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Old 09-26-2016, 09:34 PM   #1
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Blue Ox Standard vs Underslung Coupler question

Been a tough day so far. I had bought a 1000 pound Blue Ox Weight distribution Hitch, off Amazon, and when it arrived, I watched a video to prepare to set it up. The video informed me that there was a different set up for an underslung coupler, which I do indeed have on my trailer. I talked with Blue Ox, and they kindly sent me the underslung head within two days, with the plan being for me to send back the standard. A week went by without the remaining info, and when it came today, I had both heads on the table, preparing to ship back the standard. I put a twisty tie through one of them to mark it as what, I have no idea, I think maybe the one to keep? The one to send back? They look pretty similar, only one has mounts for the arms that are at a slightly different angle than the other. There are numbers, but not that would define either one or the other style. Can anybody help me to tell the difference between them, and know which to send back, and which to keep? Help? To make matters worse, the pool was closed and I couldn't get a swim in.
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I let the camera up in Vermont, in the Terry. But I'm a fairly cute, overweight sixty year old caucasian with a decent summer tan. Brown eyes. Why?
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Now that is funny! I actually did LOL
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I should have been more clear.

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I finally figured out a way of setting the heads that clearly shows the difference. If you place each head upright on a flat surface, one head has the pivoting arms touching the table, just barely, and the other has the arms floating about 1/4 inch above the table. I called Marty (nice guy!) at Blue Ox for the 4th time, and asked him to set up a standard and an underslung hitch in the same way, and he advised me that the underslung is the one with the1/4 inch gap. Whew! Thank you, Marty, and 1bigmess. I hope towing is easier that setting this thing up.
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Yes, it is. Just look a little further down the road than you normally do, check your mirrors to know where you are and what's around you, and plan your moves two or three steps ahead. You'll be fine and you'll have a lot of fun!
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I LOVE the picture comment. Couldn't have been a better response! Only wish I thought of that. Well done!
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The Avion is safely home. I worried about towing it for the past two weeks, and it really felt no different than my little 19 foot Terry. Guess I'll sell the Terry, and just travel with the Avion at his point.
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