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RE: Towing without WD hitch

I would not believe posted weights as they have been wrong in my experience. Towing without the W/D hitch is possible and I did it once when the trunion bar pin failed. I was doing an 03 Ram 2500 pulling a 36' TH with 4 ATVs in it. We pulled over two passes and one had light snow on the ground. Lots of pissed off people behind me as I was going very slow and careful. Never got near anyone in front of me and stopped several times to look the system over. I just wanted to say from experience it can be done but, highly not recommended. Slow is the key.
lamopar 06/25/20 11:22am Toy Haulers
RE: Reese head loose on shank

Hannibal I am not out to prove the tech wrong. I understand his opinion on the slop and that is why I have not worried about it for a couple of years. What I see is a bent bolt and pulled threads. I have checked other peoples hitch in the parking lots and noticed they do not have the movement mine does. I agree with him that the movement is not going to shear off the bolts allowing my trailer total freedom on the highway but, I really don't think adding more movement to the hitch assembly is good. I am planning on doing what you did and stop the rattle and hopefully reduce the overall movement. My purpose for the message initially is to determine if the movement in mine is the same as everyone else's or is mine different. It seems you had movement and put in a shim and stopped it. That will be my goal as well.
lamopar 06/24/20 11:13am Towing
RE: Reese head loose on shank

http://www.rv.net/forum/index.cfm/fuseaction/thread/tid/30099253/gotomsg/30099958.cfm#30099958 Thanks. I assume it would not cause a problem as it has been this way for a while. Although I am nervous with the bolt bent and the threads pulled. It would seem the movement changes the ball angle. With the adjustment made in very small steps with the adjusters it seems the ball would move 2 or 3 notches worth. I know I put the hitch together during a trip three years ago and have pulled a lot since then. I am going to get the kit to mount from Reese and install the shim. Of course I thought about just making a shim out of steel and putting it in there. This might be a job today since it is going to be hot again!
lamopar 06/24/20 09:38am Towing
RE: Reese head loose on shank

I am about 1 hour southeast of Salem, two hours south of Portland and 1 1/2 hour west of Bend. This shim part makes sense as that would solve the problem.
lamopar 06/22/20 11:10pm Towing
Reese head loose on shank

I have a Reese Titan shank and the trunion style head. When the bolts are as tight as I can possible get them the head is still loose on the shank. I see it calls for 300 lbs torque. Can the cast head actually squeeze onto the shank to keep it from moving up and down? Looking for some guidance here. I am going to purchase new nuts and bolts and try again as these seem to have the threads rolled and one bolt is bent. It took a 1" drive rattle gun to get the nuts loosened back up and it took a lot of time. Still the shank and head were not tight.
lamopar 06/22/20 09:14pm Towing
RE: Problems when replacing 7 pin connector

If it were me, I would take a battery and attach the ground wire then connect the other wires to determine what color goes where. I am guessing you will have a marker light, turn lights, break light and you should be able to hear the brakes work.
lamopar 05/10/20 12:31pm Tech Issues
RE: tow vehicle advice

We purchased a 36' bumper pull toy hauler tripple axle unit in 2012. I pulled it with a SRW Ram 2500 until my injector stuck and blew the motor going over the Tetons in 2017. We then purchased a Ram 3500 SRW and have been pulling since. We use the Reese Dual Cam sway control and I have never had a problem with sway or weight transfer. Our tongue weight is 1950 measured at the scale. From my experience having both the biggest difference is power a new truck has. With the old 5.9l we could pull just fine and did from coast to coast loaded but in heavy winds or up the passes it would struggle. With the 6.7l 2017 I don't have any problem. From my personal opinion I would try driving with the current truck, ensuring you have something like a Reese Titan hitch and proper hitch components along with making sure your wiring is perfect for the braking. Lastly, even if you have a new truck, slow is good and keep your distance from the other vehicles.
lamopar 04/15/20 12:43pm Toy Haulers
RE: How do you guys carry bicycles inside?

Odd seeing this today as we had the same problem a few years ago. I think my answer was much easier there is nothing to move in and out. We simply use the tie downs in the floor and one strap on each end of the handle bar just like we do with the dirt bikes in the bak of the truck. I butted the front wheel up against the back door and three bikes fit there with the tie downs. The other two bikes I butted up against the wall. Never had a problem and the bikes don't move. We have done the same with ATVs in the trailer and just used the ATVs as tie down points or as one side. We just slightly compress the front shocks and it holds fine. Just an idea.
lamopar 10/25/19 10:00am Toy Haulers
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