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Old 07-22-2006, 05:47 PM   #1
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I am new member from Louisiana. I have a new 2005 Holiday Rambler Vacationer on WorkHorse chassis. I am currently in Ohio going to Elkhart In for warranty work. I have a stow master to pull my Dodge Dak and am not satisfied. Have seen Blue Ox on coaches. Hitch is left on coach. Any comments or suggestions? Also am thinking of getting steer safe or something like it, that will help in case of front tire blowout. Does it help. I travel alone and don't like to take chances. Thanks
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Old 07-22-2006, 05:47 PM   #2
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I am new member from Louisiana. I have a new 2005 Holiday Rambler Vacationer on WorkHorse chassis. I am currently in Ohio going to Elkhart In for warranty work. I have a stow master to pull my Dodge Dak and am not satisfied. Have seen Blue Ox on coaches. Hitch is left on coach. Any comments or suggestions? Also am thinking of getting steer safe or something like it, that will help in case of front tire blowout. Does it help. I travel alone and don't like to take chances. Thanks
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Old 07-23-2006, 02:26 AM   #3
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ladyrvr66, welcome to iRV2.com. We are glad to have you join us here and we look forward to reading of your adventures and experiences. Congratulations on the new Vacationer. I am sure you will enjoy both it and the forum. I am very please with the Blue Ox Avanta II tow bar. I had a Steer Safe on a previous coach and had no problems but also never had a blow out to test how well it controls the steering in that senerio either. I have heard from others that they felt is was worth the cost.
You will find we are a group of fun loving RVers that like to help each other where we can. Any questions you have, just ask. Good luck and stay safe.
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Old 07-24-2006, 01:57 PM   #4
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Welcome ladyrvr66 to irv2
Just want to let you know that after owning 6 MH's never had a blowout. If you get your coach weight and proper tire inflation you should have safe travels also. If your tow is causing you tracking problems that maybe another story.
There is a forum below on towing that may help you and you can also goto find just above to get more info for towing.
Enjoy the forums be safe and congrats on your new coach.
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Old 07-24-2006, 08:15 PM   #5
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Welcome LadyRVr66, From RI. As for steer safe I never had one on my coach. But did have a blowout on left front at 55 mph had no problem stoping coach safeley, did a lot of damage but did steer very well, it was a 88 pace arrow on a p30. But a little extra saftey never hurt.
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Old 07-25-2006, 04:07 AM   #6
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We have a 2004 Dolphin by National RV also on a workhorse chassis and tow a 2006 Honda Accord using the Blue Ox Aventa II tow bar and have had no difficulty unhooking since another RVer gave me a tip. Have the toad in a straight line behind the motorhome and the tow bar releases easily. If it is not, then pressure on one side or the other will make releasing that side of the tow bar very difficult. This year I also added the Blue Ox safety steer. Like you, I simply wanted to feel safer driving down the road if a blow out does occur. Have not had tire problems, but consider it insurance. It also helps a lot if you accidently run off the shoulder or get passed by a large truck. The safety steer lets me feel more in control, and I like that feeling.
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bkorne, THANKS for the Blue Ox tip,I've found the same straight line unhook to work as well...

Congrats on your second post!!

Those of us that attended the recent iRV2 National Rally in Sevierville, TN were treated to several vendor seminars, one of which was a seminar by a traveling team of Blue OX ambasssadors...
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