Man did we get lucky yesterday
Yesterday we were leaving DeBoise, Wy. headed to Sugar City, ID during this trip we would reach 9658 feet and then come down to 4890.
When I was getting ready to hook the tow bar to the truck I noticed one of the tubes just didn't feel right as I was bringing them down to vertical so I looked closer. There are two ears welded on to each tube then all 4 ears are placed into a housing and a bolt is past through to secure the two tubes. One of the ears cracked in two places and no longer providing any support. The remaining ear had bent and this is why the two tubes would no longer line up the way they use to.
I got a wake up call yesterday I had never closely inspected my tow bar our new one will get inspected often. These tow bars perform under the worst conditions. They are continuously tugged, pulled, and twisted the entire time your toad is hooked up.
Our tow bar was a Demco Aluminator it was at least 12 years old, we purchased it used, and we have towed an F150 over 50K miles with it. The tow bar did its job I didnít do mine. PLEASE take 15 minutes and take a close look at your tow bar.
2013 Winnebago Journey 36M 2017 Ford F150