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dhealey

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Blue Ox Aventa BX7330
« on: May 24, 2017, 12:58:04 PM »
I just bought a used Blue Ox BX7330 tow bar and I can't get the arms to retract. I slide the rings forward but nothing happens. Any ideas?

Gary RV_Wizard

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Re: Blue Ox Aventa BX7330
« Reply #1 on: May 25, 2017, 06:07:53 PM »
Probably just full of crud. I've fixed them by simply pouring a lot of kerosene or similar solvent through the vent hole and the ends and "working" the shaft until it begins to move.

The best choice for an older used tow bar would be to send it back to Blue Ox (or one of their certified repair dealers) to have it overhauled, which might even mean an internal rebuild. You end up with a "like new" tow bar that should last another 10 years. Shipping a tow bar back to the factory can get expensive, but a few dealers are factory trained and authorized to do rebuilds. I believe The Hitching Post of Ocala (Florida) is one such.

You can also order a rebuild kit from Blue Ox and DIY.
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taoshum

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Re: Blue Ox Aventa BX7330
« Reply #2 on: May 26, 2017, 08:07:00 AM »


The best choice for an older used tow bar would be to send it back to Blue Ox (or one of their certified repair dealers) to have it overhauled, which might even mean an internal rebuild. You end up with a "like new" tow bar that should last another 10 years. Shipping a tow bar back to the factory can get expensive, but a few dealers are factory trained and authorized to do rebuilds. I believe The Hitching Post of Ocala (Florida) is one such.

You can also order a rebuild kit from Blue Ox and DIY.

Last time I shipped it to Blue Ox I used the USPS instead of UPS and it was very reasonable, like $15 IIRC.
07 Itasca Meridian 34SH.  '08 Jeep Sahara.
Taos, NM.

Gary RV_Wizard

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Re: Blue Ox Aventa BX7330
« Reply #3 on: May 26, 2017, 09:23:43 AM »
I think mine was about $40, but after diagnosis Blue Ox picked up the cost under warranty.
Gary
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