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Old 10-01-2012, 10:13 PM   #15
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I chose Blue Ox because of the hidden receivers. I have no regrets.
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Old 12-24-2012, 05:14 PM   #16
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demco Xcalibar model 9511006

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I use a Demco Excalibur rated at 10400 lbs. I feel secure knowing its holding less than half the weight of my toad, a Honda Odyssey.


Hi to all

We have had our coach now for a year and loving it, the coach came with
an Xcalibar model 9511006 rated at 8000# by Demco.We just purchased a Jeep Liberty . My stupid question is do we have to install a base
plate made by Demco, or will my new little Liberty with say a base plate
by Blue Ox hook up to my Xcalibar ???????????
just learning so not sure

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Old 12-24-2012, 08:20 PM   #17
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Remco, Blue Ox, Roadmaster all make adapters that might fit your exact case. Just contact them to see what will work.

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Old 12-24-2012, 08:32 PM   #18
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I chose Blue Ox because of the hidden receivers. I have no regrets.
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Craigslist - watch for any of the brand names units - save a bunch of money... IMHO.
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This is what I did. Payed $250 for a Blue Ox Aladdin that retails for $750. LINK

Then I bought the base plate and electrical from etrailer. Best prices around.

I did the bulb and socket kit LINK and the 7 way to 4 round pigtail and receptacle. LINK

I tow a 95 2DR Tahoe so my installation was S-I-M-P-L-E. Took me about 30min total.
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I purchased an Blue Ox Aladdin tow bar and brake buddy Vantage on Craigslist from the same individual. Bought a Roadmaster tow plate with adapter, also on CL. Purchased a wiring kit from eTrailers and had a local muffler/brake shop install the tow plate w/wiring. All including labor for around $1,400. You may want to look on eBay listings by individuals.
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I went Blue Ox all the way including the Patriot brake system
Is working fine and easy to hook up and unhook
A question to the CRV owners. The manual says to restart car after 8 hours of towing. My question is do I have to run it through all the gears or can I let it idle in neutral for a few minutes?
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I went Blue Ox all the way including the Patriot brake system
Is working fine and easy to hook up and unhook
A question to the CRV owners. The manual says to restart car after 8 hours of towing. My question is do I have to run it through all the gears or can I let it idle in neutral for a few minutes?
Needs to be run through the gears, just like getting it ready to first tow, and it's 8 hours on the clock, not towing time so a stop for lunch/shopping/etc counts.
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