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Old 09-06-2016, 02:09 PM   #15
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Watching this thread. Thx for sharing all info.

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Old 09-06-2016, 02:15 PM   #16
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Originally Posted by Velroc View Post
Miracle Miracle Miracle

Chand called me and their going to refund the Monies for the new Tow Bar, and they want the old tow bar to inspect and their going to pay shipping.

Just amazing what a post will do. I suppose I should give some of refund to charity??

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We really hope you can share the report (if there is one) from BlueOx.

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Old 09-06-2016, 02:27 PM   #17
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I was at the Blue Ox factory in July. Beautiful free campground, great staff who refurbished my tow bar, totally positive experience.
We were at the factory in May 2017 and we had the same experience as describe above. In fact, they replaced a damaged part (which I bent) at not expense to me. Our BlueOx has about 40,000 miles of towing. So our experience with BlueOx CS has been terrific.
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Old 09-06-2016, 02:41 PM   #18
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My Blue Ox Aladdin bar wore out at 4 years and about 20000 miles. They told me no warranty on wear. They gave me some credits toward an Aventa but I still believe it wore out too soon. Since then I have read of a few other on here with the same failure.

If I had known about their warranty policy I would have purchased Roadmaster.
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Old 09-06-2016, 02:48 PM   #19
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Wow, a lot happened in an hour.
Agreed, and though he was granted a refund, no public thank you, or even an admission that he may have jumped the gun a little with his nastigram.
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I don't think this break started off as a hairline crack, but was a rapid failure. But it never hurts to continually check things over, when your hooking up.
Look at the third picture. This was cracked 1/2 to 3/4 of the way around for some time. There is significant rusting on all but the bottom 1/4 of the weld. Don't know how it looked, so no way of telling if it would have been discovered by a visual inspection. But you can't find it if you don't look. Follow the manual, perform the visual inspections, and do the periodic rebuild. Too much possible damage to ignore.

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I agree with Retired-Jake. This was not a rapid failure. As a jet engine mechanic for 22 years and a accident investigator, this looks like a slow progressive crack by looking at the pics. Although this is not the idea way to investigate anything, the tremendous amount of rust concerns me. It would be interesting for Blue Ox to send a report on what type of a failure. A fatigue or stress crack?
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