Blue Ox’s innovative new Avail motorhome-mounted tow bar is getting high marks from motorcoach owners who want to take their cars or trucks with them as they travel, according to Blue Ox President and CEO Ellen Kietzmann.
“The Avail has many new features that appeal to motorcoach owners that were previously unavailable on motorhome mounted tow bars including improved turning radius with better cornering, more maneuverability and smoother towing over rough roads,” Kietzmann said in a press release. “With the Avail, the motorhome maneuvers around gas pumps with greater ease and keeps the towed vehicle safely away from the motorhome in tight turns.”
Blue Ox representatives Dave and Joanne Cartaglia stated, “The Avail is and will be for the rest of the year the hot new product. The look attracts people right away. They love the color because it matches their motorhomes, and they also really like the non-binding latches.”
RVer Pat Walbrecht of Lincoln, Neb., noted, “I love the look of the Avail, but more importantly, I can easily hook it up all by myself.”
The Avail features the Blue Ox name in a raised, gold-toned badge. The arms are painted in a premium metallic copper paint. This distinctive new look increases “curb appeal” and more closely matches the colors used in the designs found on today’s motor coaches and will attract attention from other RVers who see it at campgrounds, the Pender, Neb.-based company said.
Avail owner Jim Huston, Yankton, S.D., said, “It looks really sharp, but looks only goes so far — it has to perform as well. The design is very, very clean with no extra pieces sticking out. A lot of other tow bars have things sticking up and your cables and wires get hung up. On the Avail, there’s nothing there to get hung up on.”
The Avail has a 10,000-pound tow capacity accommodating virtually all cars and pickups. It is constructed with high-quality tempered steel ensuring long life and durability and backed by a three-year warranty.
The Avail features patented nonbinding latches that release easily under any conditions, and no interference, low profile handle design. Other features include patented non-binding latches that release easily under any conditions, and no interference, low profile handle design.
Huston said, “The Avail is longer which means there is more room between the car and coach. I carry bicycles along on a bike rack mounted to the receiver hitch. On other tow bars, it’s pretty tight between the car and coach, but with the Avail, there’s enough room to get hooked up pretty easily.
“That longer distance also makes it possible for tighter turning radius. If you have a wider car, there’s less chance of it hitting. I have fairly narrow car so I don’t have a problem with that. Last but not least, every tow bar I’ve ever had, when coming to stop when turning, these will bind and it is difficult to get them unhooked. The Avail does not bind. No matter how hard I try, I cannot bind the Avail’s latches.”
Blue Ox representatives Jim and Gayle Sharlow said, “The Avail is, without a doubt, the hot new product of the year. The Avail is a winner, the color appeals to men and women. They love the increased turning radius and easy disconnect.”
Dealers and service centers interesting in stocking or learning more about Blue Ox’s new Avail motorhome mounted tow bar, can contact their distributor. The Avail is available from AIM Wholesale, Allied Leisure, Arrow, Atlas, Brad’s Trailer, Central Trailer, Coast, Foland, Keller, LandnSea/Bell Industries, Northern Wholesale, NTP-KeyStone, StagParkway, and others.