Go Back   iRV2 Forums > iRV2.com COMMUNITY FORUMS > iRV2.com General Discussion
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
Reply
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on iRV2
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 08-24-2015, 06:25 PM   #1
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Posts: 210
BlueOx Patriot Repair

So my BlueOx Patriot broke today. The claw came off the ball joint. For the life of me I can't figure out how this would go together or what is missing.

Anyone have any ideas?
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_1024.jpg
Views:	53
Size:	228.8 KB
ID:	104577  
__________________

__________________
Mickey Alberto
2016 Georgetown XL 350TS
Sour Lake, Texas
cmalberto is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 08-24-2015, 06:36 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
Fleetwood Owners Club
Spartan Chassis
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 296
If the unit is still under warranty call blue ox. If not call Russel as he repairs them for blue ox (860) 225-7884. He is located in CT.
__________________

__________________
Cbones is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-24-2015, 06:37 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
dennis45's Avatar


 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: BC
Posts: 6,444
Does this photo help?
The ball just snaps into the back of the claw.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	image.jpg
Views:	50
Size:	272.1 KB
ID:	104579  
__________________
Dennis & Carol
2003, 4006, 41' DutchStar, Spartan, ISC 8.3L W/BanksPower - 2013 Honda CRV, BlueOx Baseplate, Aventa Bar & Patriot Brake. And the 04 Bird, Sunshine Car.
dennis45 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-24-2015, 06:39 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
djbmsu's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Charlotte Harbor, FL
Posts: 1,806
Have you tried jamming it into the socket ? It has to float so there cannot be any pins to hold it in a fixed place
__________________
Don and Nancy
[2014 40QBH Phaeton, 2015 Buick Enclave, 2yr old sisters Sara n Kaycee, Havanese, Two Segways
djbmsu is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-24-2015, 07:09 PM   #5
Senior Member
 
dennis45's Avatar


 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: BC
Posts: 6,444
Looking at mine, I gotta ask the question. How in the heck did this happen? I tried to remove the ball and without some major force, it ain't happening. I can see how the threaded rod could come loose but how did the ball come out?
__________________
Dennis & Carol
2003, 4006, 41' DutchStar, Spartan, ISC 8.3L W/BanksPower - 2013 Honda CRV, BlueOx Baseplate, Aventa Bar & Patriot Brake. And the 04 Bird, Sunshine Car.
dennis45 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-24-2015, 09:55 PM   #6
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Posts: 210
Quote:
Originally Posted by dennis45 View Post
Looking at mine, I gotta ask the question. How in the heck did this happen? I tried to remove the ball and without some major force, it ain't happening. I can see how the threaded rod could come loose but how did the ball come out?
I have no idea...I used this morning. Then again this afternoon...Put the Patriot in, pressed setup, came back and had an ERROR condition - the next thing I see is the shaft sticking way past the brake. From there I saw the 2 disconnected.

I will go and try and jam back in.

I called Blue Ox - they are sending a repair kit - free, no questions asked.

We shall see. Thanks of the pick guys.
__________________
Mickey Alberto
2016 Georgetown XL 350TS
Sour Lake, Texas
cmalberto is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-24-2015, 10:23 PM   #7
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Posts: 210
Nope - no go - I even tapped with a light hammer - there is nothing in there to catch. I will wait patiently for my BlueOx care package arrives.
__________________
Mickey Alberto
2016 Georgetown XL 350TS
Sour Lake, Texas
cmalberto is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-25-2015, 11:24 AM   #8
Senior Member
 
dennis45's Avatar


 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: BC
Posts: 6,444
Quote:
Originally Posted by cmalberto View Post
Nope - no go - I even tapped with a light hammer - there is nothing in there to catch. I will wait patiently for my BlueOx care package arrives.

Glad to hear Blueox has responded. Two years ago I had the battery fail on mine while on our way to Alaska. They sent me a new unit to our next stop prepaid at a significantly reduced price and I returned the old one. Good service.

Looking at mine yesterday, I noticed the threaded connection into the rod was loose. I have not been in the habit of checking this but will certainly give it an eyeball from now on.
__________________

__________________
Dennis & Carol
2003, 4006, 41' DutchStar, Spartan, ISC 8.3L W/BanksPower - 2013 Honda CRV, BlueOx Baseplate, Aventa Bar & Patriot Brake. And the 04 Bird, Sunshine Car.
dennis45 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
repair



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Updates on Repair Work copilot Excel Owner's Forum 11 08-13-2015 05:39 AM
RV Collision repair advice D-S iRV2.com General Discussion 7 07-31-2015 09:45 AM
Leaky slideout damage repair slowmachine Monaco Owner's Forum 2 07-16-2015 07:23 PM
5er trim repair. dvkiel 5th Wheel Discussion 2 06-17-2015 05:21 PM
Patriot BlueOx Actuator Error Fredlef Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 2 05-18-2014 05:23 PM

» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 11:24 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.