The accessory kit That Comes With Our Packages Include The proper wiring with extra heavy duty harness between the motorhome and the vehicle. They suggested a deviation in his route to venture over to them. You need the correct sized punches to be able to drive them out of there holes. Please read the description carefully and confirm fitment and features via the manufacturer before ordering. Do you, or does anyone reading this thread know if there are kits for do-it-yourself people for tuning up the ball and socket type Blue Ox tow bars? It's the tow bar in quite a bit better shape then when I acquired it, that's for sure. Well, after goofing around with it for a day, it's all done and back together. The damage to the tow bar and related components was fair but, not substantial.
Fireup--wow--you did a great job of explaining this rehab, complete with great photos too. I could have and should have, just made them do it right and, they in fact offered to change the color to what I preferred. Blue Ox makes a great product and provides outstanding service. Anyone ferrying their Toyota to Japan for service? The rubber cover boots were still in good shape so, I re-used those. There's a fairly strong little spring in there that locks that main pin in place when the slide rod is extended all the way out for towing.
The tow bar is a versatile classic tow bar designed to tow vehicles up to 6,500 lbs. Basically a brand new bar. Another gent on this forum, had the same exact leak, in the same exact coach at almost the same exact time. I even added some of those nylon shims where they're not supposed to go, just so things are snug and are not as sloppy as they normally would be. It sure would improve buyer confidence in a brand. It took the better part of a whole day, just to get that ram out of there. Or maybe you can give others some advice? When we vacation, we go to areas where there is a lot of kid-friendly activities, and so far we haven't been able to combine that or simetimes the dates with any rallies that I've seen.
No more moving the dinghy around or using brute force, simply pull the handles up and release. A tow bar sized for the Gross Vehicle Weight of your vehicle also prevents a tow bar fatigue. Blue Ox makes all of their safe and easy to use base plates in their Nebraska plant. It sure would improve buyer confidence in a brand. Thanks Thunderfoot for the nice comments. If you have a large vehicle, The is a workhorse with a towing capacity of 10,000 lb.
As I've stated, it's really not that hard. And there was similar damage to another part of that connector bracket, the part that's directly attached to the slider arm. Blue Ox uses advanced design software and testing equipment to create the best on-road towing results in each Blue Ox base plate. But, back my man cave to the restoration. Standard Attachment Tabs; Install Time 1hr.
The sliders extend and retract with ultra smooth gliding. That means that Blue Ox Base Plates mount securely to the frame of your vehicle and provide easy and convenient installation and hook-up. As you see in the pics, some pretty good road grinding had taken place. Need a baseplate for your vehicle? It was damaged while towing the persons toad. Some parts will fit multiple models e. Scott This winter I packed up my Aventa and sent it back to Blueox for inspection and rebuild.
It's really not a hard or, even that technical of a project. Standard Attachment Tabs; Install Time 3hrs. We have not yet cataloged this product for fitment or product details and therefore cannot assume responsibility for ordering errors. Free Shipping on all Blue Ox Base plates Blue Ox Base Plates are specifically designed to fit each model of car or truck. As with anything mechanical, however, motorhome towbars require a certain amount of maintenance and will eventually, through age and use, require replacement parts to remain operational.
Roll pins are basically spring loaded dowels. Need to go really big? They are designed to make installation at home or your local car shop as easy as possible. If any of you would like to service yours or, need to replace parts, etc. And, they knew exactly the repair situation for that ram. Wonder if I could just order those parts and tune it up myself? Blue Ox ball mount tow bars are vehicle mounted tow bars that offer an easy low cost option for connecting your vehicle to your motor home. From the story I got, a weld had broken on the toads base plate and, one arm of the tow bar dropped to the ground.
I had to figure out how to re-position that spring. With a 10,000 lb towing capacity, it features a pintle hook along with collapsible legs for safer and easier coupling and Signature Series easy- release locking handles. The originals with the spring loaded locking tab are no longer considered safe by them. I'm jealous of you guys that have the time to drive to BlueOx or other factories for factory-level service. Options include the New lightweight that is made from rust free aluminum and has a towing capacity of 7,500 lb.
Anyway, enough blabbing for now. Page 8 in that manual shows the exploded diagram of the joint. Blue Ox is known internationally for its quality towing products, from tow bars and baseplates, to steering control systems, supplementary brakes, carriers, weight distributing and gooseneck hitches and everything in between. Statgeek, Well Sir, all you can do is try. Oh well, they offered a substantial discount on the estimated price because of their incompetence. Most importantly, the Ascent and the Avail are the only 2 Blue Ox tow bars that come with non- binding latches. That was a quick search.