HF Trl tongue and reese hitch

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HF Trl tongue and reese hitch

Postby pinkelephant » Tue Dec 05, 2017 9:22 pm

My local welder had these 12" long reese hitches and it gave me a thought
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I had him weld a 2x2 tube into it and then weld 3 sets of angle iron brackets to mount it and I have a tongue to tail reese hitch
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62# upgrade
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That drill hole is where I bolted the safety chain. I don't know how legal or wise that is but if I welded it, the tube would be stuck in the trailer
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I used washers to fill the gap over the bottom steel plate and I hammered a plate of steel over the 2x2 to fill the gaps before bolting it down.
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The trailer rides so smooth now that I cant feel it back there
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Re: HF Trl tongue and reese hitch

Postby pinkelephant » Tue Dec 05, 2017 9:40 pm

I still need to put one inch wide steel strips in the trailer frame for the bolts to run thru but a cold front just moved in so it can wait.
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Re: HF Trl tongue and reese hitch

Postby swoody126 » Wed Dec 06, 2017 8:04 am

no end to the apps for that little mod

bike racks, a hitch extender in the up mode for hauling a canoe/kayak, a stab jack point...

and you could even pull a light toy trailer :D

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Re: HF Trl tongue and reese hitch

Postby pinkelephant » Wed Dec 06, 2017 9:19 am

swoody126 wrote:no end to the apps for that little mod

bike racks, a hitch extender in the up mode for hauling a canoe/kayak, a stab jack point...

and you could even pull a light toy trailer :D

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I want to put a rack on the back to hold the predator 2000 generator and gasoline. I thought about pulling a little trailer but to do that I would want the axle all the way in the back like a real set of doubles so the hitch wasn't going up and down on uneven roads. So I won't be pulling any trailers :lol:
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Re: HF Trl tongue and reese hitch

Postby bobhenry » Thu Dec 07, 2017 2:08 pm

Chicken ! :D

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