Demco 9517188 Automobile Parts User Manual

10-05
TP20188,Rev.1
ASSEMBLY
OPERATION
REPLACEMENT PARTS
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BOLT TORQUE SPECIFICATIONS
STANDARD BOLTS:
METRIC BOLTS:
Size
5/16"
3/8"
7/16"
1/2"
Size
8mm
10mm
12mm
14mm
Grade
5
5
5
5
Torque
20 ft/lbs.
35 ft/lbs.
56 ft/lbs.
85 ft/lbs.
Torque
22 ft/lbs.
42 ft/lbs.
70 ft/lbs.
95 ft/lbs.
Pin height: 13-1/4”
Centers: 24”
4
4
3
6
3
1
6
2
1
1
1
2
2
2
8
2
1
2
8
5
1
9
5
2
1
2
1
1
4
4
4
3
1
3
7
4
9517188 PARTS LIST
REF. PART
NO.
NO. QTY.
DESCRIPTION
1.
00060
10 3/8” Lockwasher
2.
00061
8
3/8” Hex nut
3.
00523
4
3/8” x 1-1/4” Hex Bolt Gr.5
4.
04226
6
3/8” x 2” Hex Bolt Gr.5
5. 09905-95 2
9/16” (short) Bushing
6. 05723-95 2
3/4” (long) Bushing
7.
10280
4
Shim
8. 07864-35 2
Nut strip
9. 12089-35 1
Baseplate Crossmember
10. 07595
1
6mm-1.0 x 25mm Gr.8.8 Hex Bolt (not shown)
11. 07597
1
6mm Flatwasher (not shown)
12. 07596
1
6mm Lockwasher (not shown)
Please order replacement parts by PART NO. and DESCRIPTION.
DEMCO • Dethmers Mfg. Co. • 4010 320th Street • P.O. Box 189 • Boyden, IA 51234
PH: (712) 725-2311 • Toll Free: 1-800-543-3626 • FAX: (712) 725-2380 or 1-800-845-6420
www.demco-products.com
WARNING: FAILURE TO FOLLOW THESE INSTRUCTIONS CAN RESULT IN LOSS OF TOWING VEHICLE CONTROL, SEPARATION
OF THE TOW BAR FROM THE TOWING VEHICLE, SEPARATION OF THE TOWED VEHICLE FROM THE TOW BAR,
CAUSING SEVERE PERSONAL INJURY, DEATH, OR PROPERTY DAMAGE.
CAUTION
Safety is of utmost importance at all times. There are several items
that must be checked each time before using and while using a tow
bar.
Before allowing anyone to hook up or operate a tow bar, be sure they
have read and understand the proper operating procedure.
IMPORTANT INSTALLATION ITEMS
DEMCO products and accessories are intended to
be installed by professional installers with experience, proper equipment and the ability to do modification work. Installers with these qualifications can
be found in RV and Automotive Service Centers.
DO NOT use worn or damaged cables and/or pins.
Be sure the SAFETY CABLES are hooked, chassis to chassis, to both
the towing and towed vehicles using the crisscross method.
Check clearance between vehicles in a turning situation.
Check base plate mounting bolts for tightness and frame for metal
fatigue.
Do not load the towed vehicle with anything as you may exceed the
towing capacity of the tow bar.
Keep fingers away from pivot points to prevent personal injury.
Be sure the steering components of the towed vehicle are properly
aligned.
NOTE: This unit can be backed up in moderate increments. Any
severe backwards cornering could result in damage to the Tow Bar
and/or towed vehicle chassis.
For automatic transmissions: Consult your vehicle owners manual
for towing suitability with the drive shaft connected. Otherwise, the
towed vehicle will have to be equipped with a transmission pump or
drive shaft disconnect.
Check to make sure that all lights are in proper working order.
The information on towability of vehicles is reprinted with permission of MotorHome© Magazine, and is believed to be reliable.
However, Demco does not warrant the information to be correct.
