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Old 10-12-2014, 04:39 PM   #1051
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Old 10-12-2014, 04:42 PM   #1052
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here is another.. without PP hitch of course..

HowStuffWorks "How Towing Weight Distribution Systems Work"

Still, it shows the 'principle'...
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Old 10-12-2014, 06:54 PM   #1053
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Can someone tell me what page the cat scale technique is accurately described? If the opportunity presents itself, I'll give that a go as well
Try this link: http://catscale.com/how-to-weigh

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Old 10-13-2014, 07:37 AM   #1054
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Big problem

Somewhere between Santa Fe and Roswell, NM, my hitch pin disappeared. Either the lock failed or the pin broke. Of course, I had no clue until I tuned into the Roswell Wal-Mart and had to make a crash stop when someone cut me off. There was a big crash from the hitch. I got out and everything looked ok, although I didn't look at the pin.

I drove about 20 miles to Bottomless Lakes State Park and all seemed OK. I didn't notice the pin was gone until the stinger came out of the truck instead of coming out of the hitch when I pulled the truck away. The stinger is kinked at the pin hole. The rear portion of the stinger is OK, just the front end is a total loss. The Class V receiver was unharmed. My friends on the caravan helped me take the PP off and put it in the truck bed

It was late Saturday and I could only find a drawbar and ball Sunday, but the Airstream trailed quite well without sway or weight transfer for 300 miles from Roswell to San Angelo where I am now at the KOA. I have just 204 miles to get to the storage yard today.

Sean, if you are reading this, I'll be calling to order a new stinger part.
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Old 10-13-2014, 08:29 AM   #1055
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John,
That's scarey.
When convenient. please post a picture of the bent part of the hitch.
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Old 10-13-2014, 12:48 PM   #1057
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I have a question - what is the best way to secure the cable for the emergency brakes in light if this conversation?


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Old 10-13-2014, 01:25 PM   #1058
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This is how I attached the rock tamers to the Proride hitch using a 1/2" stainless steel bolt and nut. I used two pieces of nylon sleeving to fill in the slop around the bolt as the bolt had to be inserted at an angle.
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Old 10-13-2014, 01:38 PM   #1059
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I have a question - what is the best way to secure the cable for the emergency brakes in light if this conversation?


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I secure mine to the RECEIVER. If that comes loose, things will be really really noisy anyway...

In the next week or so I will be adding a connection to the 'frame'... just a strong cable loop, to which I can snap on the breakaway cable.
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Old 10-13-2014, 02:38 PM   #1060
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204 white knuckle miles today with no sway or weight controls, but the A/S is safely in the storage slot.

Yesterday was little wind and an easy 300 mile tow on mostly straight roads. Late yesterday afternoon, a front came through and last night and today was really windy and I was in the windy Texas Hill Country. I cut my speed to 55 and sometimes 50, but no real problems getting home.

I'll photograph and post the bent bar when I get a chance.
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Old 10-13-2014, 07:10 PM   #1061
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I have an extremely heavy duty wire tie looped around the truck frame away from the truck hitch structure. I then use a heavy carabiner to connect the emergency cable to the wire tie loop. I thread the cable over the bumper and go under and behind the license plate on my truck. I change out the wire tie each year.
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There is a thread on chains versus cables and others which addresses this topic, FYI



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I put an eye bolt through the sheet metal of the truck below the tailgate and snake the break away brake wire under the bumper and hook to the eye bolt. I put fender washers both sides of the sheet metal.
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I'll photograph and post the bent bar when I get a chance.
I tried, but the way the bar is twisted, I could not get a photo that was worth posting. In the photos, you could barely see that it was not straight, yet the pin hole is distorted to the point that a pin will not go through.
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