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Old 02-21-2014, 08:31 AM   #15
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I assume that's a Draw-Tite. Specs are a bit incomplete on their website.

How much can you adjust the "pinch" when locking? Thanks.
Very little but enough to allow the ball to seat well into the coupler.
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Old 02-21-2014, 09:32 AM   #16
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Very little but enough to allow the ball to seat well into the coupler.
Thanks .... what I was looking for was how much ability is there to compensate for hardware above the "cup" portion of the towbar.

In other words, does an average Roadmaster towbar and locking pin fit without bind?
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Old 02-21-2014, 04:17 PM   #17
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The pintle hook hitch I have does not have any adjustment. It has a latching lock that secures the swing arm -only- when the arm is in full contact with the hook.

If shopping for this feature, be sure to check that. I have never seen one that was adjustable, but that doesn't mean they are not made that way.

I would shy away from the idea because the pintle arm could probably place pressure on a standard hitch coupler latch when the rear of the tow vehicle squatted like in a gutter/curb crossing. This could shear off the regular hitch coupler latch...not good!

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Hitch came off means the hitch came off the ball, was it tight enough ? Who Knows, but I am famililar hitches.

The chains were the ones that came with the dolly that were attached to to dolly.

I never saw the car or dolly after the accident as my insurance totaled them befor I got home. So no real post mortem.

I have seen many RVers towing with same rig or 4 down with no brakes/or breakaway of course.
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When you see truck rental companies (old Ryder, U Haul, Penskee, Budget) rest assured their tow dollies do not have brakes on them. I just can not see them accepting legal lability for no brakes on them from such a sue happy environment we seem to live in if it were not acceptable.

Their auto carries have brakes but that is not the subject at hand.
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I always check the hitch at fuel stops and food stops. Don't trust kids or someone you may have peed off on the highway earlier in your travels from sabotaging the hitch?
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I always check the hitch at fuel stops and food stops. Don't trust kids or someone you may have peed off on the highway earlier in your travels from sabotaging the hitch?
X2 and I lock the coupler latch.
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We check everything from air in tires to straps on KarKaddySS , start in the front and work back, even check clearance lights during the day just in case we get stopped. Plus I like all the lights working not just 1 or 2 LOL
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Where can I buy this type of hitch, looks like a great safety investment.
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