Always consult your towed vehicle owner’s manual and follow towing instructions. Each year, MotorHome© Magazine, compiles a list
of vehicles that can be towed four-down behind a motorhome with
no modifications required. This guide contains only those vehicles
that have been approved by their manufacturers for towing. This
list is enclosed with this manual.
If the car to be towed has been in an accident, the
chassis may be damaged in an area where the Base
Plate attaches. It may no longer be suitable for
towing. Extreme caution and careful examination
are required in such a situation. It is also likely, even
from a minor accident, that the hole alignment will be
more difficult due to hole alignment problems.
Many DEMCO Base Plates are designed to use
existing holes and hardware to mount the Base Plate
to the towed vehicle. Even though the bolt is there,
however, do not assume it is adequate for mounting
the Base Plate. Manufacturers make many changes
in hardware both within and between model years.
Be sure the bolt is long enough to protrude past the
nut a distance no less than 1/2 the diameter of the
bolt, after the Base Plate is mounted. The threads
should be in good condition. We require that
"
Blue" be used on all bolts. If a new
bolt is required, be sure it is SAE Grade 5 or Metric
8.8.
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NOTE: The dimensional variations between otherwise
identical vehicles can be considerable. Some minor
modifications may have to be made to ensure a
proper fit.
Caution: MotorHome© Magazine left out any vehicles that have
towing speed limits slower than 55 m.p.h., or distance limits of less
than 200 miles. At a minimum, these vehicles require significant modification, such as the use of an aftermarket product, to make them
towable. The availability of a Demco Tow Bar Base Plate does not
imply that these vehicles can be modified or that there is an aftermarket product available. Refer to your vehicle owner’s manual or
consult your dealer to determine whether your vehicle can be modified to make it towable. Failure to observe this precaution could result in property damage or personal injury.
2. Remove three plastic push fasteners and one screw
from wheel well on each side.
1. Open hood and remove six plastic push fasteners.
3. Remove plastic filler panel from under facia by removing
five screws and two plastic push fasteners.
7. Remove air intake on passenger side, by removing
one bolt and two plastic push fasteners.
4. Remove one bolt on each side that connects facia to
fender.
8. Remove plastic filler panel on each side by removing all
plastic push fasteners, set panel aside for later notching
and reinstallation.
5. Remove four plastic push fasteners and one screw from
filler panel on each side.
6. If vehicle is equipped with fog lights be sure to unplug
them and remove facia.
9. Remove one bolt from horn. Bolt will not be reused.
10. With an assistant, slide base plate up onto frame and
forward to bumper make sure horn bolt hole and air
box holes line up, then clamp.
12. Drill two 3/8” holes in bumper using base plate chain anchor
as a guide insert bolts and tighten (use shims if needed).
Drivers side
Passenger side
13. Notch plastic filler panel as shown in picture on each side
and replace.
11. Drill bottom two 3/8” holes (on each side) insert bolts
and tighten, drill top two 3/8” holes (on each side)
place spacer bushings on each as shown on front
cover with the longer spacers on the drivers side and
the shorter spacers on the passenger side. NOTE:
Use Blue
on threads and tighten bolts
according to bolt chart on front page.
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14. Notch plastic on front facia for pull ears as shown above.
Reinstall facia, plastic filler panels and all hardware. Install
horn with longer supplied metric bolt, washer, and
lockwasher.
Warranty Registration
Dethmers Manufacturing Company
4010 320th Street • Box 189 • Boyden, Iowa 51234
Toll Free 800-54DEMCO (800-543-3626) • FAX 800-845-6420
www.demco-products.com
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Comments
Owner’s Name:
City:
Mailing Address:
State:
Zip Code:
Model#:
Serial #:
Purchase Date:
Owner’s Signature:
Please return to DETHMERS MFG. CO. By FAX or tri-folding this form to the backside, it is pre-addressed.
Postage
Dethmers Manufacturing Company
4010 320th Street, Box 189
Boyden, Iowa 51234
DEMCO PRODUCTS ORIGINAL
PURCHASERS LIMITED WARRANTY
1. Extent and Duration of this Warranty:
Your Demco product has a Lifetime Limited
warranty to be free from defects in materials and
workmanship under normal use and service from date of
purchase by the original (first) retail owner, or until it is
resold or transferred by the original owner. Any part of the
Demco product found in the judgement of the
manufacturer to be defective in materials or workmanship
will be repaired or replaced at the manufacturer’s option
without charge for parts or labor to the original owner.
