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Old 10-13-2018, 08:42 AM   #1
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Tow bar attached storage box for tow cables?

When I park at a campground, I typically disconnect the tow cables from back of the motor home and store them in a bag. I donít like the look of them just hanging off the back end and the also protects the cables wonít go missing.

Iíd prefer not to pack them up each time, so Iím looking for a storage box that can be attached to the tow bar such that I can keep the cables connected, but have the bulk of the cables in the box. Iím thinking something around the size of a shoebox.

Are storage boxes made for this specific purpose? It would have to have some cutouts in it to allow the ends of the cables that are attached to the MH to be hanging out the box.
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Old 10-13-2018, 08:52 AM   #2
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On our Roadmaster Sterling All-Terrain tow bar, the cables run inside the arms. Roadmaster provides a fitted case that slips over the arms and cables, securing them neatly in place. Would something similar work for you? If so, an auto or board upholstery shop could probably make one up.

Edit: You might check with Blue Ox to see if they have one to fit your particular tow bar.

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Old 10-13-2018, 08:54 AM   #3
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I also take mine off so they are still there when I need them. I have never seen anything for that purpose. You could have a sheet metal shop make something like a saddle bag to go over the bar and put a bolt from side to side under the bar to hold it in place.
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Old 10-13-2018, 10:11 AM   #4
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I have a Roadmaster Falcon 2 tow bar.
I just carefully wrap the cables, airline and wiring around the tow bar.
I then slip the Roadmaster tow bar cover over everything and buckle it shut.
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Modified surplus ammo can?

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Wrap the cables around the tow bar, take a measurement of the diameter and length and have someone make you a vinyl slip on cover that fits over the entire assemble. It will not only look nice, but keep the tow bar from weathering.

As I was looking for a link to the Roadmaster cover, I see that there is a Blue Ox cover. If you fear the cables will walk away, use a pad lock on them to attach to the coach.

https://www.makariosrv.com/blue-ox-t...5a4318b539255b
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I have a plastic container the size of a large shoe box with a lid, takes two minutes to put it all away in a bay, and it will for sure be there later when needed.
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I have a plastic container the size of a large shoe box with a lid, takes two minutes to put it all away in a bay, and it will for sure be there later when needed.
I do that for the AF1 hose and breakaway cable.

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I have a rectangular plastic bucket, a little taller than the size of an ammo box. Keep it in the front of the middle bay.

Haven't left it on the side of the road yet...
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I don't like to keep mine attached to the tow bar. So, I use a battery box for storing everything and it stays with the BrakeBuddy in the trunk of our tow vehicle. I do this partly because our MH is stored away from our home even though it is stored in a secured building and location.
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I just detach the cables and store them in the peg board bay. Safer an less unsightly than leaving them attached to the coach.
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I currently have a tool bag dedicated to storing the cables. I currently detach the cables and tabs and store them in the bag in the compartment just in front of where the peg board is. Iíve checked the Blue Ox website and I didnít see any sort of accessory box to attach to the tow bar, but Iíll call them to be sure. Otherwise Iíll look into getting a custom box made to attach to the tow bar. Painted black to match the tow bar. Thanks for the ideas.
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I currently have a tool bag dedicated to storing the cables. I currently detach the cables and tabs and store them in the bag in the compartment just in front of where the peg board is. Iíve checked the Blue Ox website and I didnít see any sort of accessory box to attach to the tow bar, but Iíll call them to be sure. Otherwise Iíll look into getting a custom box made to attach to the tow bar. Painted black to match the tow bar. Thanks for the ideas.


Would this box be permanently mounted to the tow bar?
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