Tow Systems

Blue Ox Tow Systems
now available in New Zealand

Motorhome Solar is proud to introduce
Blue Ox Tow Systems to New Zealand.

After some solid research, focus and development, Motorhome Solar is now the proud distributor of Blue Ox tow systems for our customers in New Zealand.

The Blue Ox tow systems are the best in the business, and we guarantee they’ll be a valuable addition to your travels!

For those unfamiliar with Blue Ox, they’re a leading international manufacturer of tow bars and towing systems.

Their products are known for their quality, durability, and safety. Blue Ox has the perfect system for towing a car or another RV.

What are Blue Ox Tow Systems?

As a leader in flat tow systems, Blue Ox offers tow bars that cater to a wide range of towing needs, from 3.25 to 7.5 tons. Their patented non-binding latches make hooking up easy, even in rough terrain, and their rubber boots protect the tow bar legs from dirt and debris.

In addition to tow bars, they also offer supplemental brake systems with all-steel construction or a more lightweight aluminium option. With a long tradition of quality since 1925 and an international reputation for excellence, trust Blue Ox for all your motorhome towing needs.

How do Blue Ox Tow Systems work?

The tow system is an integral part of any motorhome towing setup, and the blue ox tow bar offers a unique solution for ease of use. Their non-binding latch design allows the tow bar arms to extend and collapse smoothly, making hook-up and release effortlessly under any conditions. The auto-locking arms offer added security and convenience, allowing RVers to attach their tow car easily without the hassle of uneven terrain or struggling with fiddly latches. The blue ox tow bar enhances any motorhome towing experience, ensuring smooth travels with every journey.

Why a Blue Ox Tow System is right for you

Blue Ox tow bars offer a reliable and convenient solution for tow systems for motorhome towing. Blue Ox tow bars are easy to store on the motorhome, with arms that can be folded out of the way for simple storage. The Avail tow bar also features longer arms for improved turning radius during towings, with a towing capacity of 4,535kg. For a lighter and more durable option, consider the Ascent tow bar manufactured from aircraft aluminium and capable of towings up to 3,500kgs. Whatever your tow system needs may be, Blue Ox has a tow bar to fit them.

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Where To Buy A Blue Ox Tow System In New Zealand

BX4370 Ascent Tow Bar 2″ Receiver

BX4370 Ascent Tow Bar 2″ Receiver

The Ascent BX4370 by Blue Ox is a Class III aluminium tow bar rated for 3,400 kg. Its lightweight and self-aligning design make it quick to use with no hassle!

  • 3,400 kg rating
  • Class III
  • Lightweight, just 14kgs
  • Aircraft grade aluminium
  • 3-year warranty
BX4330 Acclaim Tow Bar

BX4330 Acclaim Tow Bar

The Acclaim BX4330 tow bar by Blue Ox is made of steel for durability, has a product weight of 20kg, and is rated to tow up to 2,250kg. The baseplates also have tab widths between 58cm and 76cm.

  • Class III tow bar
  • 2,267kg rating
  • For use with baseplates that have tab widths between 58cm and 76cm
  • 20kg product weight
  • Steel construction
  • 3 year warranty

Introducing the ‘Patriot Brake 3’ System:
Enhanced Safety and Control for Your Towing Experience

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Versatility

Wide compatibility with different vehicle types.

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Lightweight Design

Easy installation and use.

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Real Braking

Natural, responsive braking experience.

Faster Extension for Quicker Stops

The Patriot Brake System features an advanced braking mechanism that extends more rapidly than traditional systems. This faster extension results in quicker and more responsive stops, ensuring maximum safety and control while towing your vehicle. By mimicking the natural force of a foot on the brake pedal, the system provides smooth and efficient braking in all conditions, giving you peace of mind on the road.

Compact In-Cab Controller

The Patriot Brake System comes with a compact, dash-mounted in-cab controller that puts you in control of your towing experience. This user-friendly controller allows you to easily adjust the braking force, override automatic braking, and monitor brake function. Additionally, the controller provides visual and audio alerts for breakaway incidents, ensuring you stay informed and aware of your towing system’s performance at all times.

Ready-to-Use, Mess-Free System

The Patriot Brake System is designed for ease of use and minimal maintenance, making it the perfect addition to your Blue Ox tow system.

Everything you need to start using the system is included in the box, with no tanks to drain, pumps, or hoses to connect.

