Blue Ox Patriot and Tow system - updated
Just in case I am missing something...here is where I am at. Also showing costs so people can see what to expect for setting up a toad. If anyone sees something that is wrong, unsafe, missing etc please let me know!
I got a few quotes from places to install and about had a heart attack...they want a killing on mark up for parts and for labor...i was ok with labor but apparently its not worth their time to work for 115 an hour...
1. Blue Ox Patriot brake controller - bought used from local person on Craiglist, everything works when i tried it out, all parts, box, manuals = 475 bucks
2. Towmate RVHW32 light kit...now this is interesting. Its a wireless transmitter from RV, but runs a power cord to truck, draws extremely low amount of juice as LED. It has magnet mounts...I knew that my aluminum F150 was going to be an issue, so brother is making me a hitch with a flat plate to use to mount it on. Thought about some other methods to secure but settled on this one as being the simplest. 249 bucks plus his time and materials for plate.
3. Blue Ox Alpha tow bar, 6,500 weight, cost me 550 or so on Amazon. Bought together with base plate....wanted about 80 bucks to ship the two parts, so signed up for prime as I had let it expire, got it for free that way.
4. Blue Ox Baseplate for F150, $350.
So total that up and im at....carry the 2, divide by 4....around 1,525 for all plus paying him about 250 to install the bracket on truck for me...so just under 1,800 bucks and im not sure how I would get cheaper than that.
I think my quote for just the Alpha Bar and plate was 1,600 plus tax to install from one place, and other quote was 3,400 plus tax...
They dont make this cheap to do...