Tow Package Removal

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  1. LIBBITYBIBBITY

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    https://imgur.com/gallery/rqEuYuq

    Not sure where to start with the removal of the tow package the previous owner used to tow my Liberty behind his RV. I thought it would be a few bolts but it looks just a little complicated. Anyone deal with one of these before that can clue me in?
     
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    I put one on. The two long bolts that mount the main plate to the crossmember and the steering rack should be dealt with one at a time to keep the steering rack positioned properly. I think they are longer than the original bolts. You could just leave that part on. Nuts on those bolts are red locktightened.

    I think the other components just bolt on.

    Main crossmember plate.
    2 Support straps.
    Middle strap (bent).
    2 Reciever brackets.

    I'll look for the destructions and let you know of anything else.

    Why take it off?
     
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    I think I want to add a brush guard, I wont be towing it most likely ever. I can sell it for something and put the cash towards the brush guard.
     
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    I wouldn't put on a brush guard. Most of them actually do a LOT more damage than they prevent, due to the way they mount. If it's not hurting anything, leave the TOAD package installed.
     
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    Gotta be some hitch inserts with clevis' (clevi?) to fit. I think they're 1.5" square.

    I'll measure them and find the installation destructions if I ever get my mind off of firewood and snow.
     
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    Mine had a towbar on it when I bought it. The removal was very simple. If I remember correctly, it was mounted the same spots as factory tow hooks.

    I now wish I had left it on and put some clevis hooks on it. The only issues are it was rusting and I did not see a use for it at the time.
     
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    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    yes leaving it on would be a better bet in the long run and attach a clevis to it if needed, stronger than individual tow hooks
     
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    The openings are 1.5"x1.5" and I found my installation instructions. If you still want to remove it I can send you a copy although it's mostly a lot of unbolting. Installation is a little more complex.
     
  9. LIBBITYBIBBITY

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    Put clevis hooks in place of the mounts or use the mounts to add clevis hooks. It’s just rusty and ugly and if I’m not using I don’t want to keep them
     
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    I’ve ditched the idea a brush guard. I just find the two square holes ugly hanging out at the front