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schubi

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Hi,

we, Stefan an d Anja from Germany (sorry for my bad english) want to do full time Rv from May.
Our Team will be an A Class Gas and a Jeep Wrangler from 2012-2016.
So i need Equipment for towing. Here my list:

Blue OX BX 1126 Base Plate 420 $
NSA RV Ready Brute Elite Tow Bar ( RB 9050) 1100$
Cool tech JK Tow Harness Deluxe Kit 150$

We decided to purchase the ReadyBrute Elite because i hope it is the simplest solution.(?) This mechanical action doesn’t require any additional electronics

Do you have any other ideas ?

Thanks

Stefan

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In some states you'll also need a braking system. There are many on the market. I have the Blue Ox Patriot Brake and like it, but there are others on the market that I'm sure are just as good.


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who I understood correctly, there ist a mechanical breaking System at the Ready Brute Tow bar.

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I think that tow bar has a Ready Brake mechanical cable actuated braking system included with it. I believe you are correct.


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Yes the Elite includes braking. I used their not-braked one for many miles and would get another. Add a hitch pin (or lock since your tow bar is not cheap!) and you should be all set.

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schubi wrote:

Hi,

we, Stefan an d Anja from Germany (sorry for my bad english) want to do full time Rv from May.
Our Team will be an A Class Gas and a Jeep Wrangler from 2012-2016.
So i need Equipment for towing. Here my list:

Blue OX BX 1126 Base Plate 420 $
NSA RV Ready Brute Elite Tow Bar ( RB 9050) 1100$
Cool tech JK Tow Harness Deluxe Kit 150$

We decided to purchase the ReadyBrute Elite because i hope it is the simplest solution.(?) This mechanical action doesn’t require any additional electronics

Do you have any other ideas ?

Thanks

Stefan


Stefan,
Well, your towing equipment is pretty much complete but, just for your information, I'm adding a link to the Hopkins tow harness for your intended Jeep. It's only ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS CHEAPER and, it works flawless. I and many, many others on here and other RV forums have been using it for quite some time with ZERO problems. Just something for you to think about.
Scott

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If you will be purchasing a jeep be aware that many people equip them with aftermarket front bumpers that have built in tow points, winch mounts, etc. so the baseplate may not be needed. I too have been shopping for a similar jeep to tow behind my motorhome, and out of the ones I have seen for sale locally so far about 30% are already at equipped with an aftermarket front bumper with tow points. This does not seem to significantly effect the price.

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Hi,

thanks for the answers. So i can save Money for the tow harness. If anyboby ideas so save more, i will be Lucky
Stefan

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