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Old 10-30-2019, 01:13 AM   #1
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Tow bar cleaner

Roadmaster has tow bar cleaner but itís $23 and not available on Amazon Prime. What else can be used?

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Old 10-30-2019, 04:55 AM   #2
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https://www.amazon.com/Roadmaster-74...2429005&sr=8-1 CLICKY

Same stuff they include in their accessory package.

or if you can wait a week nonprime as you say for Their Cleaner:
https://www.amazon.com/Roadmaster-99...N0H0X1QFF9K03Z

I use T9 for jacks, slides, and tow bar. Give it a try.

https://www.amazon.com/BOESHIELD-Cor.../dp/B001447PEK
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I’m not talking about dry silicone for lubrication. Talking about a cleaning product.
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i use meguirs car soap and then rinse well with water, followed by a wipe down with wd 40 , acf50 or similar on the pin fittings


is this other soap some wonder cleaner?
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WD-40 causes the bushings to swell and may cause the bar not to slide freely. I had that happen to one and cost me $75 for a rebuild.
Dry silicon spray for me.
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If you're talking about general cleaning of the tow bar, don't over think this. Dawn dish soap will do just fine. It's just road grime. And Dawn's got great cutting power for all kinds of dirt/mud/debris/oils/ and more. Been using it for years.
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+1 for Dawn dish soap..
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I clean the outside with whatever I've got in a spray bottle. (409, Simple Green, etc) For the bars that go in and out I slide them out, wipe them with dry rag, then spray liberally with BoeShield. Then slide them in and out a bunch of times. The BoeShield will turn brown. Wipe off and repeat until clean. Then soak well with more BoeShield and wait until it's time to clean again. This has worked well for me for years now.

I also spray the towbar portion with BoeShield, twisting and turning to work the stuff into all the nooks.
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Have we reached the point of a specific cleaner for a tow bar? Why not degreaser at a quarter car wash?
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Have we reached the point of a specific cleaner for a tow bar? Why not degreaser at a quarter car wash?
That's why I stated "Don't over think this".
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That's why I stated "Don't over think this".
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I wasn’t trying to over think it. I noticed my bar was getting dirty and looked at my owners manual for maintenance and it was suggesting “ roadmaster tow bar cleaner”, without knowing if this was some magic $23 cleaner I was curious what others are using. My bar is only 11 months old, it’s covered all the time when not in use so this is the first time I will be cleaning and lubricating it.
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For my Demco Commander, I take the cover off and wash the bar and cover with car wash suds. I extend the bars and clean them with dry silicone. I allow them to dry in the hot sun before I put the cover back on.
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Had the same issue as Mr. D. Roadmaster recommended WD40 at that time, and the bushings did swell. RM set me a new set of arms and recommended using 409 for cleaning. Been doing that ever since with RM Silicone for lubing the arms.
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As I wash the coach, I brush off the tow bar. To specifically clean it, after washing it with the coach, I use Pledge. Cleans and polishes at the same time. Since Roadmaster uses incorporated cables, once or twice a year, I use some Oops to clean the cables. It makes them blue and shiny again.
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