Blue Ox is inviting RVers this summer to visit its manufacturing facility in Pender, Neb., and stay at its campground during the visit.

All Blue Ox customers stay at the campground for free, while non-customers  pay $15 a night. The campground has full sewer and electric hookups, with  primitive camping sites also available. Tours of the Blue Ox manufacturing  facility are conducted each weekday at 10:30 a.m. andblue-ox-campground1 2:30 p.m.

 Summer picnics and ice cream socials are planned, and customers may  schedule maintenance on Blue Ox products. To make arrangements, or for  more information, call toll-free, (800) 228-9289, ext. 3107, or e- mail mandyjohnson@blueox.us. Group tours are especially encouraged to  call ahead.

 Blue Ox is a leading manufacturer of tow bars,  baseplates, braking systems,  towing accessories, hitches, sport carriers and steering controls, all  manufactured at its Pender facility.

 The plant tour shows the broad family of Blue Ox products, including recent  innovations like the new BedSaver hitch accessory for fifth-wheels that  prevents truck bed damage.