Originally Posted by P21932
I guess I need to ask them if that can install their invisibrake system with a Blue Ox towbar.
You can use any supplemental brake system with any towbar. The two are completely independent systems. There's no need to keep everything the same brand.
I went with the Roadmaster towbar because I did my research beforehand and discovered:
1 - Blue Ox Baseplates mounted two inches lower than the Roadmaster baseplates on a Honda Fit (below
the bumper, not in line with it), so I'd need a two inch drop hitch to keep a Blue Ox towbar level. The drop hitch would have been an extra expense, plus the drop hitch would have changed the already shallow "departure angle" on my Airstream Interstate so that it may have dragged the ground every time I came off the mountable curb at the end of my apartment complex's driveway. The Roadmaster baseplates allowed the towbar to be level as-is. This is importantó the towbar should be as level as possible for best results, no matter the brand.
2 - I didn't want to use an adapter kit to make Roadmaster baseplates work with a Blue Ox towbar, although an adapter kit was
available. The adapter kit would have been an extra cost that I didn't need.
3 - The Blue Ox baseplates required extra drilling in order to mount them on the Honda, while the Roadmaster baseplates mounted with no extra drilling, using existing holes in the Honda's frame to add tension connectors to the bumper. This would be a non-issue on a Jeep.
4 - I had never heard of Demco at the time. Blue Ox and Roadmaster were the only brands I knew of that had kits for a 2013 Honda Fit.
5 - I found a YouTube video of a Roadmaster baseplate installation on a Honda Fit, so I knew exactly what it would entail before I ever bought mine.
Having said all of that, the geometry of the Jeep is completely different from a Honda Fit, so my reasons for using the Roadmaster towbar will not apply to you. I gave you my reasons in order to illustrate an important pointó other people's recommendations depend upon the motorhome/toad combination they're using, and may or may not be valid for you. While we can offer advice, there is no substitute for doing your own research.