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Posted: 05/10/22 08:53am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

The blu ox tow bar is getting difficult to slide off and on the hitch. I've tried silicone but it still has to be forced in the hook.

Is there something I need...the tow bar is 12 years old.


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Posted: 05/10/22 10:25am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

A new tow bar this one is past its useful life


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Are you saying it's hard to slide in and out of the receiver? This is fairly common. Wire brush the part that goes into the receiver.. Get rid of any rust or dirt. Then wire brush the receiver.

Though I had no luck finding it online I do recall...long time ago.. Finding wire brushes with square heads designed to brush out a 2" receiver...
Then oil it.


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Posted: 05/10/22 06:31pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Thank you for your comments. Very helpful....safe travels.

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Posted: 05/10/22 07:56pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

My Blue Ox tow bar never leaves the receiver there is no hitch ball involved. I just store it in the folded position and it stays put. So I don't understand your predicament either?


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Posted: 05/10/22 10:40pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

The prior owners of our class A through in a 10K# Blue OX tow bar that is similar in age to yours, it was pretty stiff but when we drove back home after purchasing rig I was able to clean and lube. Functions quite well for it's age, maybe one day I will replace it but attaching/detaching toad takes but a couple of minutes, we leave Blue Ox locked in rig's hitch.

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