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Old 10-28-2010, 12:43 PM   #1
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I found this hitch...what is

I was working at my paint job today and went around to the Salvation Army dumpsters to retrieve some T- shirt rags, and this was laying down in there,
I already have an old reese hitch...but does anyone know anything about this one by looking at it? Thanks, I am sitting here for a while. Bill PS I am not this smiley character.
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Old 10-28-2010, 01:01 PM   #2
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It looks like an old EAZ-A-LIFT, but I haven't seen one with the little vertical posts. Maybe they were added as a place to hook the chains onto (which is a big no no cause if your hitch-pin fails or falls out, you loose the whole connection to the TV).
The bars and other parts were not there?

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Old 10-28-2010, 01:03 PM   #3
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I will be going back after lunch to look further down...
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How about attaching the trailer safety chains to the posts? ? ?
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Old 10-28-2010, 02:38 PM   #5
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How about attaching the trailer safety chains to the posts? ? ?

See my earlier post for explaination.
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Old 10-28-2010, 02:39 PM   #6
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I believe the posts are for friction sway control. Either homemade or old fashioned.
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Old 10-28-2010, 02:54 PM   #7
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It looks like it is a standard hitch that was modified to have sway control. I almost looks like some one could have put shocks on both sides over the post for a crude sway system. They could have on the other end a simalar post with a pin to hold it on.

Just my .02
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Old 10-28-2010, 04:01 PM   #8
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There are hollow round tubes to insert round W/D bars from the bottom. I think it is an early Drawtite. The vertical pins look like some homemade frictional dampener pivot points. Not much good without the W/D bars and the frictional shocks that went over the pins.
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I will try googleing it...still wondering, There were no other parts to be found. And there is no makers mark on it either.
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Old 11-02-2010, 08:39 AM   #10
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I have towed with this type of hitch and sway control before. The sway control (shock absorbers) are attached to the A-frame of the trailer. The welded ball mount that you have in the pic looks to be an Eaz-Lift.

Just found the Advertisement in an old trailer magazine;

Saf-T-Trail Sway Control
The ultimate in towing safety

Sold by Northwest Marketing and Manufacturing Co
Billings, Montana
This magazine is from 1971
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