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Old 03-13-2014, 08:03 AM   #1
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One arm of Falcon Tow Bar sticks

I have a RoadMaster Falcon All-Terrain tow bar, bought it new in 2005, and it has performed very well. I keep it clean, even remove the small square rubber plugs from the forward ends of the stainless arm enclosures to rinse out any muck.

Lately, however, one of the arms has become difficult to slide in and out of its enclosure . . . pulls out fairly well, but is kinda tough to slide back in. The first two-thirds slides in fairly well, but gets more difficult for the last third. I've attempted to determine if it has been bent, but it looks fine with a straight edge up against it.

Any ideas what's up? I've tried a bit of silicone, which helps a little, but not for very long.

Thanks for your help.
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I have a RoadMaster Falcon All-Terrain tow bar, bought it new in 2005, and it has performed very well. I keep it clean, even remove the small square rubber plugs from the forward ends of the stainless arm enclosures to rinse out any muck. Lately, however, one of the arms has become difficult to slide in and out of its enclosure . . . pulls out fairly well, but is kinda tough to slide back in. The first two-thirds slides in fairly well, but gets more difficult for the last third. I've attempted to determine if it has been bent, but it looks fine with a straight edge up against it. Any ideas what's up? I've tried a bit of silicone, which helps a little, but not for very long. Thanks for your help.
At the opposite end from the black plastic caps are bushings that may need to be replaced. The rebuild kit part no 910003-85 from roadmaster is about $75 as I recall and comes with the bushings as well as all the other washers, bolts, nuts and new end caps to rebuild the tow bar. I had to order a 5/8 Allen to remove the stinger bolt but some use a 1-1/8 bolt head.
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At the opposite end from the black plastic caps are bushings that may need to be replaced. The rebuild kit part no 910003-85 from roadmaster is about $75 as I recall and comes with the bushings as well as all the other washers, bolts, nuts and new end caps to rebuild the tow bar. I had to order a 5/8 Allen to remove the stinger bolt but some use a 1-1/8 bolt head.
Perfect! Thank you for the info.
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