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Old 07-24-2014, 04:45 PM   #15
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Very Scary Tow Car Breakaway

Originally Posted by DGBPokes View Post
...........The spec from Roadmaster specified that on level ground the angle between the hitch and the toad connection needed to be 3 degrees or less. My first installation was quite a bit more than that.

So, even if an "authorized" guy is doing something, it doesn't always mean it is done right.

I recall reading that spec when I set up my Element for towing a couple of years ago. Three degrees over a span of 5-6 feet is barely perceptible. I immediately realized a simple rule of thumb: if your tow bar looks off-level, its wrong.

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