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Old 05-27-2013, 06:47 PM   #1
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Help - Need Good Air Force One /Blue Ox Installer

Due to mileage we have put on our car, we are replacing our 2012 Honda CR-V EX AWD with a new 2013 CR-V EX-L AWD. We have Air Force One with Blue Ox Aventa II. We need to have the AFO and Blue Ox removed from the 2012 and then installed on the 2013 and we are in need of a reasonable and competent installer as close to us as possible. We are in Erie, Pennsylvania -- approximately 100 miles from Cleveland, Buffalo, Pittsburgh, Akron. We will go as far as we need to to get a top job done.

Can anyone make a good recommendation for us? Our new CR-V will arrive at the dealer during the first week of June, so any suggestions now will be greatly appreciated!

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Old 05-27-2013, 07:40 PM   #2
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No help with where to go close to you.

Removal of the AFO should not be too difficult. If I remember correctly, there is a check valve in the line to the power brake assist diaphragm that you should probably replace with a straight through fitting.

As for the brackets, when I had mine installed on my Jeep Liberty, I used a body shop. Since some of the panels on the front of the Jeep had to be removed I figured that this was body work and I wanted a body shop doing that type of work on my vehicle. Also, the labor rate was less than the RV shop. If I wanted the brackets removed, I would probably go back to the same body shop.

On my Jeep, I had the brackets put on by the body shop and then towed the Jeep to Evansville, IN, where I had SMI put the AFO on both the coach and the Jeep.
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