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Old 09-03-2015, 11:41 AM   #1
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Tow bar maintenance

I've got the RoadMaster "all terrain" unit. Anyone know what kind of maintenance there things need. I'm now at three years of use and other than cleaning it, I've done nothing.

Are there parts that wear out??

I know that you guys that go to lots of rallies, probably have spoken to RM reps; I understand they show up at some of the larger rallies, like FMCA, etc.

I do believe that maybe I'll at least paint the metal parts.

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Old 09-03-2015, 01:28 PM   #2
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Boo I have had mine serviced twice. Both time they replaced the nylon bushing cleaned and inspected. When done it was tight like it was new. The first time they found that the nylon bushings were not installed at the factory. He had a hard time getting everything back the way it should be. The second time was just routine and took him maybe 15 minutes. I would think you could get the bushing from Roadmaster and do it yourself.
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Old 09-04-2015, 10:53 AM   #3
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Boo I have had mine serviced twice. Both time they replaced the nylon bushing cleaned and inspected. When done it was tight like it was new. The first time they found that the nylon bushings were not installed at the factory. He had a hard time getting everything back the way it should be. The second time was just routine and took him maybe 15 minutes. I would think you could get the bushing from Roadmaster and do it yourself.
Thanks Phil..... I will look into those bushings. I know it probably takes a "breaker bar" to get the extension arms apart; apparently they are tightened to a quite high amount of torque.

I will have to borrow a torque wrench to put them back, since I sold my complete set of 3 when I went full time.

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Old 09-04-2015, 11:02 AM   #4
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Wow at first thought when I saw the title I must admit I was thinking a bar on each side of the street and visiting them both till you felt better.
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Old 09-04-2015, 11:09 AM   #5
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The guy that did mine used a air impact and I didn't see him torque it. It was tight as heck.
One of the goofy things with the forum is you can't change the title of a post. If you make a mistake you then live with it. So two or tow it certainly changes the meaning of a post.
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I think I like two better!! (LOL!!)
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Old 09-04-2015, 02:27 PM   #7
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Wow at first thought when I saw the title I must admit I was thinking a bar on each side of the street and visiting them both till you felt better.

VERY funny..... HA HA HA You know why donkeys don't go to college, right???

That being said, Phil has it right... The OP should be able to edit the titles of threads


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Old 09-05-2015, 12:31 AM   #8
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I had mine serviced by Roadmaster at the FMCA rally - Great price - free

I did give the tech that worked on not a nice tip tho....


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I had mine serviced by Roadmaster at the FMCA rally - Great price - free

I did give the tech that worked on not a nice tip tho....


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Earnest..... Did you happen to notice what he did?? Probably not, or you would have said so....

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Boo...

I did see what he did - he took it completely apart and replaced all bushings and the tips that connect to my Mini were "frozen" (his words) and would not pivot which made hooking up very difficult, so he cut them off and attached new ones... Also replaced main bushing up where it slides into the receiver....

All in all I practically have a new tow bar... (The head guy did try to sell me a new one at a "special show price" of ONLY $999.00 ....)


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