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4ducksrus

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Sterling Tow Bars
« on: April 04, 2011, 08:43:07 AM »
Hello...We have Sterling tow bars that we are in the process of getting set up to tow our Jeep.  We purchased them used from Craigslist and got a good deal.  They seem to be very tight pushing in and out.  We went by CW yesterday and tested out their arms on the Sterling they had as a demo and they just slid in and out really easily.  What could be wrong with ours?  My DH sprayed some lube on both arms and they did seem to move a little easier.  But still seem to be stiff, especially compared to the ones we tested.  At first, (before the lube) we had to literally pound on the ends to get them to retract!  Any ideas are appreciated...not sure about the "good deal" now!! :-\
Jim & Mikie

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Jim Godward

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Re: Sterling Tow Bars
« Reply #1 on: April 04, 2011, 09:43:05 AM »
Go to the Roadmaster site,  http://www.roadmasterinc.com/products/towbars/index.html and get the manual.
Jim
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Re: Sterling Tow Bars
« Reply #2 on: April 04, 2011, 06:36:42 PM »
Hello...We have Sterling tow bars that we are in the process of getting set up to tow our Jeep.  We purchased them used from Craigslist and got a good deal.  They seem to be very tight pushing in and out.  We went by CW yesterday and tested out their arms on the Sterling they had as a demo and they just slid in and out really easily.  What could be wrong with ours?  My DH sprayed some lube on both arms and they did seem to move a little easier.  But still seem to be stiff, especially compared to the ones we tested.  At first, (before the lube) we had to literally pound on the ends to get them to retract!  Any ideas are appreciated...not sure about the "good deal" now!! :-\

Had the same problem with a used Sterling I purchased! In the process of disassembling and purchasing a Sterling rebuild kit.

Scott
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Gary RV_Wizard

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Re: Sterling Tow Bars
« Reply #3 on: April 04, 2011, 07:49:34 PM »
Most likely the seals in the arms are shot.  You can have a pro rebuild it, or get the rebuild kit from a Roadmaster dealer and DIY.
Gary
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