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Old 12-13-2007, 05:26 PM   #15
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Old 12-13-2007, 05:27 PM   #16
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Boy them things are really expensive. Must be really good stuff...SAM
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Old 01-25-2008, 03:28 PM   #17
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fyi

2 nearly new hahas on ebay...

and a 3p to boot!

...haha n 3p...

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Old 02-27-2008, 12:01 AM   #18
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fyi

once again this month, 3 hahas on the 'bay...

2.5 haha 4 sale...

actually ONE of the sales is for a partial haha...

the asking price for 1/2 a hitch is way too high.

otoh there is a complete unit of recent vintage (06) that looks very good.

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Old 03-30-2008, 11:22 PM   #19
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and this month...

one haha on ebay.

the orange thing...

looks 2 b in great shape, complete including a spare parts bag...

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Old 03-31-2008, 08:28 AM   #20
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No serial number posted, so make sure you get it if you bid. Then someone here can tell if it's been through more than one owner. That photo looks like it was taken right out of the box, doesn't it?
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Old 03-31-2008, 03:21 PM   #21
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Okay, got it. That hitch is S/N 7357. He's selling it because he went to a 5th wheel (with a TrailerSaver of course). He re-painted it all, that's why it looks like a new one.

That should be a good buy. 3 years old and one owner. It's eligible for a warranty. Just call in to Jarrod at x103.
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good info ron,

lets see where the price goes at auction.

it's impressive 2 me that a lifetime warranty can be purchased after the fact and on a used/2nd hand product.

otoh....

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...He re-painted it all, that's why it looks like a new one...
it's obvious it was repainted because it looks BETTER THAN NEW!

not that faded chipped dismal look that even new, right out of the box ones have...

of course i'm sure that beat up look is secondary to shipping abuse, and out of your control...

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Old 03-31-2008, 03:42 PM   #23
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Don't give me too much credit. Yes, shipping is rough but I'm determined to improve that paint job. Believe it or not, paint is one of the most difficult and expensive operations to upgrade with any product. When I was an engineer with the auto companies, you'd get shot if you even suggested a change in the paint process.

I don't think I'll get shot at Hensley, though I might get scratched up a bit (I know, better me than the hitch).
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Don't give me too much credit. Yes, shipping is rough but I'm determined to improve that paint job. Believe it or not, paint is one of the most difficult and expensive operations to upgrade with any product. When I was an engineer with the auto companies, you'd get shot if you even suggested a change in the paint process.

I don't think I'll get shot at Hensley, though I might get scratched up a bit (I know, better me than the hitch).
Have you guys looked into Por-15 Hardnose paint? I might do mine with this product and was wondering if you have heard anything about it. Suppose to be chip resistant and what not.
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Have you guys looked into Por-15 Hardnose paint?...
i think sean looked at it for the his new hitch and reported it was too costly to use.

it's hard to believe adequate paint on a small chunk of iron selling for 3,000 BUCKS could be an issue.

IF i were to completely strip and dissemble mine, i'd consider using the por 15 or having the pieces coated with line-x/ rhino liner type stuff...

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I haven't gotten pricing on that one yet. It's not so much the cost of the paint itself, it's the environmental regs you've got to overcome whether you do it yourself or outsource.
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I might just go that route. I read reviews were the stuff is tuff as heck and holds its gloss. The bad thing for a manufacture is that it takes over a week to fully cure.

I was just going to build a temp paint booth with a box fan and filter. I wouldnt think I would have to worry about environmental regs doing it at home. I still have to read up on it but did see that they have an orange that is very very close to the HA orange. I would also do the black stuff as well. Not a huge fan of the truck liner look. From what I have read, using Por-15 with a hardnose topcoat should keep the parts looking new and rust free for many years.
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I'm not sure how well the Rhino-lining would hold up in areas that flex a lot (spring bars). Also, the tolerances on the spring bar jacks are very tight. Certainly not enough for a thick coat of that stuff. My jacks shave off my fresh coat of paint the first time I use them.
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