2. Manufacturer and Warrantor:
Dethmers Manufacturing Co.
4010 320th Street
P.O. Box 189
Boyden, IA 51234
(712) 725-2311
3. Repair or Replacement Procedure:
If your Demco product develops a defect during the
warranty period, promptly notify Dethmers Manufacturing
Co. customer service department. Until such notice is
received, Warrantor will not be responsible for any repair
or replacement.
Upon receipt of notice from you, Warrantor will have a
choice of options in replacing any part it determines to be
defective:
a) Warrantor may require you at your own expense to
deliver or ship the part to its factory or authorized
dealer. Any defective part will be repaired or
replaced and returned to you free of charge. Any
part returned to Warrantor and found not to be
defective will be returned to you freight collect with
an explanation.
b) Warrantor may elect to ship a new part to its dealer
to be exchanged free of charge for the defective part
returned by you to the dealer.
c) Warrantor may elect to ship or deliver a replacement part to your address.
4. Limitations on Warranty Coverage:
Coverage under this warranty will be valid only if the
customer warranty card is returned by the original
purchaser within 30 days of purchase.
Coverage under this warranty will be effective only when
a copy of the original invoice, showing the date and
location of purchase, accompanies any claim for warranty. This warranty is limited to the original owner and is
NON TRANSFERABLE to a second party.
Warrantor has no liability whatsoever and this warranty is
null and void if any Demco product has been misassembled
or subjected to neglect, negligence, misuse, accident or
operated in any way contrary to the operating and maintenance instructions as specified in the Demco Owner’s
Manual for that model.
This warranty does not cover any product that has been
altered or modified so as to affect it’s operation, performance or durability, or that has been modified to change
the intended use of the product.
In addition, the warranty does not extend to repairs made
necessary by normal use of parts, accessories or other
equipment which in the judgment of Warrantor, are either
incompatible with the Demco product, or affect its operation, performance or durability.
This warranty does not cover:
1) normal wear and tear
2) road film or gravel damage to paint
3) paint
4) rust damage
Warrantor has a policy of continuous product improvement. We reserve the right to change or improve the
design of any Demco product, including but not limited to
state of the art changes, without assuming any obligation
to modify any product previously manufactured.
Warrantor assumes no responsibility to the owner for loss
of use of the product, loss of time, inconvenience or other
damage consequential or otherwise, including, but not
limited to expense for gasoline, expense of transporting
the product to the dealer and expense of returning the
product, mechanic’s travel time, telephone or telegram
charges, road service/towing charges, rental of another
product during the time warranty repairs are being performed, travel, lodging, loss or damage to personal property or loss of revenue or earnings.
5. Limitations of Implied Warranties:
All implied warranties, if any, expire and terminate upon
expiration of this warranty. Some states do not allow
limitation on how long an implied warranty lasts, so this
limitation may not apply to you.
6. Limitation of Consequential Damages:
Warrantor’s responsibility under this warranty extends
solely to repair or replacement of your Demco product and
its component parts.
Warrantor does not assume responsibility for, nor shall it
be liable for, any special, incidental or consequential
damages. Some states do not allow the exclusion or
limitation on incidental or consequential damages, so the
above exclusion or limitation may not apply to you.
7. Purchaser’s Rights:
This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may
also have other rights which vary from state to state.
8. Exclusive Warranty:
This is the only express warranty made by Dethmers
Manufacturing Co. on your Demco product and no agent,
employee, or other person is allowed to change or add to
this warranty.
DETHMERS MFG. COMPANY
4010 320th St., P.O. BOX 189, BOYDEN, IA. 51234
PH: (712) 725-2311
FAX: (712) 725-2380 or 1-800-845-6420
TOLL FREE: 1-800-54DEMCO (1-800-543-3626)
www.demco-products.com