadmaster All Terrain (which I had on a previous rig) is excellent too. Have no experience with the Ready Brute from Demco, so no comment there.
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I have a Blue Ox Aventa rated at 10,000# No problems
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Old 04-20-2012, 09:55 PM   #7
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Readybrute Elite here. Great towbar with integrated braking all in one. Cost effective and would handle your pickup.
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We tow our Dakota with an Demco Aluminator without any problems. Nice thing is you don't have to pull a groin when you want to move it or install it. I would highly recommend it.
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I have a (probably) stupid question but how do toad front wheels steer? Thanks.
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You need to leave the steering wheel unlocked - they follow the coach...pretty much have to,
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Old 04-20-2012, 10:29 PM   #11
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I have a (probably) stupid question but how do toad front wheels steer? Thanks.
Steering is not locked, it follows. Just forward, no backing up.
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And with the properly sized tow bar, you also need to consider the break away system and the brakes for the dinghy.

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I have a Blue Ox Aventa LX with a Tahoe Toad. SMI Air Force 1 No problems No worries Love it.
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ReadyBrute Elite towbar with built-in ReadyBrake

Would be my recommendation as well. I mean, you need to have the brakes on the Ram work.. So why not use the brake system with the intergrated tow bar?
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