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Old 05-03-2010, 07:13 AM   #1
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Question anyone seen this hitch

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ID:	101716 The hitch is a two wheel ball hitch that will accommodate sway bars. It is much like the Stinger Hitch but beefier. I saw it in the JC Whitney catalog displaying a product they were selling, not the hitch and they don't know anything about the hitch as the manufacture of the product they were selling supplied the picture. The picture shows the cargo trailer connected to the two wheel ball hitch and with sway bars and this two wheel hitch is connected to the Van. Anybody out there can help me in locating this product? Any help will be greatly appreciated.
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Old 05-03-2010, 07:24 AM   #2
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I have not seen this hitch, but in the 50s there was a similar device called a slimp wheel. I see equaliizer bars in the photo, not sway bars.
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I don't see how it's possible for equilizer bars to work in a hitch like that one.

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Old 05-03-2010, 08:31 AM   #4
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I don't see how it's possible for equilizer bars to work in a hitch like that one.

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I had the same thought, but, the equalizer bars should still transfer tongue weight and maybe help level the trailer. This seems somewhat redundant as the slimp wheel would take most of the tongue weight.

Does the slimp wheel accomplish anything? Who knows. I think the original purpose was to augment he hitch back in the day when trailers were pulled by big Detroit sedans and station wagons.
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I think it would be a real bear to back up,it would be like backing up a farm wagon. Dave
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Look closely and you'll see a similar one in the Lucy movie "long long trailer".
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Old 05-03-2010, 09:12 AM   #8
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First off, welcome to the Forums. We're glad to have you with us.

As to this unusual hitch system, I have never seen one, but it appears to be a similar concept as the dolly unit that UPS uses to pull a second trailer in tandem.

I have no idea if such a concept would be feasible, but it does present some interesting concepts. It would place the trailer's tongue weight directly on the axle of the dolly. It appears that the dolly's attachment to the tow vehicle is rigid. Therefore, backing of the trailer in a controlled manner would be possible as there is only one pivot point.

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Search "Hitch Hog" on YouTube.

The Hitch Hog never made it to market but there are quite a few short videos of the prototype.



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Old 05-04-2010, 10:43 AM   #10
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By the way, the original post says JC Whitney ad was selling the hitching helping device with the 2 yellow balls on rods, not the slimp. I have one and it really works well for hitching single handed.
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Old 05-06-2010, 06:21 AM   #11
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The Hitch Hog never made it to market but there are quite a few short videos of the prototype.

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Thanks Sean, this is the first info that I have received that is close to what if not the item I am looking for. I checked the web site and it looks like it no longer exists. Any info on how one could obtain one of these Hitches? Thanks again Sean
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As far as backing it should be no problem.The extra wheels are solid into the receiver,it just an extention of the receiver that bears the tongue weight. I never have seen one even at my age,but I do remember seeing pictures of them.I think I have also see this used for light pickups so that one might pull a big 5th wheel.
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I have to say thanks to all of you, thanks for the info on this hitch. I have not been able to actually find anyone who sells this hitch, yet. The hitches I did find are the STINGER HITCH - single or two wheel ball hitch not as beefy as the one in the picture, and the TOW BUDDY - now this is a well built hitch, it is for more of the fifth wheel use. look it up towingdiversity.com . I think this hitch has it uses but I am still on my quest for the hitch that I can use with my cargo trailer.
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I have to say thanks to all of you, thanks for the info on this hitch. I have not been able to actually find anyone who sells this hitch, yet .
Just an FYI, "Never made it to market" means it was never sold. Unless you find the prototype for sale, you will never find one, and there will be no dealers, no warranties, no support, and no parts available if something breaks.
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