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RE: Broke my hitch pin today

Do you even need a WDH with your rig? I use a Curt 2.5” ball mount on our 2020 F-250 to tow our 32.5’ Jayco 28RLS. Tongue weight is 1,081 lbs. https://www.etrailer.com/Trailer-Hitch-Ball-Mount/Curt/C45456.html That, is a good question.
Whangler 09/24/21 10:36am Towing
RE: Broke my hitch pin today

OK fellas,OP here, mea culpa. Its a 2.5" hitch receiver and I'm using a genuine GM reducer to 2". There's a bit of play between the reducer and the hitch receiver and lots of play between the 2" shank and receiving end of the adapter. I should have known that all these HD trucks would have a standard equipment hitch receiver that fits available WD shanks. Now I see there are readily available 2.5" WD shanks that fit my equalizer system. Thats what I shall get after this trip. Thanks for your help!
Whangler 09/13/21 12:54pm Towing
RE: Broke my hitch pin today

I've never liked that 3"-2" adapter set up. Think I'll visit the welder when I get home for some mods to the receiver.I recommend a proper 3" stinger, no adapters. That would be preferable, but i can't find a 3" shank for weight distribution systems.
Whangler 09/11/21 11:01pm Towing
RE: Broke my hitch pin today

Key says "ccp" on one side. and "lb10" in the other side. Seems to indicate that it's a Reese product. It may be a designed product by Reese, but a quick look revealed Country of origin ?China Scroll down to the bottom. Hitch Pin Are you sure the pin actually broke or did the lock fall off and the pin rattled out? Can't say for sure. but there sure was a loud metallic snap. I checked the pin lock before we hit the road and did a visual inspection this am. I've heard of poor quality steel and brass coming from China.
Whangler 09/11/21 08:18pm Towing
RE: Broke my hitch pin today

Since the 3" to 2" adapter places the load points 1/2" apart, that is asking for trouble. Also, 3" receivers require a 3/4" pin, but you probably used a 5/8" because that is what fits 2" shanks. Reese has sent much production to China and it would be a good idea to avoid those products. I've never liked that 3"-2" adapter set up. Think I'll visit the welder when I get home for some mods to the receiver.
Whangler 09/11/21 07:59pm Towing
RE: Broke my hitch pin today

Key says "ccp" on one side. and "lb10" in the other side. Seems to indicate that it's a Reese product. It may be a designed product by Reese, but a quick look revealed Country of origin ?China Scroll down to the bottom. Hitch Pin Are you sure the pin actually broke or did the lock fall off and the pin rattled out? Can't say for sure. but there sure was a loud metallic snap. I checked the pin lock before we hit the road and did a visual inspection this am
Whangler 09/11/21 07:56pm Towing
RE: Broke my hitch pin today

Key says "ccp" on one side. and "lb10" in the other side. Seems to indicate that it's a Reese product.
Whangler 09/11/21 06:30pm Towing
Broke my hitch pin today

Today, 900 miles in to a trip to Wyoming, driving hwy 26 near Palisades reservoir, 2 lane road with few turnouts, I heard a snap sound and soon felt as though truck had lost power. Drove another hundred yards or so before i found a pullout. Pin was gone and stinger held in by the chains. Well, the breakaway switch worked as it should. Ironic that i never carried a spare until just b4 this trip. Whew! that could have been ugly. Wondering about the cause. 1. 5 year old, 20k miles distressed pin? 2. #1 above due to excessive rattle? Its a 3" receiver with an adapter for 2" stinger. 3. I tried one of those u-bolt anti rattle devices for the first time on this trip. Could that have done it? It was one of those locking hitch pins btw. Truck is a '15 Silverado 2500 hd pulling an arctic fox 25r that weighs about 9k loaded. Thanks, Dave
Whangler 09/11/21 04:23pm Towing
RE: How does a longer shank affect backing?

