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Old 03-10-2016, 02:02 PM   #1
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Have 30,000 miles + on my hitch. Does not show any signs of wear.
Am going to be in the area of the factory on late summer. Planning on stopping by to get the hitch serviced. Any suggestions on the procedure there. Just stop in, appointment or what?
Thank you for any advice in advance.
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Have 30,000 miles + on my hitch. Does not show any signs of wear.
Am going to be in the area of the factory on late summer. Planning on stopping by to get the hitch serviced. Any suggestions on the procedure there. Just stop in, appointment or what?
Thank you for any advice in advance.
What needs servicing on the hitch?? Bolts to frame tight.
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Clean and grease the pistons. Replace the worn plastic spacers (washers). Clean rust between connections. Replace worn spacers inside the ball. Kits are available from BlueOx dealers and this project takes between 1 1/2 to 2 hours.
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I had mine serviced at the Hershey RV show last Sept. It took the tech about an hour to do a complete overhaul.

I'd call and see if you can just drop in or need an appointment.

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If you plan to go to the factory in Pender, NE, make an appointment. That will get you one of their reserved, no charge, pull in front first sites with power and water - don't remember about sewer since we did not need it for the overnight stop. This positions you for the factory tech who will come to your site the next morning and completely rebuild, service and lube your tow bar for the price of one hour's labor. If you need fuel, there is a Cenex station at the south end of Pender, just north of the plant and RV park.

FWIW: We had well over 40,000 towing miles on our tow bar when it was serviced. Wear was negligible.
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If you plan to go to the factory in Pender, NE, make an appointment. That will get you one of their reserved, no charge, pull in front first sites with power and water - don't remember about sewer since we did not need it for the overnight stop. This positions you for the factory tech who will come to your site the next morning and completely rebuild, service and lube your tow bar for the price of one hour's labor.
That's great news and just excellent information. Thank you.
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If you plan to go to the factory in Pender, NE, make an appointment. That will get you one of their reserved, no charge, pull in front first sites with power and water - don't remember about sewer since we did not need it for the overnight stop. This positions you for the factory tech who will come to your site the next morning and completely rebuild, service and lube your tow bar for the price of one hour's labor. If you need fuel, there is a Cenex station at the south end of Pender, just north of the plant and RV park.

FWIW: We had well over 40,000 towing miles on our tow bar when it was serviced. Wear was negligible.
What do they charge for that one hour's labor?

I've had mine serviced at RV rally events and they charged $30 for the same job. At some rallies they come around to your coach and at others, like Quartzsite, they have a service tent where you drop off you hitch.
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What do they charge for that one hour's labor?

I've had mine serviced at RV rally events and they charged $30 for the same job.
If I remember correctly, it was in the $35.00 to $37.00 range, a bargain no matter how you cut it, especially when you consider the cost of an RV spot.
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What needs servicing on the hitch?? Bolts to frame tight.
Oh OK. You're talking Tow Bar . . . Got it . . . Sorry
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After they rebuild it make sure you look down the tube and make sure they put the jam nut on. That way you won't have to almost lose your toad like I did. Jim
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