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Old 02-19-2014, 08:30 AM   #1
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What kind of hitch is this?

Hi Everyone, I was wondering if anyone can tell me what kind of hitch or trailer this came from. This hitch has been adapted to a Silver streak clipper. John Los Angeles, CA
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Old 02-19-2014, 08:31 AM   #2
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Old 02-19-2014, 08:45 AM   #3
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The coupler looks like an Atwood that someone has welded to a single tongue beam.

I would look under the trailer to see if the beam was an after thought because the original A frame may have failed.
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Was that an aftermarket hitch? I did look under the hitch and inspect the tube it is welded on solid with good welds.
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There is no hitch in the picture. What you are showing is a trailer tongue with a coupler welded to the end of it.

I think the whole thing is aftermarket and warrant replacement if the trailer is more than 1,000 lbs.
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These originally looked like this
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Your second picture looks to have an A frame forward of the trailer body. If everything is still there with respect to the frame the coupler has been changed to a more recent Atwood.

If you want to change the coupler there are several none A frame couplers that will weld directly to a beam
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which ones? Thanks for your response
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Old 02-19-2014, 12:22 PM   #9
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You can find several with specs here
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The coupler looks like an Atwood that someone has welded to a single tongue beam.
The coupler itself likes like a Marvel, which is common on Airstreams.
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The image is poor, can't quite see, but whether it is Atwood or Marvel, it looks as if the lip/flange around the ball-cup has been ground away. If that is the case, its safety may be compromised.

It's not pretty.

A non A-frame coupler is a great suggestion.
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If the coupler is sound and functional, you could stick with what you have and add a flat surface behind the coupler. Kind of fabricate a nice piece of metal to go under your propane tank if you're planning on putting one there.
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Looking at the handle, I think I have an identical one in my garage. Look at the side of the handle arm. It should say ATWOOD.
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