Tow Bar Problem

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Re: Tow Bar Problem

Post by ra_01 » 06 May 2016 14:33

Just had a chat with Frontrunner guys..they are not making custom products anymore..so the sales guys says..

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Re: Tow Bar Problem

Post by Peter Connan » 06 May 2016 15:01

One concern with the bosal towbar shown is that you have to remove the pintle hook to fit it, and thus you lose your only rear recovery point.

Whether this is an issue for you depends on how you use your vehicle.
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Re: Tow Bar Problem

Post by ra_01 » 06 May 2016 15:11

Hi Peter

That would be shame actually..

I don't want to loose any of then. Never know when I need one. I called steelite, they say they can make one. But have to visit them to discuss in detail. The lady on the phone couldn't give me technical details..

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Re: Tow Bar Problem

Post by Clem » 06 May 2016 16:45

I tend the think that if you wrap the recovery strap around the connecting tube (between the two plates) of the Bosal towbar, its probably pretty unlikely anything is going to break. It'd take a heck of a lot of force. But I'm no engineer.....Piet?

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Re: Tow Bar Problem

Post by ra_01 » 06 May 2016 17:20

Hi

Has anyone tried this setup before?

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Re: Tow Bar Problem

Post by Peter Connan » 06 May 2016 19:58

Clem, it's probably OK, but does introduce some torque which is not ideal, and will kill the strap in fairly short order.

Ra, that looks a lot better. Is it availailable locally?
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Re: Tow Bar Problem

Post by ra_01 » 06 May 2016 20:57

Hi Peter

Not quite, but will ask steellite if they can make one.. Will keep digging..

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Re: Tow Bar Problem

Post by ra_01 » 06 May 2016 22:31

NMAD wrote:
ra_01 wrote:Hi Bosal has the below tow bar. Any idea of how this performs?

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I have the same bosal towbar and use it to tow about a 1 ton Desert wolf Leo camping trailer and it works perfectly.
Hi NMAD

Can you post a pic of your Bosal tow bar

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Re: Tow Bar Problem

Post by Chris Skinner » 07 May 2016 20:51

This is the one I would recommend - I been towing a 3 ton boat for many years now to moz and back, over some horrendous terrain, and done many recoveries with this to set-up!
Get from Midas - approx. R380.00
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Re: Tow Bar Problem

Post by ra_01 » 10 May 2016 20:40

Finally got it sorted by steellite guys.
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