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Old 07-18-2014, 07:53 PM   #1
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Binding Roadmaster All Terrain

My tow bar was binding so badly that it was essentially unusable. Here is how I finally fixed it. The bracket on the end of the arm can be removed (can be difficult!) by unscrewing it. After that the shaft can be pushed out the back of the arm after removing the rubber plug. Mine was bound so badly that it required hammering to remove.
The problem turned out to be the 4" sleeve in the arm was too snug. I was able to hone it out with a brake cylinder home and it is like new again. I used to hook up and then drive off and feeling the jerk as the arms reached their limits. Apparently this process caused the sleeve to swell until the whole mechanism bound up.
Perhaps this story will help others who are experiencing this problem

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Old 07-19-2014, 12:22 PM   #2
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Darrel I would call Roadmaster about the problem, they have always been easy to work with when I called, I also had a problem with one of their tow bars and recieved everything to rebuild at no cost a few yrs ago.

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Old 07-26-2014, 12:24 PM   #3
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I also had to service my Roadmaster. They sent me new bushings and wear parts. Even after installing the new bushing it was so tight I had use a mallet to get it to move. The cause was some corrosion on the id of the tube where the bushing sits. Removed the bushing, removed all the corrosion, hit it with a bit of paint and reinstalled the bushing. Works easily now!
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i bought a falcon all terrain with a problem to retrack, of course very cheap. i took it part, cleaned and lubed, then welded the lobe on push lever a little taller. ever since it worked like new. the cs at roadmaster was very helpful.
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