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Old 06-04-2016, 11:22 AM   #1
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Pintle hitches

Where I work we have several trailers and I am sure you have seen the set up of the pientle hitch. Wonder why no one has used the same method on a RV trailer. WD bars could even be added. That hitch system is STRONG. Might make a little noise but it ain't coming off.
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Are you talking about a 'Pintle' hitch? They are super strong, used in construction, military, and agriculture, but are a bit 'sloppy' in use and set up noise and jarring in towing. If a Class 4 hitch is too light, then I guess you could change to a pintle or pintle and ball type hitch.
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Thanks for the spelling. I just thought the strength of that style could be adapted to an RV hitch. Seems the ball hitch is not nearly as solid and the hitch can pop off the ball in an accident. Would like to see a more positive connection between the truck and the 8K being towed behind it.
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I pull double 'pups' , (28' ea) and they have a pintle hitch to the back of the front trailer. No slop because there is a air ram to keep it tight. Would be easy enough to build in an electric one on a rv I would think...
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If you convert to a pintle hook, let us know. I also used them for years.
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In the event of a roll over, I think it may be good for the trailer to go another way. I could be wrong just my opinion
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I am unable to find any RV use of the pintle hook type hitch. I am sure not going to modify one myself.
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I am unable to find any RV use of the pintle hook type hitch. I am sure not going to modify one myself.
I think there is a Off-road camper that uses one. High over the axle pop up for use behind Jeeps and other similar vehicles. The pintle hitch allows for more twisting between vehicle and trailer while off-road. Trade off of the less slop of a ball hitch for more flex.
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