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Post Info TOPIC: How often do you inspect your tow bar?

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How often do you inspect your tow bar?

With all the stress a tow bar is under, how often do you inspect it?  I look over the pins, cables, bolts and arms just about every time I stop.  I also jump up and down on the unit when it is hooked up to my car to check the car base plate. 

I replaced the main pin in the receiver this week , the old one was two years old and for $11, I got piece of mind.  When I inspected the old one, there was a little wear on the crome plating and a small scratch in the middle of one of the wear marks.  The scratch could possibly develop into a crack, so I didn't take any chances.

I also check the hitch mounting bolts under the motorhome every time I change the oil. 

Periodically, I wipe the whole towbar down with a rag and lube the slide arms with silicone spray.

Best Regards!

-- Edited by Old Snipe at 21:41, 2006-09-20

Paul D
2007 Winnebago Journey 39K, Cat C7
2003 Honda Element 4WD Toad
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