Have time constraints about resolving this so not sure if time for any replies but thought worth a try.
I totaled our toad in a roll-over accident last week - long story but daughter made quick trip to help me get back home. The removable part of the tow bar was removed and stored with MH, but the portion that is welded to the car underneath went with the car. An auto auction facility now has car so we have little time to deal with this and it is out of state. Is it worth trying to hire someone to get that welded part off? Honestly, we don't want it ourselves as we are going to go with the Blue Ox hitch when we get another toad. We were just hoping to potentially sell the Stowmaster.
As I type this I am thinking about it more and think I'm answering my own question. It's probably not worth more than $275ish at most and to pay for someone to go remove it at auction yard, yeah - sounding like a pretty stupid thought as I think about it further!
Maybe a better thing would be just to put on ad on Craig's list on the off chance someone would want the other parts of the tow bar for a few bucks! Looks like an expense we are going to be eating, but I'm also thankful to be here to have this decision to make and with relatively minor injuries! Count my blessings and let it go!
Blue Ox seems to be the way to go as far as replacement. If any thoughts on brand otherwise, feel free to share. We were not fans of the Stowmaster. We had it because we purchased a toad with that already in place. However, in noticing others along the way, the Blue Ox looks to be a much more convenient setup.