The quick setup process involves attaching the brake claw, plugging in the power cord and breakaway switch, and pressing the setup button.

Once the indicator light turns on, you’re ready to go! This mess-free, user-friendly system ensures a hassle-free towing experience.

Enhance Your Towing Experience with the Patriot 3 Brake System

Trust Motorhome Solar for expert advice and support, and get ready to hit the road with confidence.

Blue Ox Pricing

BX4370 Ascent Tow Bar 2″ Receiver$2,670.00
BX4330 Acclaim Tow Bar$1,626.00
Patriot 3 Braking System$2,875.00
Ascent Bag$86.00
Acclaim Bag$86.00

Installation of a Blue Ox Tow System

When it comes to tow systems and motorhome compatibility, the first step is confirming that your tow vehicle and motorhome will work together. Motorhome Solar and Electrical have partnered with Probars in Hamilton, and we’ll confirm the viability of your setup before you purchase a Blue Ox tow bar system. From there, our partners at Probars in Hamilton will handle the installation of tow plates and provide any necessary professional advice about towability.

If you’re not local to Hamilton, we can still ship the tow system to you once confirmations have been made. Safety is our top priority, and we want to ensure that everything is set up properly for a successful tow.

Contact us today to get started on your motorhome towing journey.

Tow System Installation Tips and Advice

Before beginning installation, thoroughly reviewing the tow bar manual is crucial. It is also important to check your vehicle’s tow rating and any tow-behind vehicles to ensure they are suitable for each other. Once the tow bar is mounted onto your motorhome, proper weight distribution and adjustment of the tow bar arms are crucial in ensuring a safe tow experience. We recommend periodic inspections of the tow bar connections and straps to ensure they remain secure during travel.

How do you choose the right tow system for your needs and vehicle type?

Choosing the right tow system can be daunting if you’re not experienced in the subject, but it is important to find the right system for your needs.

There are a few things you should consider when choosing a tow system:

  • Your vehicle type and weight
  • The type of tow bar you need
  • What accessories you will need

Your vehicle type and weight are the two most important factors when choosing a tow system. The wrong tow system can damage your vehicle, so it is important to get it right.

There are three types of tow bars:

  • fixed,
  • removable, and
  • folding.

Fixed tow bars are the strongest, most durable, and most expensive. Removable tow bars are less expensive but are not as strong and can be more difficult to install. Folding tow bars are the most affordable option, but they are not as strong as the other two options and can be more difficult to use.

Depending on your vehicle type, you will need a few different types of accessories for your tow system. If you have a motorhome, you will need a base plate kit, a tow bar, safety cables, and a wiring kit. If you have a towable trailer, you will need a tow bar, safety cables, and a wiring kit.

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FAQs About Blue Ox Tow Systems

How does the Blue Ox towing system work?

The Blue Ox hitch means no more lifting and no more mm-perfect alignment required to attach your toad.

Can you back up with a Blue Ox flat towing hitch?

You cannot back up with any flat towing hitch system, the Blue Ox included.

How long does a Blue Ox tow bar last?

With a small amount of maintenance every year or so, you should have many years of trouble-free towing.

How does the Blue Ox towing system work?

The Blue Ox hitch does all the hard work for you in three simple steps:

  • Unfold the Blue Ox
  • Connect the hitch feet and electrics to the Toad
  • Reverse the Toad to activate the patented self-aligning hitch locks.

And you’re done – enjoy your travels!

How do you set up a Blue Ox tow bar?

The Blue Ox can stay attached to the towing vehicle, conveniently folded against the rear of the motorhome, ready to go whenever you need to tow – no more lifting or aligning!

Can you install the Blue Ox tow system yourself?

The base plate needs to be installed by a competent installer. Once the base plate is installed the rest can be done easily by the end user.

Motorhome Solar and Electrical are proud to be the only distributor of Blue Ox products in New Zealand. This means we can offer you expert advice on the best tow system for your needs.

For the installation of the Blue Ox base plate, we we recommend Probars if you’re in Hamilton. For elsewhere in New Zealand we have can recommend a number of authorised installers.

After base plate installation, we recommend you review the tow bar manual thoroughly and check the tow rating of both your vehicle and any tow-behind vehicles. Periodic inspections of the tow bar connections and straps are recommended to ensure safe travel. If you have questions about installing or using a Blue Ox tow system, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We’re here to help!

We can help you find the perfect Blue Ox product for your rig

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