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Old 09-16-2014, 09:50 AM   #15
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You are now aware of the need to determine the shank specs before you buy a system online.

One other thing you should consider is that hitch has absolutely no sway control factor.
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Old 09-16-2014, 07:38 PM   #16
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I wonder if I try to buy the hitch in locally store, which chain store I should visit?
I really feel the RV deal's price is unbelievable high ($999 and another is $1300, I forgot to ask for the brand.)
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Old 09-17-2014, 12:45 AM   #17
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You might consider visiting a Six Robblies store in your area. I have found them to be very very helpful and they have been around since 1913. Fair prices. They also work with others in the area and will be a good source to recommend shops who sell things that they do not. I go to the Missoula store and they found me a great shop to have a new hitch coupler put on my Argosy. Years ago the Spokane store was equally helpful when I needed some brake parts.

I think they sell hitches too, but I am not sure. If not, they will recommend a good local shop.

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Old 09-17-2014, 06:53 AM   #18
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I wonder if I try to buy the hitch in locally store, which chain store I should visit?
I really feel the RV deal's price is unbelievable high ($999 and another is $1300, I forgot to ask for the brand.)
Wow. When I see the prices of Reese hitches online (which is what I have) and then remember what the guy I bought the trailer from said he paid for it, I start to wonder...

In our case, we're working with a place that sells caps, utility trailers, etc. There are a couple of them around here. I haven't priced a full hitch from them, so I don't know what they'd charge for a hitch equivalent to mine. Also, since they usually don't deal with weight distribution setups, they're not going to be experts on them - but then, from many threads we see on here, neither are many RV dealers, so you're really no worse off.
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Old 09-17-2014, 09:23 AM   #19
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... I need 2 more inches of drop to get things level all around. The next size the dealership has is 4 and 6 inches longer. They were reluctant to exchange it for a longer hitch drop saying that another customer with the same TV hit a RR track crossing using a longer hitch drop.
We could not get the exact shank drop that we needed; so, I used a cut off wheel on a small grinder and shortened a longer shank to make it perfect ... not a quick job, but required no skill.
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We could not get the exact shank drop that we needed; so, I used a cut off wheel on a small grinder and shortened a longer shank to make it perfect ... not a quick job, but required no skill.
I have the correct bar coming direct from Blue Ox free of charge. It should be here in a few days.
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