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Just had a blue ox system installed on my ford f150 total cost $2,645. Installed  into rv receiver hitch and on the road again!

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On 6/16/2020 at 4:48 PM, wayne77590 said:

Just re-read this thread and I have to disagree with you Brett. It was a Proctologist and he installed it by going up the muffler.

Friends had their 2015 Wrangler set up by a local reputable RV dealer (not CW) and the install for everything including a portable braking system was $4,600.

I just did my 2020 Equinox Premier with a Demco baseplate, Roadmaster Nighthawk tow bar, Demco Stay-IN-Play permanent braking system, RVi Towed Charger, LED tail light diode wiring kit,  tow bar cover, two locking hitch pins, a 4" dual drop hitch,  two tow bar pin padlocks, wire loom to contain all of the wiring and spent about $3,700 on parts out the door, almost all with Etrailer. Shipping was free but the state sales tax was not.

Ray

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You can save some money by looking for used equipment. I found a Blue Ox tow bar and a Brake Buddy for under $500.00. I spent $35.00 to have the towbar rebuilt and certified by Blue Ox at a rally before I had anything to tow 4 down. I also saved  some money by negotiating the base plate and wiring on the toad when I bought my 2014 CR-V. So my CR-V came from the dealer ready to hook up and go.

Bill

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$5400 wow. I took my 2015 Ram eco Diesel to a local independent muffler installer, he installed the kit on the truck, the proportional air brake lines, break a way, for $300

i then went to a local shop that specializes in automotive electrical, and had him install the diodes for the brake lights for $150

i was present during both these installations and I wasn’t that complicated.

My experience with Camping World is love and hate.

try contacting a mobile rv repair company 

don't pay   Camping World.

look for used tow bars on Craig’s list. I bought my 10,000# road master tow system that way, purchased the kit for the truck from e trailer, they are great, and they have great Ytubes on installment of everything they sell.

Bob

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Bob.  Welcome to the Forum!

Thanks for the info. I agree fully!  I  don't use a base plate, I bumper pull my toads.

Carl C.

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10 hours ago, manholt said:

  I  don't use a base plate,

Ditto! Seeking another Jeep soon, that will be set up the same way.

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I just spent over $3,000 for the hardware to tow our Wrangler and I probably will end up with spending a few hundred more before I'm done. Roadmaster hitch, RVi brake controller, Blue Ox wiring kit...no baseplate as the Jeep has a towable bumper, but needed adapters to attach to the d-ring mounts. Doing all work myself.

Edited by RVwriter

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Welcome to the forum RVwriter. 

I don't remember what my total cost was because I bought the tow bar and brake buddy used and negotiated the installation of the baseplate and wiring when I bought the CR-V. 

So RVwriter, do you wright? Also just a tip. If you add your rig and outher info to your signature it will help to get better/faster answers. See manholt's above.

Bill

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