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Old 06-17-2013, 12:14 AM   #15
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Originally Posted by thirdwall View Post
I should rephrase my original question to this:

When you are driving the MH without the toad do you leave the towbar attached to the MH?

Sorry for the confusion.
We don't. If we don't tow the Jeep, we leave the towbar home. In fact, when we take the moho to the storage facility the towbar stays in our garage.

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Old 06-17-2013, 01:06 AM   #16
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I guess we're odd ones too as we will usually takes ours off if we are going somewhere without the toad. DH wants to keep it clean and shiny so he prefers to subject it to the road grime and spray as little as possible. He's weird that way. When at a campground or if we have to make short trips without the toad, we'll leave it on and covered.

Remember to use a good hitch pin lock, if you're leaving it on ...just in case.

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Old 06-17-2013, 07:35 AM   #17
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For this discussion there are 3 types of tow bars..

My Blue-OX remains on the motor home all the time. (That is when I have a towed, it's in storage just now but I hope to put it back where it belongs soon)

Some models (Some Roadmaster) stay on the car.

And the "A" Frame models.. Depends on the car (They are often just secured with bungee if you have a jeep but on other cars that does not work well).

Both Blue Ox and roadmaster tow bars are designed to be "Stowed" on one or the other vehicle.. Though I'd remove a Roadmaster from the car if the motor home was going to be parked "long term". Easy to remove.
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I had the Demco Excalibar(sp) tow bar and it has the "silent" hitch. That is, there is a square bar stock with a spring that goes inside the receiver hitch. When it is placed in the MH Receiver the pin screws into the piece inside the channel of the hitch causing a very tight non-rattle connection. the other side is a keyed end. Pretty darn hard to steal. Left it on all the time.
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We leave our ReadyBrute towbars on the MH all the time. I too use a locking hitch pin. I remove the electrical coil cable but leave the safety cables with the hooks attached to the clevis' of the towbars. Works for me!

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