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Old 08-20-2011, 10:02 AM   #1
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Equal-i-zer Hitch storage at home

I've seen some clever storage solutions on the trailer frame, but has anyone got a good suggestion for storage of the hitch off the TV and off the AS? When I purchased my AS last January the PO gave me a wooden device he made to hold the hitch in storage. It is difficult to transport and difficult to get the hitch out. I just want something that makes storing the hitch in my shop relatively painless and efficient.
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Old 08-20-2011, 11:22 AM   #2
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I built a wooden box with handles on the sides for the hitch head & the other small pieces. The whole box goes into the bed of the pickup when we're traveling. I store the bars on top of the box in my garage when we're not traveling. It's just a simple wood box with a cover.
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Old 08-20-2011, 11:49 AM   #3
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I started with a $10 Harbor Freight mover's dolly, removed the carpet, added a few bits of scrap wood. Not the prettiest thing in the world, but it allows me to store the hitch and bars under a table in the back corner of the garage, then roll it all over to the truck when I am ready to install.
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For storage I usually just let the trailer handle it. I remove the hitch from the van, put the ball back in the trailer socket, lower the latch (padlock if worried about theft) and then place the bars on the L brackets.

If the receiver bar is a walking hazard, I'll put a box or brick under it and perhaps some other warning to step around.

Over winter, I'll coat the parts with hitch lube or a light coat of oil.
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We moved from an Equalizer to a Reese Dual Cam this year...

However, we use the Plano Sportsman Trunk to store the Hitch and the torsion bars.

The box fits nicely under the trailer when at home, and keeps the hitch and bars clean and free from sand, dirt etc when we are on the road.

Sportsman Trunk-1819-00 at The Home Depot

You can get it at Home Depot for around $25
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Thank you for the ideas. I could certainly build a wooden box (I might even have one that was a kitchen box on one of my old whitewater rafts, but I like the idea of the Sportsman Trunk with wheels.
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