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Old 02-02-2004, 10:57 AM   #1
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What is this?

Does anyone know what this is? It came with my trailer tucked in the rear plumbing compartment.

I was thinking it had something to do with the hitch, but I'm not sure.
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Old 02-02-2004, 12:43 PM   #2
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Are the tips threaded?
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Old 02-02-2004, 01:44 PM   #3
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The end of the rod is threaded. That is all.

Pretty strange, huh?
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Old 02-02-2004, 02:18 PM   #4
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Not sure....how about a awning puller?

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Old 02-02-2004, 02:23 PM   #5
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I have the hook for the awning.

This item is very heavy. Solid steel and about 2' long.

I was thinking it had something to do with getting the sway bars in to place. Something for leverage. Either that, or for protection when boondocking!

If it isn't home made, I am sure someone will come up with the answer!
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Old 02-02-2004, 02:32 PM   #6
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Spare Tire Carrier

Does you AS have a cavity in the front for a Spare tire?
Does it have the A Frame assembly for the spare tire.


If so, I can see where this device would come in handy to lift the A frame to get the tension off of the lock that holds the A frame up.

If you ever used one of these lift up spare tire carriers, you can probably identify with what I am saying. They are very heavy, especially with the spare tire in it.

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Old 02-02-2004, 02:35 PM   #7
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What is this?

Greetings Sneakinup!

I have two guesses:

The first is that it is a tool or part of the under-coach spare tire carrier. As a tool, it looks like it could be used to hook into the center hole in the rim to lever the tire out of the spare tire carrier. As a part of the spare tire carrier it looks like something that migh have served as a latch or lever.

The second as a hook to hold a water filter. I have seen filter holders on the back of several Vintage trailers at the International Rally. The hook has a fitting on the rear bumper and the hook screws into the fitting and holds a portable water filter above the rear bumper.

I can't give a definite identification as both of my thoughts are guesses at best.

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Old 02-02-2004, 02:38 PM   #8
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For the hitch, I think

I believe that you will find that it is for snapping the equalizer bars onto the brackets on the tongue. I think you have an Equ-a-lize-er (sp) hitch. I saw a tool like that in the step-by-step demo of hooking up their hitch on their web site.
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Old 02-02-2004, 02:44 PM   #9
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It looks very homemade to me.....

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Old 02-02-2004, 02:49 PM   #10
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What?

It's a spanner for hose couplings on a standard Clearwater FD fire hydrant.
Use this to attach a 2 1/2" hose from the fire hydrant to your freshwater inlet. Useful when boondocking away from normal campground hook-ups.
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Old 02-02-2004, 03:22 PM   #11
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Other possibilities....

Pot hook for campfire (silver handle missing)
One earpiece from the greengiants eyeglasses
Hook for closing ornery accordian door to bathroom (whilst seated).
Acme tire puncturer...
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Maybe it was made for tapping a beer keg?
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Final word

It is an Equal-izer hitch optional snap-up lever, part #1104. Look at the Equal-izer Assembly Instructions . Go down to figure F and you will see a line drawing of the tool in use. If you can't jack the tongue high enough to put the bars in the brackets by hand, you simply snap them in with the tool.

The web page referenced above is a pdf file and takes a few minutes to load on a dial-up connection.
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John got it right so that means he wins it. Just pay the shipping and it's all yours.

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