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Difficulty Folding Blue Ox Alpha Tow Bar BX7380 Into Storage Position  


Is there a tip for aligning the stud with the slot opening. My Alpha towbar is brand new and it seems to only want to get within 1/16 of an inch. Dont want to force it into the slot. Any suggestions or will it have to break in.? Thanks


Helpful Expert Reply:

It sounds like your tow bar's vertical storage bracket (on the shank) may have a bit of extra powder coated finish that is making the first-time use of the Alpha # BX7380 a little bit tough. You should be fine to give the stud a gentle tap with a rubber or wood mallet to coax it into place in the slot. This should only be necessary once for the initial installation.

You can also try simply rotating the arm assembly back and forth (both left-to-right and vertically) to help loosen up the brand-new pivot.

Normal use will help to remove any excess protective powder coat. You will find the tow bar easier to install after you've got some miles on it.

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