Which is the best base plate to use. I have a Blue Ox Aventa LX tow bar but appearently it is compatible with Demco as well. Are there any preferences as far as the install and cost to buy. Has anyone had problems with either.
We are satisfied with the Blue Ox system, Aventa LX tow bar and Blue Ox baseplates. No problems with either. Personally I would stay with the Blue Ox base plate so that you would not need an adaptor (if necessary). Detailed instructions for base plate installation are available on the Blue Ox website.
Beverley and Ken
2006 Winnebago Outlook 29B E-450.
2012 Honda CR-V AWD
Blue Ox Aventa LX tow bar and Brake Buddy Vantage.
One of the criteria I used in selecting a Blue Ox base plate for my ReadyBrute tow bar, was the mounting height of the tow bar. For my Toyota RAV4's, the Blue Ox height was within an inch of level with the coach receiver, while the Roadmaster and Demco base plates would have required using a drop adapter. Each brand/model of toad is different of course, so the point is to check the dimensions before ordering.