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Old 07-17-2007, 09:48 PM   #1
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need a new ball mount for my TV

Hi all,
This site has proven to be extremly helpful for me and I want to thank everyone in advance for taking the time to read my messages and offer suggestions. I need a new ball mount for my tow vehicle with the sway bar attachments. Below, I have included some pictures of the current ball mount that I have which was originally made for a 1966 Oldsmobile 98. Unfortunately, everything is welded together and I need to lower the ball about 5 inches to make it compatable with my new Sierra 3500. Right now, the trailer is not riding level as the front axles are pretty much in the air with all the weight being on the back axles. I've thought about cutting the ball mount and re-welding it, however, have been told that this will decrease its structural integrity. Does anyone know where I can find a new ball mount (with the sway bar attachment) that is adjustable?
Thanks yet again,
Paul Caines

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Old 07-17-2007, 10:02 PM   #2
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YUP,

You sure are due for a new one. In fact, I would go the whole way and replace not only the hitch head, but the WD set up AND anti sway as well.

Reese Dual Cam or Equal-I-Zer....about 50/50 choice. I prefer the EQ, others love the Reese. For something as inportant as this, don't mess around with just replacing the head, as you will need new weight bars to go with your new TV as well. It's a HUGE difference between the Olds and a 1-ton truck!!!

Any quality trailer shop should have them and can properly install it as well, or Camping World as a last resort!
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thanks Lew, much appreciated!
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