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Old 05-09-2021, 09:34 PM   #15
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I looked primarily at Blue Ox & Roadmaster.
The deciding factor was the tow-loop adapters to hook to my Jeep: Roadmaster adapters were just under $100/set, and Blue Ox wanted over $300.

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Old 05-10-2021, 05:56 AM   #16
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I've had a Roadmaster and now Blue Ox.
I would go back to RM in a heart beat and recommend others do the same. RM has the new design that eliminates the clunky cross bar in front of toad which was a big negative for some.
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I would never buy anything Blue Ox made again.
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Old 05-10-2021, 09:44 AM   #18
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Just setup our 2021 Trailblazer with RM brackets and Lighted Nighthawk tow bar. Love the easy set up and no cross bar needed.
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Old 05-11-2021, 08:42 PM   #19
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Ready Brute with Wrangler TJ

We use a Ready Brute tow bar with our 2000 Wrangler TJ behind our 2004 Phoenix Cruiser 2350. very simple to connect/disconnect. Tows like a dream.
I also have a wired full time rear view camera to keep an eye on the TJ and TPMS to monitor what is going on back there.

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Just to clarify, the ReadyBrute Elite is made by NSA and they have great customer service. They overhauled my towbar for no charge and I wasn't even the original purchaser.
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I've had a Roadmaster unit - hated the disconnect process because the damn thing would never release unless you used the 'prybar' to depress the release buttons. Towed fine but just a pain to release.


Now have a Blue Ox Ranger aluminum unit that came with the MH. It is MUCH easier to connect / disconnect than the Roadmaster ever was. Plus less conspicuous on the towed vehicle when disconnected.



Not sure why all the bad comments about the Blue Ox gear, but so far I'm a fan.
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I've had a Roadmaster unit - hated the disconnect process because the damn thing would never release unless you used the 'prybar' to depress the release buttons. Towed fine but just a pain to release.


Now have a Blue Ox Ranger aluminum unit that came with the MH. It is MUCH easier to connect / disconnect than the Roadmaster ever was. Plus less conspicuous on the towed vehicle when disconnected.



Not sure why all the bad comments about the Blue Ox gear, but so far I'm a fan.

Here is why some of the bad comments:
https://www.google.com/search?client...+towbar+failer


I have had a Blue Ox and Roadmaster and they both release but with the longer release handles on the Roadmaster it release with less easier.
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For me most of my negative feelings about Blue Ox have came from the numerous tow bar failures reported online, along with the fact that the Blue Ox company position is that all failures are due to customer abuse, and their ever decreasing service life where they will not service tow bars over 8 years old now, was 10 years a couple of years ago, and no age limit before that, along with their ever escalating service charges.
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Old 05-17-2021, 01:50 PM   #24
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I just did my research and then decided on Roadmaster all terrain tow bar and a Blue Ox baseplate with an adapter kit. Easier to hook up and fewer parts. Adapter was kind of pricey but worth the convenience.
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I would recommend the ReadyBrute Hercules from NSA. 12,000 lbs rating, built-in ReadyBrake, and lifetime warranty! Also, the lowest cost combo on the market that I am aware of!
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