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PostPosted: Sat Aug 01, 2015 10:58 am 
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Saw this BF for sale on Craigs.
Your thoughts please.
I was kind of thinking of installing on my BF.
Does someone here, own this Born Free?
If so where did you buy the Push Bar? Thanks.


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 01, 2015 11:38 am 
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That is a "macho man" addition. Gives an aggressive look, as pickup truck ads say, to your motorhome. Sort of an oxymoron I think.

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 01, 2015 12:04 pm 
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Why would anyone have a need to push another vehicle with their Born Free??? :cry:

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 01, 2015 12:48 pm 
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http://ambulanceparts.com/gorhinochrome ... umper.aspx If you wanted to add driving lights to your BF this would make it easier.

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 01, 2015 1:12 pm 
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No pushing, just for looks.

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 01, 2015 6:18 pm 
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Probably carried a motorbike on the back hitch receiver that made the front-end too light

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 01, 2015 8:04 pm 
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lassen wrote:
Probably carried a motorbike on the back hitch receiver that made the front-end too light

:lol: :lol: :lol: My thoughts exactly! (Needs a big hurky electric winch tho :idea: )


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 02, 2015 12:50 pm 
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More difficult surface to clean the bugs off of :D

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 02, 2015 8:39 pm 
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A lot of big rigs as well as police cars and ambulances are putting that sort of thing on the front of their cars now, not for pushing (like in the old days) but to limit the damage to the front end from deer collisions. Usually they have really beefy headlight/fender wrap around bars as well with the thought being that it's easier and less expensive to replace the push bar setup than it is to continue to do heavy body damage repairs.

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 03, 2015 4:59 pm 
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Here is a picture of a Colorado pusher bar, with a built-in puller attachment (BG). This is on my neighbors '04 26RSB that was named the "Alaska Explorer" when he bought it. Note the aggressive tire tread for 4-wheeling.


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 03, 2015 5:30 pm 
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Thanks for pic and another idea.
Then I found this at carid.com.
Not sure of price.


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 04, 2015 8:25 pm 
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I have never seen a push bar that is beefy enough to push something. I have a "push bar" on my current truck and on one years ago. It makes a nice place to mount auxilary driving lights.

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 05, 2015 9:43 pm 
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Another Born Free with one.
Currently for sale a rvtrader.com if anyone is interested.
Whats interesting to me about this Born Free is how aerodynamic it looks.
Wonder what kind of gas mileage it gets?
Nice looking Born Free.


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 06, 2015 12:15 am 
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Looks like a Bed & Breakfast model.

Bill

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 06, 2015 9:09 pm 
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Yes, a 2003 B&B.
Interesting how the AC is recessed, adding to the aerodynamics.
This model is all new to me. Nice looking.


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