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Towbars, Hitches and Braking Systems for your Toads, etc. Questions, concerns, or suggestions regarding what equipment to use to tow your Toad with are discussed here.

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Old 01-02-2020
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Default How to pick a Tow Bar for 1995 BMC 37

Need help trying to figure out which tow bar to get
Blue Ox , Demco Roadmaster is one better than the
other? is a good used bar ok,so many questions
Im just confused. Thanks

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Depends what you are towing, weight that is. But I like the Falcon Roadmaster.
Simple and reliable. If you are planing on having it for a few years, you may want to invest in a new one. However, you can probably find a used one in good shape for about half price.
Get factory tow hooks to fit you tow vehicle.
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IMMO, pick one from anybody you like, as long as it is rated for more than the weight than the vehicle you are towing.
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I have a Falcon tow bar that came with my Jeep. It works good. I found a good used Roadmaster All Terrain Tow Bar that I use now as it is easier to unlock when in a bind.

If you were coming to "Q" I would pack the Falcon Tow Bar to see if you wanted to buy it.

All seem to work well as long as used within their tow ratings. I prefer a Bus mounted tow bar that stays on the bus when the toad is disconnected.
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Buy new....... If you buy used you don’t know if it’s been abused.
I bought a used one once and it didn’t last. Never again.
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Major brand tow bars all do pretty much the same thing. They have different ways they hook to the baseplate in the toad, but they all sell adapters for each others' products. If you've already got a baseplate installed then just get that brand towbar and make your life just that much simpler.


I've got a Blue Ox towbar but when I bought my current toad it had a Roadmaster baseplate. I'm still using both as it was much easier and cheaper to purchase the Blue Ox/Roadmaster adapter kit than it would have been to either get a Roadmaster towbar or (horrors) swap out the baseplate.
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Thanks for all your Help !
Lots of great knowledge.
in this group.

Pat,(still Learning)
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At Q every year I get my 30 Yr old inherited Roadmaster Stowmaster inspected/serviced for FREE (+ tip $). Blue Ox now charges for this service. Dad never “abused” it and neither do I . When asked how long it will last, the Roadmaster guys say as long as it’s inspected every year & the coupling isn’t damaged... forever . They’ve called it their best all-steel “built like a tank” model (and it weighs like one). Will I “upgrade” when we get our next vehicle (likely a JL Wrangler)? Maybe, maybe not. Might just add a base plate and swap it over to whichever vehicle that’s hooked up . Dad added 3 American locks in place of the standard clips and 30 years later with many thousands of miles I’m still using exactly the same equipment. He would be happy .
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WOW 30 years and still going strong
they don,t make stuff like that anymore!
Thinking I might go with the Roadmaster
Thanks for the info.
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