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Old 04-18-2006, 10:31 AM   #15
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Joe, and all, thank you sooooooo much for your thoughts. I am calling the Dealer today to see where they are at. Will Update you all.......

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Old 04-18-2006, 11:01 AM   #16
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Did you look into THIS yet?
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Old 04-18-2006, 11:54 AM   #17
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hi hhp and you other high flyin' towers....

alumistinger makes a stock 10in drop unwelded, 13,000lb rated drop bar that might work.....and it's aluminum!

these are cool, and amazingly light to lift/carry.

priced not too bad either.....

i spoke with the rep at an rv show this winter....web site not up yet.

they will also do custom length and drops for just a little more....

but he indicated that the 10" drop model works well with the h2...

here are a couple of vendors, prices and pictures....i sure wish they made a hensley version..

http://www.trailerandtruckparts.com/ballmounts.htm

http://www.pickupspecialties.com/Hit...ball_mount.htm

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Old 04-18-2006, 08:18 PM   #18
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Norm (Driftwood),
The rear overhang on an H2 is so short that I doubt a Pull-rite would fit. Plus is would reduce ground clearance and rear departure angle for taking the H2 off-road. And yes some of us actually do that!

2air,
The 'stinger might be a good choice if tongue weight is below 500 lbs., which should be good for boats and snowmobile trailers, but not your average travel trailer (but might work for some vintage units). Above 500 lbs GM requires weight distribution for the H2. Plus I wonder if it is possible to add any type of sway control to that 'stinger. Certainly can't easily weld on a tab to mount a friction control. While I haven't had any sway issues with my setup, I am a firm beleiver in not cutting corners safety wise. I'd want to use a friction control at a minimum, or preferably a Reese Dual Cam or similar setup.
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Old 04-18-2006, 08:30 PM   #19
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Is this what you are needing.
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Old 04-18-2006, 08:33 PM   #20
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I thought the only time an H2 went off road was when it backed over a flower bed!!!!

Seriously, hope you find what you need, Airstreaming is a blast!

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Old 04-18-2006, 08:37 PM   #21
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Nope, I need at least a 16" tall shank to give the required amount of drop. HHP wants one additionally at least 18" long to move the ball out past his spare tire. But I do appreciate your trying, never know when someone will stumble upon a web site you have never seen before.
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Old 04-18-2006, 08:46 PM   #22
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I thought the only time an H2 went off road was when it backed over a flower bed!!!!

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If someone blings up their H2 up with lots of chrome and 26' wheels, you're probably right that a flower bed is as far off road as they will get. I on the other hand tried to order my H2 with a little chrome as possible. I wanted a purposeful look - brushguards and roof racks, etc. all in black. I knew I wouldn't be a hard core "wheeler", but I definitely wanted to occasionally sample it's off-road abilities.

Last year we planned to pull the Airstream to the Indiana Badlands Off Road Park to go off roading with the Hummer Club. That was going to be awsome with everyone else camping in a tent and us in an Airstream. Unfortunately the event got cancelled when the organizer was injured and no one stepped up in his absense. Maybe some day.

We did go up to Grayling Michigan this past January to trudge thru the snow with the Hummer Club. Nothing like getting out there where only snowmobiles and tanks and Humvee's normally venture (it was next to a military base).
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I wonder if it is possible to add any type of sway control to that 'stinger. Certainly can't easily weld on a tab to mount a friction control..
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agree completely that w/d & antisway are important....
i never leave home without them...

as i recall this thing is rated to 13k/2k on the tongue....it was noisey at the rv show but i did get the impression they could ad riggin for sway....and they had a equally rated aluminum ball to go with it.

i've got the company flyer somewhere.....
ok i've found the website for the maker.....

anderson manufacturing inc....

http://ultrahitch.rpmsolutions.biz/index.cfm?Section=1

http://ultrahitch.rpmsolutions.biz/index.cfm?Section=73

and a photo of the ball mounts and adjustable aluminum drop bar...
http://www.hitchsolutions.com/


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Geez, any welding or fabricating shop could do this. If they can't, then they are NOT a welding and fabricating shop.

I saw a 24" drop yesterday, on a lifted Ford 4X4. Pretty wild looking! I've got to start keeping my digital camera in the truck more often.
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2air,
I've seen that Rapid Hitch in person. A nice looking unit, and I'm sure it will appeal to some, but too pricey for my taste. A nice steel adjustible hitch that is painted black would suffice for me. And you'd certainly want to make sure that Rapid Hitch was locked in place, because I'm sure it would otherwise quickly develop "legs" if you know what I mean.
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Old 04-22-2006, 09:42 PM   #26
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Greetings Fellow Streamers:

The problem was solved using a Reese hitch extender (Model 11003). This extender clears my tire very nicely. With weight distribution, it is rated for 7000lbs. This is well under for my 2006 Safari 23' SE.


Towed it home and it towed very nicely.

Or maiden voyage is set for next week. Mount Charleston, outside of Las Vegas. Great place....


I too, use my hummer off road. I wheel with a bunch of Unimog and Pinzgauer owners....
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Unimog??!!!

Wow, LOVE those Unimogs. They can do UNBELIEVABLE things in the right hands!

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