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gregorya

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Posted: 07/17/06 02:10pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

From Brad's orignal post:
BradW wrote:

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I made my own 24" extension 10 years ago.

Brad


I want to flat-tow our Jeep behind our rig. I'm going to need a roughly 30" extension to accomodate the Bigfoot. I'm assuming that in flat towing, I don't need to worry about tounge weight. I am concerned about the side-to-side play at the ball end of the towbar.

I've looked at the Tow Beast/Extention Bar on the Drawtite website, and I've heard mention that the extention is held in tension with some chains to stop the side-to-side play at the end of the extension.

Would anyone like to share pictures of this system rigged up? Drawtite's website had nothing to show, and no discussions on the subject. The installation manuals don't cover the topic, either.

I have a couple sketches of solutions using my factory hitch. I'd like to see some pictures for examples.

I am flat towing, not pulling a trailer. If I do decide to pull a trailer in the future, I will certainly upgrade the hitch.

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Posted: 07/17/06 02:40pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I use a 42" superhitch extension.

there is no side to side play with the chain system.

I'm sure you could weld something up for any hitch, if you want.

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I do not hane any picks so I hope you can understand this. What we have done in the past is weld two more receivers to the reciver hitch on the truch the xtra ones were near the end. You could say that the ball mount looked like a E with the middle leg crossed like a t it served the same purpose as the chains shown above but it was used to pull 3 horse trailer with a lance TC. The left side of the leg had receiver so that diffrent drop hitches could be used.


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Here is mine 24" extension 1 1/4 receivers welded to each end 1"x3/4 solid stock welded to 1 1/4 solid shank brought to middle and bolted to 2" solid extension Dan.
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Posted: 07/17/06 07:54pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

kehale that superhitch looks impressive. Tell me whats the purpose of the dual receivers (over-under)? Just to house the twin beam or?


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Adacas wrote:

kehale that superhitch looks impressive. Tell me whats the purpose of the dual receivers (over-under)? Just to house the twin beam or?


I believe they call it a truss arrangement. The hitch itself is very strong and with the double arrangement, I believe it to be the strongest pickup receiver hitch available. There's been some debate on what's stronger, the tow beast or superhitch, however.

Does the tow beast extension have the chain arrangement, too? For flat towing, I would think the chains would be a necessity.

Here's some more pics of the hitch itself.

http://community.webshots.com/album/547388732WOdYZr

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Posted: 07/17/06 08:30pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

There's been some debate on what's stronger, the tow beast or superhitch, however.
I don't think there's much doubt that the Superhitch is stronger than the Tow Beast

Does the tow beast extension have the chain arrangement, too?
The stock Tow Beast does not. My Tow Beast / homemade extension does have the chains/turnbuckles.

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Posted: 07/17/06 09:29pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Thanks for the pictures and descriptions!

Brad, how do you rig the chains on your hitch? It didn't look like there were any attachment points on the hitch.

Thanks,
Greg

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Posted: 07/18/06 05:00am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I'll try to post some photos tonight.

Brad

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Posted: 07/18/06 05:55am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

My daughter welded this one up.. (35" ext) Yes she is a certified welder..
Yes we did rip off super hitch.. (but better)

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