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Old 01-02-2007, 05:56 PM   #15
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We have the Blue Ox Aventia II and love it. Easy to hook and unhook. No problems.
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Old 01-02-2007, 06:30 PM   #16
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We had the same Aventa II for the last two motorhomes. It was great so we decided to get the new Aventa LX (barely made the new name change ) after looking at it's construction. I didn't think that the spherical ball design was a big benefit over the Aventa II because the "II" never bound up so why should I need the "LX" ball design? But when I found out how it keeps it's tension I was impressed. The "LX" has belleville washers (stacks of concave washers that acts as tensioning springs) to keep constand pressure. As things wear out they keep self-adjusting. When they are finally loose it's a simple one bolt task to pop in a new set. After 4 years and 50,000 miles on the Aventa II I did have to replace some bolts and shim washers eventually. No complaints because I pulled 4,660 lbs over some tough stuff (and lots of it pretty vertical ) but I feel that the "LX" design is even better. You can get either one at RVupgrades, which is where I bought mine from.
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Old 01-03-2007, 03:55 AM   #17
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THANK YOU Mark for your fact filled review of the Alexu....ooops the Aventa LX tow bar...

Since there were a lot of topic posts that jumped in at the time you posted this,I wanted to it so everyone might have the chance to read your review...

Mark is one of our more "technically minded" moderators and is the author of some WONDERFUL reviews on various RV related stuff....

THANKS MARK!!

(He even promises to update his pic to his NEW coach when he gets the chance to go out west and take one of his "now famous" breathtaking pics with the coach in the foreground.)
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Old 01-03-2007, 05:11 AM   #18
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<span class="ev_code_BLUE">Blue Ox</span>



While I was attending a rally recently, the Blue Ox Destination America tech actually came out and "found me" and adjusted my tow bar right on my site. As far as I know Blue Ox is the only company that sends out as many teams as they do to the greatest number of RV rallies and shows across America that are attended by folks that tow vehicles.

Blue Ox supported our 2006 National Rally in TN as well by sending us a sales team and a tech.

When buying a Blue Ox product you can forget about warranty and service issues as a primary concern because even in the after warranty period they will continue to service your tow bar. You could almost say it's a lifetime warranty.

The primary benefit is that Blue Ox makes great towing equipment.
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Old 01-03-2007, 02:39 PM   #19
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by rebelsbeach:
.............(He even promises to update his pic to his NEW coach when he gets the chance to go out west and take one of his "now famous" breathtaking pics with the coach in the foreground.) </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Okay, everyone has been asking about when they'll see pictures of it. I just can't bring myself to taking a "driveway shot" so I dug into my archives and "Photoshop'd" three pictures together.




That'll have to do until I can take some "reel" pictures.
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Holy Cow that is one big Eagle. I hope he doesn't drop any surprises on that beautiful coach.
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by javajelly:
Holy Cow that is one big Eagle. I hope he doesn't drop any surprises on that beautiful coach. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>



DON'T BACK UP MARK!! Looks like you're on the ledge!!

When my belt was busted I'd have told you the eagle left a big brown turd.....
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We really like our coach so it's not for sale. Therefore, I won't let anyone place a deposit on it - even eagles.
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I saw my buddys' Blue Ox tow bar break as he slowly rounded a corner in a RV park, towing a Jeep Wrangler, not a heavy vehicle. He got a discount on another Blue Ox, was told the old one was "defective". I went out and bought another Roadmaster.
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Beautiful coach. Looks like you lost your passenger side mirror in the 'chop.'
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