Originally Posted by garyb1st
Your tow bar connectors look similar to the ones my hitch guy recommended. Beefier than the Blue Ox connectors and connect to the stout tabs on my Rockhard bumper. Only problem, they're less than the minimum width. IIRC, they're about 21 inches apart. Blue Ox says minimum should be 24". How close our yours?
Hi Gary--I haven't measured, but I'd estimate at least 24" or so. NOTE that my bumper is a Smity Built, and those connectors are welded on the outside and the inside of the steel bumper. Not sure about the Rockhard bumper??
I still want to make one improvement on my setup.. I used large eye bolts for my backup cables--the bolts go through the Smitty Built bumper from underneath, and then through the Jeep factory (steel) bumper itself, with the washers and nuts on the inside of everything. Super strong, but I should have spread them out a little further.. Right now they are centered in the middle of the Jeep bumper and about 12" apart from each other. I don't think that's necessarily a problem, since the two cables connect to the RV less than 6" apart from each other (straddling the RV's hitch receiver), but sometimes I wonder if I should have spread those out a little further? Trouble is... that's a lot of thick steel to drill through!