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Old 02-20-2007, 05:58 AM   #15
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Hemi, I'm glad you found my first post helpful.

It sounds like your tow bar may need a little lubrication. Your installer sounds competent and should be able to inspect the tow bar for you.

When the levers are pushed down, the arms should move in and out with little effort. This motion allows hooking up without perfect alignment. When the arm is pushed in or pulled out all the way (sometimes it takes a firm tug at the end of the travel), the lever clicks up and locks the arm. After attaching the tow bar, my wife backs the toad to lock the arms in the fully extended (towing) position. This is a link to the instructions for the Aventa II Tow Bar so you can see how it should operate.
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Old 03-01-2007, 03:15 AM   #16
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Paz, Thanks again; I broke the one froze tow arm by tapping lightly on the face place end...it broke loose and thus now both sides work fine and I can lock and unlock with the lever arm.

I called blue ox support ... they told me to remove the rubber bellows and spread some lithium-based grease on the moveable part.

Next step is to get the face plate installed on the saturn vue, install brake buddy, wire up lights, .... and we can start towing.

While we have the new, used 2002 holiday rambler vacationer, we decided to keep our f-350/bigfoot for rugged camping...we may even tow the saturn vue but will have to get an extension tow system for that rig:

http://duedall.fit.edu/yellow/bigfoot.htm

Again, thanks, HEMI
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