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Old 08-23-2016, 03:38 PM   #1
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Tow bar maintenance?

Things that make you go hmmmmmmm.

Bought my Blue Ox tow bar used a few years back and has served me very well.

Being used, I have zero paperwork.

Other than keeping it covered when not in use, keeping it clean visually, and lubricating the moving pins and hinges I do see, what other maintenance is required.

Just read where others have their tow bars inspected (where?) I just continue to use mine.

Guess it's time to do something?
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The Blue Ox service people attend some rally's. Quartzite is one of them and for $35, they will inspect it, replace all bushings and lube it for you. I had mine done a couple years ago. It's like a new unit now.
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Do a google on a utube there are a few showing how to tear down clean and Blue Ox sells a repair kit, does yours have a lot of play if not just clean and lube it also a utube on that.
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The Blue Ox service people attend some rally's. Quartzite is one of them and for $35, they will inspect it, replace all bushings and lube it for you. I had mine done a couple years ago. It's like a new unit now.
Agree. A deal, and they inspect it to ensure all is ok.
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Things that make you go hmmmmmmm.

Bought my Blue Ox tow bar used a few years back and has served me very well.

Being used, I have zero paperwork.

Other than keeping it covered when not in use, keeping it clean visually, and lubricating the moving pins and hinges I do see, what other maintenance is required.

Just read where others have their tow bars inspected (where?) I just continue to use mine.

Guess it's time to do something?

Well Sir,
This all depends on your capabilities. I've had both of my Blue Ox towbars completely torn down for an inspection and maintenance. They're not hard at all. The spring mechanism for the locking handles is easy to disassemble and re-assemble. A couple of roll pins and a long extension with a large socket and, it's apart. Some inspection, analyzing, and some basic tools and, it's back together. Your choice.
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