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Old 09-27-2015, 11:26 AM   #1
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Blue Ox tow bar

Has anyone had problems with the split pin shearing from the rear of the tow bar arm? It has happening to me twice.
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Old 09-28-2015, 01:38 AM   #2
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Any chance you could post a picture of your problem ?
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Old 09-28-2015, 06:45 AM   #3
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Which model BO?
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Old 09-28-2015, 08:30 AM   #4
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10 years and 80,000 miles, no problem with my Blue OX.
Yes... picture or link please so we know what to look for. Thanks
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What are you calling the rear of the tow bar? Waiting like the rest for a picture. Thanks
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Old 09-30-2015, 12:09 PM   #6
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10 years and 80,000 miles, no problem with my Blue OX.
Yes... picture or link please so we know what to look for. Thanks
I think I attached a couple photos. Let me know if you didn't receive them.
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Old 09-30-2015, 12:32 PM   #7
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The only split pins I know of that are visible on my Aventa are the ones that retain the two Lock Release Arms. Can't think of any reason these pins would fail unless there was excessive force applied trying to release the locks.


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The only split pins I know of that are visible on my Aventa are the ones that retain the two Lock Release Arms. Can't think of any reason these pins would fail unless there was excessive force applied trying to release the locks.


http://youtu.be/ngapwE3lCSw

http://youtu.be/k9dg6z2wX0k
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Old 09-30-2015, 06:52 PM   #9
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Yes, I had the problem once on my Aventa tow bar.
Locks not fully engaged hit brakes and it will jam the sliding bar out the end.
I now check them closely before taking off.


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Blue Ox tow bar

I had the problem once as well. I was not in the habit of locking the arms before moving the coach.

Like spk64 said...make sure bars are locked. Hasn't happened since.

Replaced the pin with a bolt and nylon nut myself. $1.00
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Old 10-08-2015, 03:22 PM   #11
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Do you mean a roll pin?
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Yep. The roll pin was sheared off and gone. The cap was laying in place.

That was 2 years ago and it's been fine since. I check it every time. Paranoia lasts forever.
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Old 10-09-2015, 08:14 AM   #13
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I will check mine now on a routine basis.
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Old 10-09-2015, 10:37 AM   #14
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Hello all, quick question: do baseplates come specific to each model of jeep?
Are all baseplates for jeeps wired with that electrical input as seen on the video?
Also, does the jeep have a wiring harness to connect the baseplate to the turn signals and taillight?
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