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Old 08-09-2011, 08:35 PM   #1
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Reese hitch recall!!!!!

Hi Gang,

I just got this notice today from Cequent Performance Products, Inc. They are the manufacturers of Reese and Pro brand weight distribution hitches.

This recall applies to purchases of Reese brand or Pro brand weight distribution hitches made AFTER AUGUST 1, 2010.

THE RECALL INVOLVES REESE PART NO. 54970 AND PRO SERIES PART NO. 63970 weight distribution shanks with the following serial numbers: TD100435, TD100451, TD100456, TD100511 0R TD100617. THESE SHANKS WERE NOT MANUFACTURED TO PROPER SPECIFICATIONS AND MAY FRACTURE WHEN SUBJECT TO LOAD.

I you have an affected product, you should call Cequent Customer service an 1-877-208-2537 to arrange for pick-up of the recalled product and it's replacement.
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Old 08-09-2011, 08:46 PM   #2
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To their credit, they have been pro-active. I received a telephone call last week based on my purchase (and warranty registration). The rep confirmed my serial number and informed me that mine was not an affected unit.
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Yikes! I wouldn't want to see one of those shanks let go!!
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Old 08-10-2011, 06:54 AM   #4
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Yikes! I wouldn't want to see one of those shanks let go!!
All the more reason to make sure our breakaway switches are connected properly and functioning...
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Does the integrity of the ball/socket hitch joint depend upon the shanks being intact?
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Does the integrity of the ball/socket hitch joint depend upon the shanks being intact?
Not completely sure what you mean...but no. If a shank broke, the hitch head, ball, spring bars plus a chunk of the shank would be hanging from the ball socket and the rest of the shank would be in the receiver.
HOPEFULLY the trailer tongue would be nestled in the safety chain "cradle" and your breakaway switch pulled and you could drag the AS to the shoulder safely.

That's IF you have everything set up just right.
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Thumbs up Reese hitch recall

Thanks for the information from a Reese hitch owner and a newbie to rving
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