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Old 12-09-2015, 06:48 PM   #1
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Anybody Carrying this Type of MH Towbar

Country Coach installed this towbar in our basement.

It is supposed to connect to the generator slide area and allow a ball hitch to connect and tow the MH.

Ours has never been used.

Are we the only ones who still carry around this 110 lb boat anchor?

Or, has somebody actually used their tow hitch and my turn may be coming?

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Old 12-09-2015, 10:41 PM   #2
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I left mine at the CC shop two years ago. We had the coach towed twice, and both tow operator refused to use it. Also, they did not have a ball that would accept the tow hitch. It would be much better as a boat anchor!
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Old 12-09-2015, 10:53 PM   #3
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We have a friend that still carries it around. He actually had to use it one winter in Kansas
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Old 12-09-2015, 11:46 PM   #4
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So buy a boat to go with the anchor and stay out of Kansas in Winter?

Thanks guys. I guess I am not the only one, but among the few.
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Not sure if it would make a good anchor, doesn't look like it will snag on to the bottom. (-:
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I don't have one but have the receivers in the generator slide. I did see this picture awhile back.

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Geez, what does that tell you about the confidence they had in their product if they provide an onboard towbar!...

Just kidding!.... That is actually pretty neat. Was that an extra cost option? It appears that you had to remove the generator slide fascia?
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Yes, the facia has to be removed but that step does not appear to be complicated.

If I still had the big acrylic shield up front, that thing would have been a challenge to remove and store while being towed.

I think I will remove the hitch so I can carry an unmounted spare in that compartment.
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We still carry the tow bar. Hope we never have to use it.
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Old 12-14-2015, 06:39 PM   #10
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Wow, I'd question if the thing is beefy enough and long enough to clear the rear of whatever is doing the pulling in a tight turn.
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I vote for the spare in lieu of tow bar. Having a spare recently saved my bacon. Replacement tire was two days delivery time, but having spare meant only a two hr delay and ordered a new tire at next campground. Would not be without it. 15 yrs, 2 blowouts, one lost tread on dual. Last sidewall blowout on steer while parked for lunch stop, 4 yr old tire. Lucky us!
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Old 12-14-2015, 11:08 PM   #12
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I have carried a spare for 14 years. Never have needed it.

This time there was so much tread left on my 8.5 year old Bridgestones that either the hitch has to go or the spare tire cannot be carried.

The tire won.

Maybe my fuel mileage will jump up 0.0006 mpg.
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