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Old 10-01-2012, 04:47 PM   #1
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Need a part.... somewhat urgently

I am sidelined near Dayton Ohio. I just discovered my Reese hitch head is cracked. I need to replace it ASAP.

I need the ball mount/ head with the provision for the square trunion style bars.
I checked a few welders an no one will weld due to liability issues.

I thought I'd check here before ordering one.

Thanks in advance...
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Old 10-01-2012, 05:03 PM   #2
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Go to any RV dealer that sells travel trailers.
Ask if you may take a look through their pile of old trailer hitches.
Many dealers will not sell used hitches that they may obtain when they take a TT on trade in. So, they toss everything out back and sell a new hitch to the new owner who buys the used TT.
It's a long shot, but I have found some pretty good hitch parts that way.
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Old 10-01-2012, 05:15 PM   #3
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Here is a list from the dealer locator off the reese website.

Reese


Authorized Dealers within 20 miles of 45401
Custom Way Welding
2217 N Dayton Lakeview Road
New Carlisle, OH US 45344
(937) 845-9469

(About 15.0 miles from your location)
Ziebart Rhino Lining
7030 Poe Ave
Dayton, OH US 45414
(937) 890-8782
(About 3.7 miles from your location)
Midwest RV
1100 Brandt Pike
Dayton, OH US 45404
(937) 236-0200
(About 2.1 miles from your location)
Ziebart Rhino Lining
8919 Kingsridge Rd
Centerville, OH US 45458
(937) 433-6244
(About 11.2 miles from your location)
Smyth Automotive
3975 Dayton Park Dr
Suite D
Dayton, OH US 45414
(937) 236-8124
(About 3.7 miles from your location)
Cruisers Car & Truck
1944 US 68 North
Xenia, OH US 45385
(937) 376-7783
(About 14.3 miles from your location)
Ziebart Rhino Lining
2433 W State Rd 55
Troy, OH US 45373
(937) 355-7367
(About 18.1 miles from your location)
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Old 10-26-2012, 05:57 PM   #4
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I forgot I had posted this....
Please , if you have a Reese or Draw Tire brand hitch check it now for cracks, broken welds and fatigue.
I'm my quest a few weeks ago for a replacement ball mount/ head, I learned by seeing not only my own failed mount, but by seeing piles of hitches with the same failures I experienced. Of you Google for "Reese wd hitch failure" you will return many accounts of disaster.
I consider myself very lucky that mine did not allow a complete disconnect..... others were not so lucky and have died as a result of the failure.
With all this being said... I still love how the WD trunion bar dual cam works. I do however fear Chinese metal and workmanship... unavoidable I guess.
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