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Old 03-29-2012, 06:32 PM   #127
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Thanks all, As for a name...I don't even have one for the truck yet. Closest I have found is that bad word for female dog, Bi***!!! AS for the trailer nothing yet. Pics are below. I have a few of the hitch on the front of the coach. Its weird for sure. Eddie told me they made something like the hitch that goes on the truck in the bed mounted onto the coach itself! I will need to figure out how to make a extension of about 12-16 inches to clear the bumper on turns. I may have to switch over to a standard type of hitch. Later, Dan
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Old 03-29-2012, 06:59 PM   #128
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Thanks all, As for a name...I don't even have one for the truck yet. Closest I have found is that bad word for female dog, Bi***!!! AS for the trailer nothing yet. Pics are below. I have a few of the hitch on the front of the coach. Its weird for sure. Eddie told me they made something like the hitch that goes on the truck in the bed mounted onto the coach itself! I will need to figure out how to make a extension of about 12-16 inches to clear the bumper on turns. I may have to switch over to a standard type of hitch. Later, Dan
Looks like the HR has an old gooseneck ball hitch.
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Old 03-29-2012, 08:43 PM   #129
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Yeah, just re-read your comments, and yup, it's a gooseneck, that's the ball in the bed style, it has a frame mounted part that's installed under the floor and you cut a hole in the truck bed for the ball to come through.

If that picture with yer tailgate down is how much clearance you'd have with the gate up with the hitch at the spot where the ball will be, I don't see quite how you have a clearance problem....
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I didn't quite get it there. I was close to the middle of the hump but it needs to be 2-3 inches forward of there. I can get a new Gooseneck hitch but i will have to see how much clearance i have when i get it to the hitch. Sure is a strange one. Will see maybe tomorrow, Dan
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Old 03-30-2012, 10:21 PM   #131
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Short story is that i am cutting the old hitch off and mounting a pin on the trailer. Second is the hitch is going to be mounted on the truck. If you try and use the current model the way it is, you can ONLY...Get hitched if, you are perfectly straight hitching or unhitching. The vehicle can be turned any direction if it is already hitched. The hitch has a narrow v in it and that pin has to be right there or it can't slide onto the hitch. With it on the truck..it can be at any angle to hitch and unhitch. Lets say i is going to be...updated!!! I forgot to take a picture of the pin it has. Long shank with a ring in the tip of the shank. Its not like the newer hitch pins. Its not a Gooseneck ball. I'm not going to play around with that stuff, I want it safe and new! I may cut corners but not when your 5th wheel passes you going down the road!!!
You may not see me here for a couple of days. Our church is having a General Conference this weekend so i will be back Monday, have a good weekend, Dan
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Old 04-02-2012, 09:16 PM   #132
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Had a super great weekend!! Worked on the hitch today. I am going to have to keep the hitch config, the way it is. The battery box is a deal breaker. Can't change things around. So.... I am making mount for the pin. Its not a Gooseneck hitch. It is similar but different egg. I have a couple of shots to show the pieces but you can see the pin on the pad. Looks close to a 5th wheel pin. But it isn't. Anyway, with luck, i should be able to tow the trailer by Thursday. Am going down to town tomorrow. Parts City!! And a guarantee to have a thinner wallet!!
With luck i should have it home by Friday the latest. They gave us a spot right beside our coach. Dan
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Old 04-02-2012, 09:22 PM   #133
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I almost forgot, Its a 1975 model. Made in 11/74. Gvwr of 8800pds. Front and back axle weight is 4480. Some of that weight will be on the truck but with the aluminum frame and skin and beams, i don't think it weights that much. I will find out when i yank it home with that 6 banger.
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Dan-you got the brake controller and have it the pigtail wired in??.
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Looks almost like a reversed upside down 5th wheel hitch.
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Old 04-03-2012, 04:28 PM   #136
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Fleamarketer, The brake system is not in yet. I am only going one way less than a mile to park it. I will also have a escort to handle traffic. Redneck Express, That's what it looks like to me too. Never saw one before like that.That hitch is made with 1/2" steel!! I have two pieces of 5/16" steel and the plate will not have the 4X4 on it when i am putting it together. That was for the fellow who had it. Mine is different. Custom design. I also plan to put a safety chain on it too. Have to figure out where to put it. The wiring will come next but i need a Battery and 110 hooked up to figure out where there is any wiring issues. I can't figure out why they put the Battery's in the tongue then ran the wire all the way back to the rear compartment to run to the different 12 volt uses. It also has the 110volt system there too. I am going to be moving the 110 panel to underneath the stove. The twelve volt too!! I plan to use the converter on the coach for that and pull as much of the wire as i can to that point. Same on the 110 side...Don't have to worry about studs with nails in it as the wall studs are all aluminum. Should be able to fish the wire to the new site. I can get the ceiling down some to help. Still haven't figured out Where they put tank gauges in but as old as this one is, they may not have had any. I can fix that!! I already know where i want to put it in. Now one thing i need to figure out is what kind of generator to put in the hole under the bedroom. Don't know what the measurements are but will work on that. It already has the gas tank and fill neck already installed. I Can't remember anything else, Need to make a list, Dan
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What did the PO use to tow this thing? Does he have any parts that could be used in your application?

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They had a Dodge Diesel.
This has to be one of those days...I should have stayed in bed!! I went and measured the hole for the pin and cut it out easy. Then i wanted to cut the two pieces off to clear a beam in the way. The Plasma Cutter Quit working...Again!! So, i get the torch out and start working on it again, wait for it...Ran out of O2!!
Took the hitch down to a friend and wouldn't you know it...He is gone a couple of days for ??? Got to looking at the hitch and looking at the clearance and why am i going to all that trouble to get the one piece off. It Clears!!! Brain Dead!!!!
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So, yer welding up a frame that connects to your truck frame (not your truck bed) to attach that pin to, right?
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You got it!! It has two bars of 3/8 inch steel running from the frame on both sides. All welded up and added a ramp to the edge so it will slide up on the pad. I went and pulled the trailer home and have it parked right next to our home. It took almost everything to pull it but i think it would have did better with a automatic transmission in it. With the 3 speed i got it to 35 mph with it in second gear. I didn't have to go far to get it here at home. Tomorrow i will be going down to the backcrackers at the Va. Saturday i will try and finish the bed and DA the sides and prime. I want to get that done Saturday. I don't work on Sundays anymore. Monday i can hand scuff it and paint it. By next week i hope to have the boxes installed. Getting close again. Starting to run out of funds again. Not much i can do on the truck and i can do some things on the new home. Hope everyone has a good weekend and Happy Easter one and all, Dan
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