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Old 02-16-2013, 07:19 PM   #1
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Blue ox reassembly question

I just bought a used blue ox aventa tow bar and when I got it the guy took the main bolt off to separate the air or shipping.

I looked at the blue ox instructions and got all the spacers in the right spot but does anyone know what the torque of this main lot should be?

I appreciate any feedback
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Old 02-16-2013, 07:53 PM   #2
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See if this video will help you out.

Blue Ox Towing - How to service a Tow Bar - YouTube

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Thanks for the vid this nailed it!
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Thanks for the vid this nailed it!
Great video. Did you look at tools required? Wonder how many back yard garages have all those tools? Lets see, air wrench $100. Tank to run it $1000. Interesting.
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Agreed but I am the exception to that rule having been an auto tech for 15 years
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Great video. Did you look at tools required? Wonder how many back yard garages have all those tools? Lets see, air wrench $100. Tank to run it $1000. Interesting.
If you do most of your auto maintance through out your life you will have the tools to do this, Air gun price a little low, compressor way high, Craftsman 150# compressor-$350.00. I just rebuilt mine last fall, got the rebuild kit from e-trailers and what a differance in towing when everything is tight again. The biggest tool needed that cause problems for some is the 1-1/16" socket.
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If you do most of your auto maintance through out your life you will have the tools to do this, Air gun price a little low, compressor way high, Craftsman 150# compressor-$350.00. I just rebuilt mine last fall, got the rebuild kit from e-trailers and what a differance in towing when everything is tight again. The biggest tool needed that cause problems for some is the 1-1/16" socket.
We run a ranch and have all those tools but not sure everyone has them in their garage. We also need big sockets for farm equipment work. Plus leaf springs on my MH takes 1 1/8 inch socket. We buy those large sockets as needed. They aren't cheap.
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We run a ranch and have all those tools but not sure everyone has them in their garage. We also need big sockets for farm equipment work. Plus leaf springs on my MH takes 1 1/8 inch socket. We buy those large sockets as needed. They aren't cheap.
The other option here is to package it up and mail it to Blue ox for a rebuild,$$$$$$$$ I had someone I know mail his in but I never asked what it cost, could not be cheap, shipping would be terrible plus labor and parts. Most folks do not have the tools or do thier own maintance, I agree. I am just FLOORED when I read folks paying $600.00 for a Coach chassis service not including the genset......WOW
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Thanks for the response everyone

The bar is in good shape no rebuild needed just needed to know how tight that pivot bolt needed o be and he link provided was perfect
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