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Old 09-26-2010, 01:45 PM   #1
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Cockeyed Reese Hitch

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Note absence of matching spring above 20K compared to spring above REESE. But I think that spring pulls the handle in.


I don't see any other reason. I have not taken the hitch apart yet, not knowing what to look for.



When I tow, DW leans to the right to counterbalance. But then she always votes conservative anyway. (Even funnier if you knew her.)
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I have the same hitch and it returns to level everytime. When is the last time you lubed it? There just may be a binding problem that a good cleaning and regreasing will solve. Disassembly is easy by removing a few pins.
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I have that same hitch. When you remove the top piece, turn it upside down and you will see two springs. One closes the jaws and one retracts the handle. Most RV supply stores sell replacements. Just because it leans to one side when unhitched does not indicate a problem, as it it free to tilt 6" fore/aft, and port to starboard. If you mean that tilt will not self-correct when you hitch up, then you have a problem.
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Hmmmm. I do lube it with 30W as per manual. Only been tilting in the last six months or so. No problem when towing. I just don't like the way it looks, and don't want to learn later that this was a clue to a bigger problem.


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I have that same hitch. When you remove the top piece, turn it upside down and you will see two springs. One closes the jaws and one retracts the handle.
One spring on each side, or two springs on the handle side? I only see one without taking the top part off.
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For what it's worth, mine self balances side to side. Front to back, it's all over the place when not towing.
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Replacement spring: Number of Springs and Replacement Springs Available For Reese 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch 16K | etrailer.com . Our 20K model uses the same springs,one on each side. It has nothing to restrict it from moving by itself when unhitched, as you will see upon dis-assembly. If it does not move easily from side to side, and fore to aft it is because it needs lubricating.
Mine get completely dis-assembled, inspected for wear, cleaned and re-lubricated, insure bolts are tight, annually.
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Thank you both for your replies! I will spring ahead with the repair.
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