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Old 09-20-2013, 12:29 PM   #15
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I have been using a Blue Ox Aventa LX tow bar for 6 years on two different motorhomes. If I had to do it again it would be a different brand. I know things wear out, but I have spent $350 in parts to repair this tow bar, the ball mount wore out and one arm had to be rebuilt even though I am a preventative maintenance fool and performed all recommended service and even had Blue Ox service it at a rally. In addition, their umbilical cords only seem to last a few years and then the insulation splits. Before I became so sour on Blue Ox I also purchased a Sport Loader for over $3000 to load my Harley into my toad which is a Dodge Dakota. I have had to replace the motor, control handle cord, and all rollers on that spending $400 on parts. In addition to all these mechanical issues, Blue Ox' powder coat is awful which necessitated repainting the Sport Loader which is stored inside my garage 8 months a year after about a year and a half and base plate on the Dakota due to peeling and rust. Calls to Blue Ox customer service were a waste of time, there was never any offer to assist only sell replacement parts at full boat retail.

I know people will disagree with me and that is fine, just answering your question and reporting my issues with Blue Ox. When I finally give up on these products I will buy almost any other brand.

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Old 09-20-2013, 02:07 PM   #16
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As others have said, and my personal experience with the service of Blue Ox is why I replaced the broken Blue Ox with the ReadyBrute....lifetime warranty. After towing with the Blue Ox and switching the the ReadyBrute, I can see why RB has a Full Lifetime Guarantee, it is twice the tow bar as the Blue Ox is and they are not afraid to back it up with the warranty. Blue Ox, no way!

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Old 09-23-2013, 05:27 PM   #17
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RB is huge compared to blue-ox.... maybe it is because RB is aluminum.

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