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Old 06-16-2013, 09:03 AM   #1
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Can you keep towbar attached when not towing?

Can you keep towbar attached when not towing?
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I never remove mine. I have a cover that slips over it to protect it from the weather. Mine is mounted on the RV.
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I always leave it on the MH. I use a folding chair cover to cover it from the weather.
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I never remove mine. I have a cover that slips over it to protect it from the weather. Mine is mounted on the RV.
Same here.
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I never remove mine. I have a cover that slips over it to protect it from the weather. Mine is mounted on the RV.
Me as well.
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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.
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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.
Yes! I installed my towbar on the motorhome in 2007. It has never been off wheather towing or not. Just be careful to attach the elec. cord so that it does not drag the ground.
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Yes! I installed my towbar on the motorhome in 2007. It has never been off wheather towing or not. Just be careful to attach the elec. cord so that it does not drag the ground.
Ditto. However I take the elec cord off. No need to keep it on.
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Ditto. However I take the elec cord off. No need to keep it on.
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I keep mine on all the time. I do have a locking pin to prevent theft. I guess a $750 tow bar could be attractive to someone.
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I take all safety cables off and it's good to go. Never had a problem. If I am going long distance I do take it off though, but most if the time, if I'm not bring the car I use the hitch haul in it's place. I did make a cover for the tow bar out of marine vinyl with a closeable draw string ( cord lock to keep it closed ) to keep the weather off it while parked and driving. Made my own after seeing the price they wanted for the factory covers.

I also always have a locking hitch pin in it.
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When I had my A's I left it on because I seldom travelled without a toad. I had a cover that covered all cables and wires from the weather. Had a custon cover made and I always locked my bar on.

Now that I have a B+ and don't always take a toad on trips. I make it clean back there. Nothing to hit my shins on either. I have a drop adapter and a ready brake (all are locked on) but it is sticking out quite a bit and does make parallel parking in tight spaces more difficult by extending the length of your coach and it does create a lower drag point when going in and out of steep driveways.

So it depends on the cirumstance to leave the tow bar on or take it off. Essentially, no toad and the bar is left in my garage. Take the toad and it generally stays on for the entire trip.
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