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Old 04-30-2012, 11:43 AM   #1
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Blue Ox Tow Bar Service Tips


Many instances of tow bar failure stem from lack of routine maintenance. Largely out of sight and mind, until you need it, your Blue Ox towbar needs a little TLC at minimum once a year.

The attached "Tips" detail the steps and procedures. You will need to buy a few 8" quality Tie-Wraps.
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Thanks, I seem to forget that.
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Repair Tow Bar

When you rebuild the tow bar, do the bolts need to be of a special type?
How tight do the arms need to be?
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When you rebuild the tow bar, do the bolts need to be of a special type? How tight do the arms need to be?
I have not seen Blue Ox techs replace bolts. (unless they were really bad or damaged) I also have not seen them use a torque wrench. That said the bolts have to be tight enough so that a heavy drag exists and the draw bars are still being able to move using muscle power. The arms will loosen up on their own but don't tighten them so that the arms can't be opened by a normal person.
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