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Old 07-25-2016, 10:17 AM   #1
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Towing with a Blue Ox tow bar

Thinking of buying a Blue ox tow bar to hook up a 2010 suzuki sx4
its low to the ground and I will be hooking it up to my 2014 Forest river Class C motorhome 3051S 32 ft long

should the bar be level when connected ? and towing a vehicle

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Old 07-25-2016, 12:45 PM   #2
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I think they suggest 2" up or down from level.

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Old 07-26-2016, 12:15 PM   #3
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I just watched a Blue Ox video about towing and it was stated that for "optimum 100% effectiveness" the vehicle towed should be level. Of course, for an additional purchase you can buy a "leveler adapter" in a wide variety of up and down inches.
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Old 07-26-2016, 06:49 PM   #4
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Level is best. Blue ox is crap!
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Old 07-27-2016, 01:19 PM   #5
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This is how we traveled to Whitehorse and on to Alaska. Keep the two vehicles as level as possible ( + / - 2 " works fine with no apparent stress on the toad ).
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Old 07-27-2016, 08:25 PM   #6
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I used a blue ox for 3 years with an 8" drop bar. Wasn't perfectly level but within 2 inches. Worked great. Kept it thinking we might go back to a large MH instead of the 5er. Never any problems with it.
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Old 07-27-2016, 09:47 PM   #7
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We tow a Jeep Wrangler behind a Sunseeker 3010DS using Blue Ox equipment and could not be happier. Our installer recommended a Brake Buddy instead of the Blue Ox Patriot and that has worked out well as well. The Jeep lines up well with our Sunseeker. Have never met a person using Blue Ox that had any problems at all!
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Old 07-27-2016, 10:36 PM   #8
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Blue Ox

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Level is best. Blue ox is crap!
Sorry to disagree, pal....the Blue Ox system is robust and absolutely reliable. Easy to set up and use, as well.
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Old 07-27-2016, 10:48 PM   #9
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I agree with larryo. purchase a Roadmaster All-Terrain non-binding aluminum tow bar.
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Old 07-28-2016, 08:04 AM   #10
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When we had our Pioneer Blue Ox was what we used. Hubby was really happy with the bars.

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