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Old 12-17-2018, 09:04 AM   #21
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Why is it called a Toad?
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Old 12-17-2018, 10:55 AM   #22
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Why is it called a Toad?
Because it is towed.
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Old 12-19-2018, 02:47 AM   #23
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You will need a base plate, tow bar, safety chains or cables, lighting hook up and and a braking system for your jeep.
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Old 01-16-2019, 11:59 PM   #24
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base plate, tow bar, brake system, light kit, 7 to 6 pin cable

Ready brute is the tow bar and brake system in one unit

Good luck. Jeeps tow great

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What kind of baseplate works good for ready brute elite and Jeep Wrangler?
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Old 01-17-2019, 12:44 AM   #25
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I had a Blue Ox baseplate put on mine!
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Old 01-17-2019, 01:32 AM   #26
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I used Roadmaster. 6 bolts, no drilling no removing bumper. Very easy install
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Old 02-13-2019, 08:57 PM   #27
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Bolt on vs Weld on base plates

What are everyone's thoughts on bolt-on vs weld-on base plates?

Any concerns with the safety/strength of the bolt-ons?

My local hitch guy says the bolt-ons are not good (obviously he wants to charge major $$ to weld on).

I'm really leaning towards the Roadmaster base plate and the Hercules (newer version of the ReadyBrute) tow bar w/ integrated surge brake.

Towing a 2016 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited w/ a 2016 Hurricane 29M.
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Old 02-13-2019, 09:18 PM   #28
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I used a bolt-on Roadmaster baseplate on my 2017 Wrangler Unlimited. It fit very snugly and the bolts are still tight as ever. I have driven about 13,000 with this toad and no problems whatsoever.
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Old 02-13-2019, 09:38 PM   #29
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What are everyone's thoughts on bolt-on vs weld-on base plates?

Any concerns with the safety/strength of the bolt-ons?

My local hitch guy says the bolt-ons are not good (obviously he wants to charge major $$ to weld on).

I'm really leaning towards the Roadmaster base plate and the Hercules (newer version of the ReadyBrute) tow bar w/ integrated surge brake.

Towing a 2016 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited w/ a 2016 Hurricane 29M.
I have used bolt on base plater on five different toads the last 23 years of rving. Never had one fail and haven’t heard of one failing. I would trust a bolt on over a welded one. Sounds like someone wants some extra money to me.
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Old 02-14-2019, 06:42 PM   #30
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Bought blue ox base plate and bar and brake buddy on local craigslist $600 moved base plate to 3 different jeeps, sold everything on craigslist for $500 when changed to tow dolly. Worked great,bought trailer light wiring kit at auto parts store $10 plugged into hitch on back of jeep ran wire along frame rail to front bumper wired to blue ox plug on bumper ,done electric runs backwards thru jeep to brake and running lights quick cheap and easy.
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Old 02-14-2019, 10:16 PM   #31
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Break-away required by law in CA?

Anyone know if the break-away is required by law in California?
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