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Old 03-14-2014, 08:49 PM   #1
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Who takes their Tab Assemblies off their base plates?

First of all, got my Blue Ox Base Plate installed. Bought the Alpha Tow bar. I think I will like it. Gonna make a short trip next weekend.

So my question is, who takes their Tab Assemblies off their base plates once they arrive at their destination?

Blue Ox Attachment Tab Assembly for Base Plates Blue Ox Accessories and Parts BX62-3468

I am too paranoid to leave mine on as they could grow legs and walk off. So who has forgotten about them and had no issues? issues?

Just curious.
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Old 03-14-2014, 09:04 PM   #2
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I remove mine.
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Leave mine on all the time. Haven't grown legs yet. I think a thief would have pretty specific needs to wander off with those. Just my opinion.
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Never remove mine more worried about misplacing them than someone stealing them only another rver could have need of them,I feel rvers are honest hard working folks.
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Always remove mine and place plastic caps over the holes to keep them clean. A good friend got them for me so I'm not sure where he got them.
The tabs just get placed in the same compartment as the rest of the tow gear.
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Take mine off. Not wanting to round the front and be to close. That has got to leave a mark and hurt for several days.
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I leave them on for short 2-3 day stops, otherwise I take them off.
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I leave them on, except when I am not going to be towing for weeks. I also have a spare set just in case they walk off.
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After >6 years and >50000 miles I just took mine off for the first time last weekend... because I'm selling the toad.

Never had an issue.

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For all the above reasons, I always take mine off and stow them with the cables and other tow bar stuff. I also cover the holes with plastic ball hitch covers, they fit just tight enough to stay put.
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I remove the tabs and store them with the pins and cables. I built a cover for the baseplate that installs in place of the tabs. Other than the paint coming off, it looks like a bumper extension.
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Tab Assembies

I remove and stow them. The battle scars on my shins are a constant reminder of how far they extend beyond the front of my jeep.
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Old 03-15-2014, 07:21 PM   #14
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ALWAYS Take them off for safety and security.

I carry spare inserts + spare pins. I have two toads with blue ox baseplates. For those who may not know, the inserts have different shaft lengths also.
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