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Old 10-24-2009, 10:55 AM   #1
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Anyone Know Kind W-D Hitch?

Does anyone know what kind of hitch this is.
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Old 10-24-2009, 11:21 AM   #2
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unless there is a lot in the missing part of the image, its not a wd hitch, just a shank and ball. Maybe you could work on the image and repost it.
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It looks like there could be holes in the bottom of the hitch that WD arms would attach to. I really can't tell much from the pictures either.
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Old 10-24-2009, 12:11 PM   #4
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Your right its is just the shank and ball I do not the photos of the bars.
I was hoping that someone would recognize this hitch and I can get some
information about it like who made it and the gvw's with using the bars
and the gvw's with out using bars or if anyone knows where I can find
one like it.
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Whatever it is, it looks to have a welded head... or a bolt together that has been modified/welded to fit one specific tow vehicle. I doubt that it will be set for a "current" tow vehicle. My opinion would be to not use it for more than a small utility trailer.
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Old 10-24-2009, 01:08 PM   #6
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Does anyone know what kind of hitch this is.
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John.

It looks like there are 2 round holes at the bottom of a ball mount.

That means it's probably a Eazlift hitch, which is a brand of load equalizing hitches.

The load equalizing rating is determined by the size of those holes.

It's pulling weight rating is more than you need for any Airstream ever built.

Please understand, that what you have "DOES NOT" provide any form of sway control. A sway control is necessary when pulling an Airstream. If not, you risk losing control of it, at any split second, which can result in a severe accident as well as personal injury, or worse.

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If it is a Eaz Lift hitch as Andy says,
Perhaps this link will give you some info:
eazlift | Towing into the 21st century.
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The more I look at it, the more I am convinced that it is a completely homemade item. The welds and junctions look less than streamlined. The holes look like chain links welded in, perhaps for the emergency chains. So, I dont think this is a weight distribution hitch at all.
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It doesn't look anything like my Eaz-Lift from 1959. The sockets for the springbars are much more apparent. It's possible though.
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Old 10-25-2009, 07:44 AM   #10
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Hi Mark I think the loops on the were welded on for safety chains
witch is not the right place for safety chains that's for sure it may
be a eaz-lift they all looked about the same back in the day.
I know some one has to know what this thing is.

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I know some one has to know what this thing is.

Thanks John
It looks like it was a custom head by either a real handy trailer owner, or a welding shop. That's how hitches were made and fitted to tow vehicles back in the day, there wasn't much pre-fab back then. My parents had a similar head on their 1948 F3 for towing their travel trailer.
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