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Old 03-07-2016, 07:41 AM   #1
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Tow bar talk.

In researching tow bars and such, there are almost as many options as there are Rv options!

Rigid bar. Cheap. Basic. Works?

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Adjustable bar. 3-4 times the price of the rigid bar.

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Is there more to them than that?

The adjustable gives more flexibly when hooking up. Stores on the mh when not in use.

The rigid has to be spot on to hook up. Then you have to store it somewhere when not using it.

Tow receiver.

I understand, the tow bar should be parallel to the ground, correct?

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Old 03-07-2016, 07:50 AM   #2
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The tow bar should be parallel to the ground.

With the Blue Ox tow bar and base plate there is tremendous flexibility when hooking up. Does not need to be on level ground. Very easy to attach and quick. Another advantage to the Blue Ox is that when all is disconnected you see nothing remaining on the front of the car.
I am very pleased with the Blue Ox set up.

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Old 03-15-2016, 10:59 PM   #3
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We've been towing for years with a Roadmaster Blackhawk All-terrain towbar set-up and firmly believe that the extra $$ were well worth it. When the toad and the motor home are both on level ground, no, the tow bar does not have to be exactly level. Roadmaster provides info on how "unlevel" it can be. We first towed a Honda Fit and now tow a CRV, a much higher vehicle, but are within specs. If the tow bar does slant too much, that's simple to correct with a dropped or raised hitch insert for the motor home - readily available. Can't say if this is better or worse than the Blue Ox, but I know there's nothing I'd change on the Roadmaster. One bit of free advice - get a really good auxiliary brake servo unit for whatever car you decide to tow. It's required in many states and will save you from so many handling and potential damage issues. Best of luck!
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