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post #1 of 10 Old 09-03-2012, 10:45 AM Thread Starter
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new front bumper, finally

finally found a front bumper that fits around the Demco tow plate, accepts a winch, "fog" lights, stubby, D-Ring mounts, and, has a winch protector bar. Install was fairly smooth although a few mods were required.

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post #2 of 10 Old 09-03-2012, 12:43 PM
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Good deal. I was looking at the plate from Roadmaster (I will NOT give up that Sterling - its the bomb! My 70 year old Mother hitches and unhitches her Sport all by herself!) and will have to mod the bumper mounts and bumper a bit to make it work on my Garvin - so flat tow is on the back list of capabilities for a while!

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wow thats blocking alot of air to the front end

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wow thats blocking alot of air to the front end
alot = all

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post #5 of 10 Old 09-03-2012, 07:15 PM Thread Starter
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wow thats blocking alot of air to the front end
Yea, kinda worried about that. Some bumpers drop the winch down about 3". But, so far the engine temperature gauge has not budged off "normal", not even a micron, even with the a/c running in slow traffic so I'm thinking it's ok. If it's a problem, I'll pull the compressor off.

LOL, maybe it will help in the winter???

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Good deal. I was looking at the plate from Roadmaster (I will NOT give up that Sterling - its the bomb! My 70 year old Mother hitches and unhitches her Sport all by herself!) and will have to mod the bumper mounts and bumper a bit to make it work on my Garvin - so flat tow is on the back list of capabilities for a while!
Whatever you do... try to keep the tow bar level when you are underway...that's the main reason I wanted to keep the existing tow plate.

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post #7 of 10 Old 09-04-2012, 01:35 AM
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post #8 of 10 Old 09-04-2012, 11:00 AM
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With these tires a winch is really a "must" .
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Whatever you do... try to keep the tow bar level when you are underway...that's the main reason I wanted to keep the existing tow plate.
Yea I hear that. I have to use the lifter adapter at the rv receiver as my Rubi is four up on the stock sport my Mother pulls. +/- 2 at the towed vehicle is what road master says - but I guess I am just a tad bit more anal than they are as I want it right on level (or no more than 1 lower and NO way any higher)!

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With these tires a winch is really a "must" .
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Was also going to comment on needing some tires. Guess if you are on the road a lot you definitely want a street tire.
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