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Old 07-04-2013, 07:26 PM   #1
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Falcon 5250 Repair Kit

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I have an Falcon 5250 Towbar that is 11years old and was showing its age in that one arm was hard to extend with the bushing sometimes coming out with the arm. I downloaded the instructions from the website and felt I could do the tear down and rebuild.

Since I don't get to any rallies, and wanted to get this fixed I ordered the repair kit from Roadmaster. ($50.00 with postage) The kit contained everything to replace parts that wear and age out at stress points on the arms.

The instructions were great and had pictures with each arm having about 25 steps in tear down and replacing. Once the arms were apart, I found them extremely dirty inside the square tubes. Cleaned them like shotgun barrels and sprayed them good with silicon. No problems at all in following the directions and best of all no parts were left over like some of my other projects.

The tow bar is as good as new and no special tools were needed. About a 2 hour project working as slow as I did.
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Hello,

I have an Falcon 5250 Towbar that is 11years old and was showing its age in that one arm was hard to extend with the bushing sometimes coming out with the arm. I downloaded the instructions from the website and felt I could do the tear down and rebuild.

Since I don't get to any rallies, and wanted to get this fixed I ordered the repair kit from Roadmaster. ($50.00 with postage) The kit contained everything to replace parts that wear and age out at stress points on the arms.

The instructions were great and had pictures with each arm having about 25 steps in tear down and replacing. Once the arms were apart, I found them extremely dirty inside the square tubes. Cleaned them like shotgun barrels and sprayed them good with silicon. No problems at all in following the directions and best of all no parts were left over like some of my other projects.

The tow bar is as good as new and no special tools were needed. About a 2 hour project working as slow as I did.
Isn't is nice when things go right? I've done things like that for my whole life and it's always a pleasure when you're done, there's no parts left over and, the unit you worked on, works good and without issues. Nice job.
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Thanks for the post Dave. My 5250 is showing its age, 15 years, and is a bit cranky now and then. I didn't even know about the repair kit. Sounds like a fun project for next winter.
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Keith,

Glad to be of help. I have gotten so much help here I am happy to give back. The Falcon is as good as new and I have a bit more knowledge of how the tow bar works.

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I went to the Roadmaster website and couldn't find a parts department or parts list. I broke the internal locking mechanism on one of my Falcon 2 arms and ordered a repair kit from another source. Looking at my towbar though, for the life of me, I cant figure out how the tube comes out. Hope the instructions help! Any websites you may have would be appreciated.
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