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Old 05-30-2007, 02:55 PM   #1
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Adjustable hitch by Masterlock

I purchased an adjustable tow hitch that can raise or drop about six inches in either direction. It can be adjusted while hooked up to the tug by using a standated ratchet, no need to unhook , adjust, hook up...etc.

While it is adjustable via a spring I'm questioning how sturdy it is. It's rated to 5000lbs and a tongue weight of 500 lbs.

Anyone seen these?

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Old 05-30-2007, 06:51 PM   #2
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Either direction?

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... Anyone seen these?
One foot total? Sounds kinda hard to believe.

Got any pictures to post?

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Old 05-30-2007, 07:23 PM   #3
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I found this at the web site;

It should work fine for a drop on and go type setup, but it has no weight distribution or anti sway capabilities.
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I had that hitch - it folded like a beer can in a rear end tap from a Mitsubishi PofS that hit me at a stop sign. Caved the hood and cracked the intake of the PofS and the guy took off for about 3 miles until the intake debris ate the engine up.

In short - I would not trust it to its max load - granted an accident was not in its design engineering load but it was folded in ways I thought were impossible. I do have 4 trailers all with different drops - I wanted an adjustable hitch for the yard hauls for moving the trailers around. It worked great for that.

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Old 05-31-2007, 09:41 PM   #5
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New Replacement Hitch

This is what I have now - about 6 inch drop and flip it over you have 6 inchs up for a travel of about 12 inches TOTAL. Very well built.
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