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Old 04-20-2008, 09:43 AM   #1
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Whille looking around on the Web for something else, I found this unusual, but interesting, hitch system at The Hitch Corner sells the hitch helper. What do you all think?

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It does not appear to have any spring element. Therefore, it is unable to adapt to changes in road level. It would not contribute if the road below it drops by comparison to the trailer and TV wheels and would be overloaded if there is a higher spot the the little tire has to go over. The only give in the system is the sidewall of the little tire. It is like a little tag axle with only one small wheel and no suspension. On completely level road it would work. But I have never come accross one in my travels.
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It's called a slimp wheel:
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I think they used something like this in the Long, Long Trailer movie...
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It does not appear to have any spring element. Therefore, it is unable to adapt to changes in road level. It would not contribute if the road below it drops by comparison to the trailer and TV wheels and would be overloaded if there is a higher spot the the little tire has to go over. The only give in the system is the sidewall of the little tire. It is like a little tag axle with only one small wheel and no suspension. On completely level road it would work. But I have never come accross one in my travels.
Not sure how effective it is, but it does say that there's a coil spring suspension on it. The picture show a little spring under the receiver bar.
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I think they used something like this in the Long, Long Trailer movie...
They did, with two wheels. Allowed the car to tow a mobile home.
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