To any Blue Ox tow bar owners:
Just recieved my Aventa LX today. I was getting all the info together to fill out the Warranty card when I noticed something peculiar.
Blue Ox makes the following statement on the Warranty card:
"Coverage and performance under the foregoing warranty is conditioned upon the original retail purchaser completing and returning the customer registration card to Automatic or registering via our website www.blueox.com
within ten days of delivery date and upon the original serial number being visible on the product and unaltered." (Automatic is the parent company, I guess)
What's odd is, the only place on the tow bar I can find the serial number is on an adhesive backed 1" x 3" paper mailing label (the kind you'd stick on an envelope) with the serial number (and a few other things) seemingly printed with a dot matrix or a low quality ink jet printer. I don't think there'd be much left of it after a day or two in the rain.
So, the warranty is only valid if the original serial number is visible on the product and unaltered, and it looks like the serial number has a low likelihood of surviving. Am I missing something?
If anyone out there has a Blue Ox tow bar with the same labeling method, how is it holding up? Is the serial number marked elsewhere on the bar?