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Posted September 12, 2013 - 11:30 AM

What type of hitch do you guys like. I am building a new 16' tandem trailer (I will take pics) and am leaning to a sleeve hitch.



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Posted September 12, 2013 - 01:15 PM

Not sure what you mean by " Sleeve Hitch"?  5th wheel hitch, Gooseneck Hitch, or frame mounted reciver hitches with ball style hitch or pintle style hitch. Roger.



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Posted September 12, 2013 - 01:31 PM

I think he is referring to this:

 

http://www.northernt...CFS4aOgodhl0AGg

 

I've only messed with one and I liked it. I figure I'll put one on my trailer if I ever have to replace the hitch.


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Posted September 12, 2013 - 02:16 PM

I think he is referring to this:

 

http://www.northernt...CFS4aOgodhl0AGg

 

I've only messed with one and I liked it. I figure I'll put one on my trailer if I ever have to replace the hitch.

Yup that is a sleeve hitch. I should have said sleeve "lock" hitch.The same one through Amazon is only $62.00.


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Posted September 12, 2013 - 02:35 PM

Those are good. I understand you have to make sure they are lubed really well. Should work well. Roger.



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Posted September 12, 2013 - 03:54 PM

My trailer has one of those and I really like it.
 
Easy to use, and a nice positive lock on the ball.
 
I also bought a lock for it that makes it even more secure.
 
http://www.ebay.com/...k-/200925618047
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Posted September 12, 2013 - 04:55 PM

My trailer has one of those and I really like it.
 
Easy to use, and a nice positive lock on the ball.
 
I also bought a lock for it that makes it even more secure.
 
http://www.ebay.com/...k-/200925618047

I just might invest in one of those.



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Posted September 12, 2013 - 05:18 PM

Yup that is a sleeve hitch. I should have said sleeve "lock" hitch.The same one through Amazon is only $62.00.

Send me a link to that $62 one! I want one on my trailer!



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Posted September 12, 2013 - 05:49 PM

 does the neck on that swivel so the load / trailer stays level to road and not bind on the ball? if so that looks like  a great set up



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Posted September 12, 2013 - 05:57 PM

http://www.amazon.co... V-Type Coupler

 

This is the same one as Northern tool.  

 

 

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Posted September 12, 2013 - 06:42 PM

Mine doesn't swivel and I've never had it bind.

It would have to be a pretty big tilt for it to bind.

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Posted September 12, 2013 - 09:50 PM

That bulldog hitch is the best one out there. It is very secure and there are no questions as to whether or not it latched. I have almost turned my trailer over and it stayed hooked up. One we had a small dozer on the trailer and one of the chains holding it came loose and the thing rolled back and almost came off the trailer - picking the entire rear of the suburban off the ground in the process. The hitch held.

 

One word of advice - keep your fingers away from the sleeve - just like a furry bulldog they bite.


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Posted September 13, 2013 - 05:42 AM

Send me a link to that $62 one! I want one on my trailer!

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Posted September 13, 2013 - 05:48 AM

Actually this is the one i just bought as I wanted a 2 5/16" ball. I have Amazon Prime so shipping is free. Of course "prime" is $75 dollars a year, but well worth it as I buy a lot of stuff through Amazon.

 

 

http://www.amazon.co...0?ie=UTF8&psc=1


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Posted September 16, 2013 - 08:35 AM

I had to have new hitch put on my trailer, they use the standard latch the slides down over ball and locks, I really wished I had spent the extra $$$ and got the one you are looking at. They use that type on almost all horse trailers, maybe due to the lock better and less apt to pop off.






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