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Old 10-11-2006, 09:04 AM   #1
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I've never seen this question addressed so I'll ask it:

I have a 10 year old Reese 20K hitch which I maintain and check regularly. However, I am on my second truck and second 5th wheel and thinking about a third one, but still have the original hitch. I would think that as long as the hitch is maintained that there should not be a problem but I don't know about things like metal fatigue. Any comments, observations?
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I've never seen this question addressed so I'll ask it:

I have a 10 year old Reese 20K hitch which I maintain and check regularly. However, I am on my second truck and second 5th wheel and thinking about a third one, but still have the original hitch. I would think that as long as the hitch is maintained that there should not be a problem but I don't know about things like metal fatigue. Any comments, observations?
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Old 10-11-2006, 12:41 PM   #3
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Contact the manufacturer for their opinion. I don't doubt that if everything is in good condition and there is no sign of weld failures that it should be good for another 10 years.
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Old 10-13-2006, 04:47 AM   #4
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I think Reese has a 5 yr. warranty on their products. My Reese 15K classic is now 11 yrs. old. With continued maintence and periodic inspection I expect it to last for many more years. The appearance is that of a 11 yr. old hitch exposed to the elements. I may re-finish it this winter, hope Reese will sell me new decals.
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One thing I'd do, with an older hitch in addition to general maintenance and upkeep, is to have the welds inspected and have a non-destructive test done to make sure the welds aren't cracked or have voids. If some are found, it's not hard to have the weld issues repaired. I'd consult with the manufacturer on any recommended weld repairs before doing the work.

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I have 2 Reese 20k Hitches. Both are about 6 yrs old. No problems with either one. Keep em clean and greased, should last for many years.
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I seem to recall that our RBW Li'l Rocker has a 1,000,000 mile warranty.
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Reese 20K hitch </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
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