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Old 01-11-2012, 02:43 PM   #1
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Which tow bar is best for Corolla

New to the flat 4 towing and I picked up a 94 corolla to tow behind my damon intruder motorhome, I have looked at the blue ox and Roadmaster tow bars - my question is the mount plate by the two companies, one (blue ox has the mount plate very low under the bumper of the car and seeems to be hidden more when the A-frame is removed. The Road master brackets are like J brackets and come more up in front of the bumper and can be seen more.

I like the looks of the Blue OX being hidden more but I know from reading on this forum that the higher up and level the A-Frame tow bar the better the car tows (straighter).

I was wondering if anyone has used either unit on a Corolla and what they liked and disliked from the two different tow points. - Again I really like the hidden bracket of blue ox but looks are not worth anything if the car zig zags all over the road behind the motor home.

Please let me know what you have experenced - I need to order the brackets and tow bar in the next week or tow but want to order a good one

Thanks !
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New to the flat 4 towing and I picked up a 94 corolla to tow behind my damon intruder motorhome, I have looked at the blue ox and Roadmaster tow bars - my question is the mount plate by the two companies, one (blue ox has the mount plate very low under the bumper of the car and seeems to be hidden more when the A-frame is removed. The Road master brackets are like J brackets and come more up in front of the bumper and can be seen more.

I like the looks of the Blue OX being hidden more but I know from reading on this forum that the higher up and level the A-Frame tow bar the better the car tows (straighter).

I was wondering if anyone has used either unit on a Corolla and what they liked and disliked from the two different tow points. - Again I really like the hidden bracket of blue ox but looks are not worth anything if the car zig zags all over the road behind the motor home.

Please let me know what you have experenced - I need to order the brackets and tow bar in the next week or tow but want to order a good one

Thanks !
You might also ( if you haven 't already ) check into what has to be done to flat tow. As I recall, Toyota's can't be flat towed without modifications such as a Remco Trans pump or a driveshaft disconnect.
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Old 01-11-2012, 04:50 PM   #3
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I towed a 91 Camry with the Roadmaster "J" Type, and a Stowmaster 5000. It towed fine, but when the Stowmaster was removed and only the base plates were on they were ugly and a real knee knocker if you weren't careful. I have the Demco base plate on the Odyssey and it is hardly visible wihout the MH mounted tow bar. Either should work fine as long as the TB is level, you can use a lower/higher stinger. The Camery was a 5 speed.
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Personally I think it is six v/s half dozen with Roadmaster / Blue Ox, I have Blue Ox. I can't say anything bad about either company.

Try Ready brute,, with Ready brake, and that way you get added braking from the towed.
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New to the flat 4 towing and I picked up a 94 corolla to tow behind my damon intruder motorhome, I have looked at the blue ox and Roadmaster tow bars - my question is the mount plate by the two companies, one (blue ox has the mount plate very low under the bumper of the car and seeems to be hidden more when the A-frame is removed. The Road master brackets are like J brackets and come more up in front of the bumper and can be seen more.

I like the looks of the Blue OX being hidden more but I know from reading on this forum that the higher up and level the A-Frame tow bar the better the car tows (straighter).

I was wondering if anyone has used either unit on a Corolla and what they liked and disliked from the two different tow points. - Again I really like the hidden bracket of blue ox but looks are not worth anything if the car zig zags all over the road behind the motor home.

Please let me know what you have experenced - I need to order the brackets and tow bar in the next week or tow but want to order a good one

Thanks !
Sorry forgot to state - yes it is a manual trans car
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I am towing my 2006 Corolla with a Blue Ox with no problems. I towed my last Corolla 4x4 for over 70,000K with the same tow bar. Nothing ugly or dangerous hanging on the front of the car.
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Another vote for Readybrake RV Tow Bars and RV Surge Braking Systems for Car Towing - NSA RV Products
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05 corolla manual trans ?

Got the demco base plate
Got the tow bar below


Tow Bar - Adjustable Tow Bar w/ 5000 Lb. Capacity

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Anything anyone else can think of, my first toad?
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I use the RoadMaster unit as it has the crossmember that adds strength to the frame attachment points. A little ugly but easy to take off if you want.
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