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Old 12-16-2013, 04:29 PM   #1
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we are on our way to Florida. first time in a mh. we have the blue ox toe bar. there are two things that pop up. they should both be tight but in the five min. we have been on the road and have stopped twice we find one tight the other not then vice versa.I am a wreck.
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Old 12-16-2013, 04:37 PM   #2
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Hi Jo,

Not familiar with your tow system, but I googled Blue Ox and got this customer Service Phone number for you:

Phone800-228-9289(Business Hours) or 402-385-3051800-566-9869(After Hours) or 402-385-3051

Emailinfo@blueox.com

Phone: Immediate through the hours of 6am-6pm CST Monday-Friday
Email: Response within 3 hours

Hope this helps & let us know!
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Old 12-16-2013, 04:53 PM   #3
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thank you. they are probably closed but I will give them a call
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Old 12-16-2013, 05:04 PM   #4
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thank you. they are probably closed but I will give them a call
Any chance these are the attachment pins? Most designs use a small hairclip or similar to keep the pins from moving up or over. Just guessin but my Roadmaster has similar pins with locks.
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Old 12-16-2013, 05:05 PM   #5
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Joanne, try this.

When you hook up the car to the tow bar, one of you should back up the car slightly, with the other observing watching the two little pop-up handles. Probably ONE of them will pop up. (If you're backing perfectly straight and they both pop up, they you're finished.)

If only one popped up, turn the front wheels of the car slightly in the direction of the handle that DID NOT pop up. Then one of you should pull the RV slightly forward, with the other watching to make sure that the second handle pops up. Once the handles have popped up and the bars are locked in position, there's nothing that should caused them to go back down.
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Old 12-16-2013, 05:07 PM   #6
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I think you’re ok but you might want to tie them down with tie-wraps, electric tape, rope, etc.
We use a Road Master but they are pretty much the same.

Are you talking about the “Release Latch”?

When you stop if the car is trying to roll back or forward the latches (1 or both) may be tight, I’ve had to start the car and drive it forward to get them loose so I could disconnect the car.

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Old 12-16-2013, 05:12 PM   #7
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I think you’re ok but you might want to tie them down with tie-wraps, electric tape, rope, etc.
We use a Road Master but they are pretty much the same.

Are you talking about the “Release Latch”?

When you stop if the car is trying to roll back or forward the latches (1 or both) may be tight, I’ve had to start the car and drive it forward to get them loose so I could disconnect the car.

Hope this helps
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Ah hh got it.thank you so much and yes they are the release latches.
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Joanne, try this.

When you hook up the car to the tow bar, one of you should back up the car slightly, with the other observing watching the two little pop-up handles. Probably ONE of them will pop up. (If you're backing perfectly straight and they both pop up, they you're finished.)

If only one popped up, turn the front wheels of the car slightly in the direction of the handle that DID NOT pop up. Then one of you should pull the RV slightly forward, with the other watching to make sure that the second handle pops up. Once the handles have popped up and the bars are locked in position, there's nothing that should caused them to go back down.
Thank you so much.we were shown this and a gazillion other things.
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On your Blux Ox, as long as the pop-up handles are in the "up" position you're fine. If there's no pressure on them, then it's possible to push them down, but there's a spring that holds them in the "up" position. As I mentioned in my earlier post, once they've popped up they'll stay up because of the spring mechanism.

As abjb mentioned above, they'll be hard to push down is there is a bind, such as if you stop with the car not perfectly straight behind the RV, but again, as long as they're in the "up" position the tow bar arms are properly locked and you're ready to go. You DON'T want to tie or tape them down. I don't know about Roadmaster, but the proper position for towing with the Blue Ox is "up."

Enjoy the trip!
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On your Blux Ox, as long as the pop-up handles are in the "up" position you're fine. If there's no pressure on them, then it's possible to push them down, but there's a spring that holds them in the "up" position. As I mentioned in my earlier post, once they've popped up they'll stay up because of the spring mechanism.

As abjb mentioned above, they'll be hard to push down is there is a bind, such as if you stop with the car not perfectly straight behind the RV, but again, as long as they're in the "up" position the tow bar arms are properly locked and you're ready to go. You DON'T want to tie or tape them down. I don't know about Roadmaster, but the proper

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Enjoy the trip!
Again thank you guys.not sure what we'd do without you.
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