Originally Posted by reitrof
Be aware also that the towbar requires cleaning and servicing. I do this once a year. I also check the base plate bolts and re-torque them also.
Roadmaster states that the bolts should be re-torqued every 3000 miles. Some cars, like our Explorer, have a lot of bodywork that is plastic and isn't made to be removed and installed several times. I backed-up all the 3/4" hardware with nylocks so I don't have to remove everything every year. There are a few bolts that I can get to, and I plan to check those periodically. If those bolts are maintaining torque, then I will feel comfortable with the remainder that I can't get to.
Brian, Mary, kids, beagle - Moose, and mutt - Maggie.
2012 Greyhawk 31FS
2013 Ford Explorer Toad