I'm a bit behind on my to-do list so I'm sure I can't get this done in time for our spring trip, but I'd like to get the ball rolling if a viable alternative to DIY exists (since our DIY list is languishing).
Anyone know of a company you'd recommend for set up of a toad in the Denver, Colorado area? We're interested in either the Unified Tow Brake or the ReadyBrute Elite surge brake system.
Toad: '96 2-dr RAV4
Baseplate: Came with the toad, but missing pieces? Based on prior posts here, it is likely a RoadMaster (link to my post). I only have what is attached to the vehicle. So, if something other than the tow bar slides into those square brackets in the base plate, I'm missing those pieces.
Towbar: Do not own one yet.
We were going to do this ourselves. Time got away from us. I've been watching on CL for a used set up, but never saw any close enough to purchase. So, my frugalness may lead me to paying full retail + installation if I want it done quickly. Oops!
Any reputable dealers or other suggestions? I think it's light enough to tow w/o a brake (~2,600 lbs), but I was planning on being conservative and installing one.
Call Roadmaster and ask for Support. Get an email address from someone in Support & send them photos. Ask them to identify the brackets and provide you with a parts list of what is needed to complete the baseplate assembly. If you know what non-Roadmaster towbar you will be using, ask them if they have an adapter for the towbar (the assumption being that their adapters page may be dated).