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Old 09-22-2016, 01:17 PM   #1
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What system do you use for TOAD??

Hi and thanks for your time I value your comments and replies.
I just bought my first TOAD vehicle. Eight 2010 sabaru outback all-wheel-drive.
I'm getting ready to tow behind my class c RV and wanted to know what system you use and why also what braking system do you use and why.

Thanks Andy

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Old 09-22-2016, 01:22 PM   #2
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I pull my toad with a Roadmaster Sterling All Terrain.
It is very strong and can handle almost any car.
The think I like the most is that it has a great swivel point and no matter what angle/ ditch you drive in it will still pull the toad solidly straight.

The only other that folks will talk about is BlueOX which as something similar.
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Old 09-22-2016, 01:38 PM   #3
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I'm using the Roadmaster Sterling All-Terrain along with the Roadmaster Invisibrake. It was important to me to have a system that could easily be managed by one person and also minimized setup.
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Old 09-22-2016, 01:50 PM   #4
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I am using the Blue Ox tow setup with their Patriot braking system and like it so far. I haven't used any other so I can't make a comparison. One thing I do like is most of the Blue Ox equipment that is on the TOAD is hidden where there seems to be a large crossbar that has to be attached when using the Road Master.
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Old 09-22-2016, 01:56 PM   #5
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I use the Roadmaster Falcon 2 with InvisiBrake.
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Old 09-22-2016, 02:05 PM   #6
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Blue Ox Avail with the Kar Guard II a little over 2.5K miles now and not one rock ding on the Jeep.

I think I could unhook from the Avail if the Jeep was canted at a 45 angle! Great tow bar.

For brakes we use the SMI AirForce One.

Solo, I can hookup/unhook and be ready to roll in under 10 min (and that is counting the time it takes for me to electronically shift the Jeep transfer case to neutral/drive)
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Old 09-22-2016, 06:01 PM   #7
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Same as GMACKLEM- Blue Ox towBars with Patriot Braking. Nice easy set up I also use magnetic tow lights. We travel with the bicycles on the back of the toad and and if their covered you cant see the tailights
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Old 09-22-2016, 10:06 PM   #8
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What system do you use for TOAD??

Demco with an RVI2 brake for my 2014 Subaru Outback. The Outback was purchased new and Demco stepped up with a connection pan. Worked with dealer and Demco to get a pan built. I liked the Demco, price, support design and USA made. Brake system, small, 3button press setup, works well.

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Old 09-23-2016, 12:42 PM   #9
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I use the NSA ReadyBrute Elite RV Tow Bar. It has a built-in braking system that is simple in design and execution as it simply has a cable attached to your brake pedal that pulls on the pedal when you are braking in the RV. This is my 3rd different type of tow bar/brake setup and the one I like best of all.
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Old 09-23-2016, 12:49 PM   #10
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X2 or more on the Demco. I have used it for three seasons it it tows straight and is easy to hook and unhook.


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