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Old 12-05-2004, 12:00 PM   #1
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I like the heftiness of the Torklift unit. But it is almost $1000.00!!!!!
The Reese unit is rated for around the same capacities. Yet is half that cost! i.e. $250 for the hitch and $250 for the 48" extension.

So.....Looking for input about the Reese unit. I am only towing a 14 foot ATV trailer and two quads.
Input please?
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Old 12-05-2004, 12:00 PM   #2
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I like the heftiness of the Torklift unit. But it is almost $1000.00!!!!!
The Reese unit is rated for around the same capacities. Yet is half that cost! i.e. $250 for the hitch and $250 for the 48" extension.

So.....Looking for input about the Reese unit. I am only towing a 14 foot ATV trailer and two quads.
Input please?
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Old 12-05-2004, 02:28 PM   #3
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I can only speak of the Superhitch. I have been using one for a litte over a year. The hitch itself is massive compared to the orginial equipment one I took off. It installed easily. I did have to drill extra holes to mount it. I use a 28" extension and a standard ball hitch, no WD hitch. I have been towing a trailer/jeep combo that weighs in at about 5600lbs. I bought a tongue scale and set the jeep's position on the trailer to obtain a tongue weight of 590lbs. I have towed this setup on mountian roads and desert interstates and no sway at all at any speed. I have run as fast as 75 but normally run around 65. I have towed over some the high passes in Colarado and it handled just fine. Hooking up the extension takes a just a couple of minutes. I spent lots of time reading what I could about the different hitches and went with the superhitch as I knew I would have the jeep or a boat behind the rig most of the time. It just made sense to me the way it was designed it should work well and it has.
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Old 12-06-2004, 08:01 AM   #4
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I've got the Titan V towing a 7000 lb cargo trailer with a 30 inch long extension on a load equalizing hitch. Tongue weight is 780 lbs. You cut the Titan extension for the length you need. This has worked well for me for over 4 years of towing.

The Titan is a 2.5 in receiver, as is the 2.5 in. extension bar. Your 2 in. ball hitch fits in the end of the extension bar. I added 2 chains w/turnbuckles from extension end to receiver sides to help control turning torque that wants to push the extension bar to the side.

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I went with the Super Hitch from Torklift plus the 42" extension. I tow a Jeep Wrangler every now and then. I did just get back from a 5000 mile trip where I towed the jeep. Not one problem with system.
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Jeese you guys are giving me hitch envy! I have the stock heavy duty ford hitch and a 18" ext. matter of fact this is second truck I have had it on. I have home made camper mounts I plug in the sides and run a 18" ext off the back for harley hauler or 23 foot stratos hardtop W/A fishing boat. Been across the country and to Fl. several times with zero issues. (at least with hitch or mounts) I have been keeping an eye on it for rusting but looks OK so far and still feel safe. Scotty.
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Old 12-09-2004, 10:02 AM   #7
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I tow a 3,000 lb bass boat a a Reese Titan hitch with about a 24" extention, no problems in 9 years. 48" would be getting out there pretty far. What tongue weight / total trailer weight do you have with the two ATV's?

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Old 12-10-2004, 07:48 AM   #8
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I am wondering how you folks use a 24" extension with a camper that is hanging over by 4 feet?
Do you have a modified tongue on the trailer?
My ATV trailer is a single axel unit that is 5x14 foot. I have two 700 pound Polaris 500 ATV's and a 200 pound Honda 3000UI gen set and four 5 gallon gas cans.
Are you folks saying that the extension does not need to extend past the four foot overhang on your camper?
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With the 18" extention and the trailer tounge I haven't had a problem yet. As a matter of fact I leave the motorcycle trailer hooked up and use the tounge as a step. There seems to be plenty of clearance above the bumper and I have not jack knifed yet. Scotty.
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR> I am wondering how you folks use a 24" extension with a camper that is hanging over by 4 feet? <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

If that's for me, our camper is only 9' 10", so it doesn't hang over as far as the 11' 3" campers.

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Dang! My 1130 hangs off the truck by 42"!
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I've been real happy with my Super Hitch, I use the 42" extension. It's also convenient having two hitch positions when I don't have the camper on, I can use the same 4" drop for my boat trailer on the top receiver and my lighter weight utility trailer on the bottom receiver.

I don't believe the Titan has the same tongue rating at 42" as the Super Hitch, does it? The Super Hitch is 500# carrying which works well with a loaded hitch tray when I'm not towing.
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I have been very happy with my Titan V. I had it installed when I bought my Lance almost 5 years ago. I routinely tow a boat with 500-600# of tounge weight on the ball mount. I also frequently tow a jeep on a flatbed. I haven't weighed it but it squats the truck/camper severely more than the boat. I have towed it many times on the ball mount, but now I use a weight dist. hitch just to try to be a little safer.

I have the 48" extension. It handles everything I need it to.
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After much research, I went with the Superhitch. It does have a greater weight capacity than the Titan.

I don't remember the length that my camper extends behind the bumper, but our camper is 11'8 (I believe-I'm not at home) and we are able to use a 36" extension towing our boat.

No modifications to the trailer althought we did replace it with a dual axel trailer with brakes last summer.
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