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Old 01-17-2016, 04:01 PM   #1
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I have a blue ox tow bar and tow plate towing a 1997 Isuzu Rodeo...I noticed on the last long trip...when I got home, one side of my tow plate connection area was lower than the other....could it be that my Blue Ox hitch isn't working properly and locked up on that side ? How can I check to see if my hitch is working properly ? thanks
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Have you had your bar serviced? Just had mine serviced at the super show in Tampa. They replace all plastic bushings, clean and re-lube the arms, remove bolts on the ball and clean then reassemble. Thirty minute process but very thorough.
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I too was at the Tampa show and dropped into the Blue Ox display to ask about a situation with my Aventa series bar. The head that attaches to the receiver was loose and immediate safety flags went up. I was asked to bring the unit in for immediate repairs and next day the unit was repaired at no charge. Now THAT is service
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I have a blue ox tow bar and tow plate towing a 1997 Isuzu Rodeo...I noticed on the last long trip...when I got home, one side of my tow plate connection area was lower than the other....could it be that my Blue Ox hitch isn't working properly and locked up on that side ? How can I check to see if my hitch is working properly ? thanks

Are you saying the Isuzu's base plate is lower on one side than the other? That sounds like something is seriously wrong with the baseplate and/or its connections to the Isuzu. If this is what you are saying, then please get it checked out before you put another mile on it. I sure don't want to meet your driverless Isuzu careening out of control and coming toward me.

If you are close to Pender NE take it to Blue Ox and let them look at it. Ops, I see you are in Florida. Take it to the RV show and see if Blue Ox will look at the truck.

Question: do you have toad brakes with automatic breakaway feature to stop the truck if it comes loose?
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Have you had your bar serviced? Just had mine serviced at the super show in Tampa. They replace all plastic bushings, clean and re-lube the arms, remove bolts on the ball and clean then reassemble. Thirty minute process but very thorough.
Any idea if the service is available at locations other than the RV shows. I'd like to have mine checked out - will probably call them to ask the same question.




I ran a search and found a couple of sites that kind of answer my question:
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