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Posted: 01/05/22 07:42pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Try Auto Parts on Craigslist. Scammers are everywhere including Facebook Marketplace you just need to weed them out. Over the years I've bought and sold many things on Craigslist and I haven't lost any money yet





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Posted: 01/06/22 07:33am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

This ^^^^^.
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I think hitchtrader.com is still viable.


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Tyler0215 wrote:

You will probably have better luck selling your hitch in 3 or 4 months.


No doubt, that is when I sold mine.


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Market place is probably your best option


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cummins2014 wrote:

Let me add , its a solid connection that frame, it locks to your four factory pucks, and there is no movement or slop . The only movement you will have is the same as you had connected to the bed rails with your four pins, which on mine is nothing I can detect .

Its nice to go directly to the four pucks , and if I was starting from scratch , that's what I would do , but nothing wrong with this setup other than another part to take out if a clean bed is needed. In my case ,I don't bother there is no need for a completely clean bed . IMO its great option, the adapter with already having a hitch , and considering yours is pretty new .


Cummins2014 - Thanks for your info. As a guy born in the 50s, it is hard for me to just order major items on Amazon, especially items that weigh 75# plus.
I did go to the place where I bought the hitch 3 years ago. They do not sell Reese products, but the guy there grabbed a tape measure and looked up specs on my truck and the adapter, then went to my truck and measured the puck locations.
That showed me that the adapter will work.
It should arrive tomorrow.
Once I get it and get it set up, I likely will find why the slider won't work with it. But, with my long bed, I certainly won't need the slider. Just curious.
Oh yeah, I did pull the trigger on the 2021 3500 before Christmas.
Thanks again for your input.

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The adapter will work very well, IMO a great choice, some have disagreed with the adapters ,but similar to bed rails other than it can be removed . Being born in the 40's I had no problem with the 75 lbs. FYI the slider although you don't need it will work just fine with the adapter ,no problem there .

Finding out after many trips with my fifth wheel my existing slider was not needed with both trucks I used it with . Previous truck Ford Superduty 350 short bed. My present truck 2014 Ram 3500 short bed , or as they call them now standard bed [emoticon] I now tow with the steel Andersen hitch ,that also attaches to my adapter on my Ram truck . My Reese 18K slider is more or less a paper weight sitting in my garage. Never have attempted to sell it, I may some day, or just give it away.

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cummins2014 wrote:

The adapter will work very well, IMO a great choice, some have disagreed with the adapters ,but similar to bed rails other than it can be removed . Being born in the 40's I had no problem with the 75 lbs. FYI the slider although you don't need it will work just fine with the adapter ,no problem there .

Finding out after many trips with my fifth wheel my existing slider was not needed with both trucks I used it with . Previous truck Ford Superduty 350 short bed. My present truck 2014 Ram 3500 short bed , or as they call them now standard bed [emoticon] I now tow with the steel Andersen hitch ,that also attaches to my adapter on my Ram truck . My Reese 18K slider is more or less a paper weight sitting in my garage. Never have attempted to sell it, I may some day, or just give it away.


Got the adapter last week. Surprisingly, it was already assembled.
I put it in and just had to adjust thee front pieces a half turn.
Fits like a glove.
Also, the slider does work with it - not that I will need it any longer. I guess the B&W guy was just telling me what he had heard about the adapter.
Thanks again for the help.

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I hate Craig's List because of the scammers, but, I placed an ad there recently. Nothing but scammers, so far.
Anyone have thoughts on how to reach potential interested buyers (??)

Thanks,


VERY easy solution:

To eliminate scammers, dealers, tire kickers, etc. AND eliminate phone calls at "in-opportune" times (early AM, etc.) - also no need to reply or "filter" e-mail you receive.

Here ya go - example is Craigs List. Get a "voice mail ONLY" answering service. Cost is usually about $8. per month - sometimes requires a minimum of 3 month subscription.

You use that phone number for/in your advertisement. (NO e-mail)

On your outgoing message (what callers hear) is a brief repeat of what you have for sale. (The one I use has a maximum outgoing message of 5 minutes - I only needed about one minute).

Advise the callers it's voice mail ONLY, leave their phone number, and you will return calls in the order they were received. Don't return obviously bogus calls!

When you call them use a "burner" cell phone, like a TracPhone flip phone. The person/s you call do *not* have your "real" phone number to bug you - unless and until the caller passes the "litmus test" as a serious buyer! (And - NO, I didn't skip to the callers that offered more than asking price)

BTW - your flip phone is handy to leave in your vehicle in case of a break-down, etc. - normally "off" (If you pay annually it's about $7 per month).

Here's two of my CL success stories:
#1. (both before Covid). 20 ft TT for sale. Listed on CL about midnight, and turned in for the night. Next day about 5PM, I checked my voice mail.

WOW !! - 95 calls ! Although some were repeat callers who didn't catch on to - the phone would not be answered. Some were what the OP called "scammers". Two even offered more than the asking price.

#1. I returned the first call (caller left his number at 2AM !!)
He was a serious buyer - was at my home (from about 50 miles away) by
9PM with "asking price" CASH in hand. Done deal - in less than 24 hours!

#2. CL again. Aluminum fishing boat. Same procedure. About ten calls. Again, first caller purchased boat the day following the listing for/with the asking price in CASH. He was closer - about 5 miles away. Done deal, the day after posting the ad.

Before listing either of the above, I thoroughly researched what was at least a "reasonable" asking price for each (via comparables, in equally nice condition) - no trades, cash only.

When the item is sold - post a NEW outgoing message to that effect.

Hope that helps - sure worked for me - and will be my "go to" plan for anything I wish to sell in the future!!....[emoticon]



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Simply use email until you feel the person is legit.

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