Originally Posted by pedalbob
I have a Trailhawk with adaptive cruise control ordered. It is sitting in Winnipeg on its way to B.C. I am confident Roadmaster will have a bracket for my Trailhawk in the next short while. They are asking for both a Limited and Trailhawk with adaptive cruise control to come to their headquarters to be fitted for a bracket. See link
Roadmaster Inc. - Tow Bars, Braking Systems & RV Accessories
Check out the instructions for installing on the Trailhawk without adaptive cruise control.
I will be having the dealer install this.
My install for my Honda Fit was just as complicated, the dealer did a great job.
Be interested to see what Blue Ox comes up with.
I did look at the Roadmaster instructions - very messy. We (meaning a son with is an BEng (Manufacturing) and MEng (Mechanical) installed them on our last two toads (well, I supervised
. Tahoe was very easy other than one Blue OX screw up and we had to trip around the tow hook area, but the Escape took longer and we had a lot of parts laid out on the floor of the garage. The frame of the Tahoe is so strong it didn't need the cross support and that made things much easier - pull out the tow hooks, drill one extra hole on each side, slide in the baseplates and bolt in with Loctite, then put safety cables on and that was it.
My son was in Japan on behalf of Ford working with Mazda for six weeks when they designed the common product so he was somewhat familiar with it. He is NOT volunteering for this one. If BO comes through we are going to Pender in May and will let them do it. We contacted them last summer (when it looked like we'd get an early delivery - ha ha - and agreed we'd head right to their plant as soon as we got our car. That meant a free installation and a free tow bar.
Frankly, I'll be happy with a good clean installation and a fair price. We'd also like to sightsee for a few days in Nebraska.