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Old 06-29-2014, 11:02 AM   #1
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Tow Bar Cover

I've been thinking about an inexpensive cover for our tow bar. I know some people are using the bags from their folding chairs but I wanted something more resistant to sunlight and also water proof to prevent rain from washing the grease out of the tow bar arms. So I went to my local plumbing shop and found a short scrap section of 10" pvc pipe that works great. I drilled 2 holes in it so I can use a rubber stretch cord to hold it on the tow bar. I don't bring the pipe with us when using our mh, that's one drawback to this, but for storage when home this works.
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Old 06-29-2014, 02:46 PM   #2
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I have the Blue Ox cover for my tow Bar. Designed to fit, has Velcro closures, etc. I put a couple small bungee cords around it to keep it securely in place when traveling.
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DW purchased about 1/2 yd of vinyl to make a cover. Sewed in a shoe lace for closure and total time sewing was about 15 min. Total cost $5. Can get remnants very cheap. Velcro closure will also work well.
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I have the Ready Brute cover. That I use when traveling. I like you idea of the 10" pipe. At this time I remove the whole hitch when home.
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Old 06-29-2014, 04:47 PM   #5
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When we travel I use a folding chair bag. When we are home the bar comes off and is put away. The Blue Ox tech, who re-did my old Aventa @ the Tampa show, told be it is best to store them inside or at least in a bay.
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I use the blue ox cover for my Blue Ox bar as well. When on the road towing the car the cover goes in the car, nice and secure.
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Old 06-29-2014, 06:30 PM   #7
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I have the Blue Ox cover for my tow Bar. Designed to fit, has Velcro closures, etc. I put a couple small bungee cords around it to keep it securely in place when traveling.

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We use the Blue Ox Tow Bar Cover as well for our Aventa LX 10,000# tow bar. The cover is stored in a convenient adjacent basement compartment.

When we return home and when the coach is stored, the tow bar is removed and secured in the same compartment along with the locking hitch and base plate pins, the safety cables, the breakaway cable and the umbilical cord, etc.

Works well for us!
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I use the Blue Ox cover, my tow bar stays on the Coach. I do have it locked on.
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I have one on my road master all terrain 2 10,000 ) $35 seems cheap for a $1,100 tow bar plus it looks good.
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