Thursday, January 28, 2021

Another Blue Ox

I told you about the Jeep that is bouncing along behind the BoggsMobile now. In order to pull anything with the bus, the vehicle being towed has to have a little adaptation.

The new Blue Ox tow bar that hooks the bus to the car we are towing, but that is not all the story. There must be a solid place on the car where you can fasten the tow bar. To accomplish that, it is necessary to install a base plate on the car.

In our case, the baseplate is also manufactured by Blue Ox and is pretty involved to install. Each model car requires a specific model tow bar. Jeff Rowe's guys at East Tennessee Luxury Coach installed the new base plate on the Jeep. They also wired up the lights to work properly when towed.

This is what it looks like when finished. 

You can remove the shiny tabs when you are not towing and the car looks normal, but we usually leave them in. They are "shin getters" if you are not careful when walking by though.

On this Jeep, you have to temporarily remove the windshield washer fluid tank during the base plate install. It looks like some kind of creature.

Now that this is completed, the Jeep should be set to go as long as we own it. It is time to roll some miles and I think we are going to get a chance to do that this year.

Thank you for dropping by.


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