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Old 01-04-2011, 11:58 PM   #1
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Demco Aluminator feedback please

I have recently lost most of the use of my right arm and need a lighter tow bar. I am looking at a Demco Aluminator Tow Bar (9511007) to tow an Acadia 4700lbs bar is rated at 6500lbs.

Appreciate any feedback pro or con.
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First, I have found Demco to be a great company with great products. I have the Demco Excaliber tow bar and have had wonderful success with it towing a Ford Edge (4100pds.) My friend has the Demco bar you are asking about and he swears by it. It is much lighter than mine and he tows a Ford Edge as well. I don't think you will be dissappointed. Go for it and if you need any assistance call them as they are very helpful and nice.
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14,000 plus miles towing an 08 Outlook with a Demco Aluminator. The bar is ralatively light and very easy to use.

Our only issue has been that the pivot points are getting very tight. It is a fine line between having the pivots tight enough to maintain position while setting up and too tight to move easily.
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I have over 25000 miles with the Deco Aluminator and pleased with it also. I did replace the bellows because they had been left exposed to the elements for too long a time. No fault of Demco just my lack of keeping the cover on.
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Thanks for the feedback, I have decided to go with the Demco Aluminator.
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Don't know your experiance using a towbar so here are a few tips. Keeping the extending portion of the arms clean is very important. I have a routine of wiping them down before collapsing to the store position. I also lube them ocasionally with dry silicone. No matter what they will eventually need to be taken apart and cleaned and the locking lugs relubed with an anti-sease lubricant. No special tools are needed and a fairly easy DIY. I believe the instructions were included.
Don't forget to make sure they are fully locked in the extended position before towing. I have seen the results on several towbars of different manufacturers and the results arent pretty and probably quite costly. Enjoy your travles
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Thanks Harold it's easy to forget some of those things. I've been around a long time and used my current tow bar for over 6 years. Problem is I'm now 6 years older too and my body has been less reliable than my towbar so I need a lighter one.
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