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Old 04-02-2019, 05:04 AM   #1
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tow bar recommendations

Looking for recommendations for a tow bar to pull a f150.

Was looking at the blue ox 10,000 lb, but was wondering if any one had a favorite, or a major dislike of one brand or another. All seem similar to me but I have no experience with any.

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Old 04-02-2019, 07:29 AM   #2
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tow bar recommendations

I use a 10k lb blue ox towbar. No complaints.

I tow a Ram 1500 crew cab.


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Old 04-02-2019, 10:00 AM   #3
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I use the 10,000 lbs Blue Ox tow bar without any issues. It allows connection and did connect even if not perfectly aligned or on uneven ground. Very simple to use and the connection hardware comes off the baseplate so nothing remains on the front of the truck.
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Old 04-02-2019, 04:04 PM   #4
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I think it’s pretty hard to go wrong with any of the major brands, but as mentioned take some time to review ease of hook/unhook, what’s easy to steal when you’re using it running around, etc. I use a roadmaster all terrain and like it, but have also seen some styles/ brands that I’ve seen folks wrestle with when the ground isn’t perfectly level.
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Old 04-03-2019, 12:02 PM   #5
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I have the Blue Ox 6500 lb. set up and it works great for us. No complaints
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Old 04-03-2019, 12:04 PM   #6
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Kenny Kustom from here on FRF opted for the Roadmaster Nighthawk:
Roadmaster Nighthawk Tow Bar – illuminated is better | Learn To RV
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Old 04-03-2019, 03:05 PM   #7
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Just had the nighthawk installed... The installer was VERY impressed with the advanced features of the device. Really simplifies the cable management and the lights are an additional safety feature.. He stated it would be his new "standard recommendation"...

That being said, the only negative he had to say was that it only supported 8000lbs of towing capacity... I am towing a Honda Element so that is over twice my vehicle weight so I know I have a big safety margin..

BTW - I also had them install the RViBrake equipment and tire pressure monitoring... The RViBreak actuates super FAST within 1/2 second.. I really like the remote monitoring and think that their secure WiFi connections is right technology....

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