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Old 06-07-2010, 07:50 AM   #1
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This says REESE...but

My sister gave me this hitch set up while we were visiting in Guthrie Ok yesterday...she said it was a Reese hitch she has had for twenty years...what do you guys think? It does say Reese on the sides --- and are there some links you could slap in here that will help me know more about how to install these when it comes to that?
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Old 06-07-2010, 08:13 AM   #2
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That is a reese hitch. A Day or two back there was a thread on identifying 500 lb bars I think which contained a link on how to set up a reese hitch.

What you have pictured is an older version of the hitch with out the dual cam sway feature
I have a couple of these in use.

check out post 5 in this thread
http://www.airforums.com/forums/f464...ars-65351.html
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Old 06-07-2010, 08:37 AM   #3
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Thankyou- I KNEW there was something about those older hitches some where---so I have bookmarked that article for reading after we go do the laundry...and will come back with what exactly this one is...
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Old 06-07-2010, 08:51 AM   #4
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That is a n Old Reese hitch. That said you do not want to use it on an Airstrean because it is not an adjustable head as far as tilt back and height is concerned.

The type of axles used on an Airstream require the the trailer ride parallel to the ground and the likely hood you will hit that on the nose with that welded head is slim to none.

As mentioned above it is also missing the sway control cams.

The bars are not the ones necessary for a WD hitch.
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Does any one of you have anything else to add? A fellow told me to oil the day lights out of it--and there IS one part that is bent and to take it to the 'tin man shop down the street to re-weld it and clean it up. But one of you has said NOT to use it...I need to know more about why not....?
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I've got one. I wondered if the head was Reese or not. Somehow its just the right height and the trailer's level. Try it on level pavement. Put on the WD bars and measure the trailer for level. If its not level, I suppose a good welder can cut, slide it a bit, and reweld it in the right spot. If it looks like its going to work for you, you will need a friction sway control and a little more welding on the hitch.

Of course you'll have an easier time with a nice modern set-up and cam sway control.
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