What do you think about putting a front hitch on? Haven't even thought of it, but would certainly entertain that possibility. Tell me more?
Whangler 08/07/21 01:56pm Towing
RE: How does a longer shank affect backing?

Won't that make for a longer "lever" as far as the hitch goes? Meaning, you will be putting more strain on the trucks hitch to get the same WD. But, if the hitch is up to the task, sounds like it'll help with your ability to turn tighter. Do you remove the WD bars before doing the task? I have to do that with my TT when I park it at home.. Just because of the angle of the driveway I have to go up, there is an extreme angle as the trailer goes up the driveway while the truck is still on the street. Good luck! Mitch https://i.imgur.com/XG8H0uzm.jpg?1 Oh yeah, i remove the wd bars when I do tight backs. Questions answered on e-trailer.com seem to indicate that wd won't be affected as long as the tongue weight is within the limits of the shank's capacity. It's made by equal-izer which is the wd system on the truck.
Whangler 08/07/21 11:24am Towing
RE: How does a longer shank affect backing?

It will help. To hit the nose cap of the AF on the tailgate, you must be pretty much jackknifing the trailer, eh? Doesn't seem so, but obviously I'm cranking it too far.
Whangler 08/07/21 11:18am Towing
How does a longer shank affect backing?

I'm pulling a 2014 Arctic Fox 25r with a 2015 Silverado 2509 HD. Sometimes I scrape the tailight of the truck on the fiberglass nose cap of the trailer when backing it in to my driveway. Its a narrow street and I'm not 100% consistent in nailing it in on the first try without jacknifing. Will going from a 12" long shank to an 18" long shank buy me a bit of extra clearance between rear corner of truck and nose cap and better backing control?
Whangler 08/07/21 09:36am Towing
RE: RV furniture

We have Ekornes Stressless™ recliners in the house. For longer trips, we move them into the TT. They're quite light and easily fit through the door without disassembly. Not cheap but very high quality. Comfortable furniture is subjective but if these look like they might be your thing, check them out at Scandinavian Designs.
Whangler 05/18/21 08:34pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: i-5 san diego thru LA rest stops?

Thanks you all. I ended up taking the inland route to avoid the socal metropilis. I-8 ->111->78 -> i-10-> 62->247 ->58 -i-5..... Didn't hit significant traffic til i-580 into the bay area. A bit of a shock after 7 weeks of the great wide open southwest.
Whangler 05/18/21 12:27pm Roads and Routes
RE: i-5 san diego thru LA rest stops?

I should add that the absence of rest stops was a big factor in our decision to get a FloJet macerator for home use. We are now much more likely to use the facilities in our trailer while on the last leg of a trip, because we can easily clean out the black tank at home. Where does the effluent go after the macerator? Through a garden hose?
Whangler 05/10/21 08:03pm Roads and Routes
i-5 san diego thru LA rest stops?

There are no cal trans rest areas on I-5 in so-cal. My truck and trailer combined is 50' long. Coming from yuma, az to sf bay area. I've passed this way many times but would always just blow non-stop through I-5 from San Diego to Santa Clarita where I'd stop for gas. Nowadays, I need to stop to rest more often. Any recommendations for relatively stress free places to stop along this route?
Whangler 05/10/21 09:59am Roads and Routes
Shady park in Yuma AZ?

 We need to be in Yuma for a few days starting 5/9/21 for some follow up dental work from feb 2020. I see a lot of rv parks on Campendium and Park Advisor apps but figured some of you must know Yuma well and can make a recommendation for a tolerable park in the May heat. We're 30 amp so good shade would sure help. Dreading the heat after we've spent the past 6 weeks in Southern Utah, Taos NM and Santa Fe, NM. Yuma is our last stop before heading home to sf bay area. We don't particularly care for 55+ "resorts" but if there's one with decent shade, we'll deal with it. Can anybody who knows Yuma well suggest a decent park there with good shade? Thanks all, stay safe and well.
Whangler 05/07/21 04:42pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
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