Originally Posted by PatTom
I have not been able to find a company in the Greater Los Angeles area that performs a breakdown and servicing on an Aladdin tow bar. Mines about 9 years old, been used a lot I want to have it looks at by someone that does this as a service. Any suggestions for the LA or Southern California area?
This may or may not help you. I've got both the Aladdin and the Aventa tow bars. I've had both of them disassembled all the way down to the last nut and bolt and roll pin. With the exception of the locking mechanism to keep the extension arms out, the rest of the disassembly and or, re-assembly is actually very easy. Inspecting them or, all the parts, is really nothing more than a good visual of each and every part. That's not very hard at all.
The locking mechanism is actually very primitive but, it works quite well as it's designed. Below, you'll see pictures of the Aventa but, it's almost identical to the Aladdin. In all reality, the only real difference is that the Aventa is steel and the Aladdin is Aluminum.
Anyway, if you feel it's not within your grasp or abilities to take on this kind of service, I most certainly understand. It takes a couple special punches and a few other tools.
But, I installed the Nylon shim kit in both of the Aventa and the Aladdin when I had them apart. You can obtain those shim kits in many places.
Anyway, take a look at what they look like, all broken down.