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Iraqvet05

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Posted: 10/30/19 09:11am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Really like mine when it comes to carrying around my Equilizer head. The tool makes it balance much easier and I can carry it with one hand, not two...and I don't have to touch the greasy ball head. The tool is made of nylon/plastic with steel jaws at the opening...it probably weights 1.5 lbs.


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I tow a 37' Mesa Ridge BHS310, I cannot imagine pulling it without the Hitch Grip. I firmly believe the hitch saved my family from a major accident on our last trip. it did what it was supposed to in an emergency maneuver and we were able to maintain control. It earned a restoration and now looks good as new.

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frankgibbons1947 wrote:

I tow a 37' Mesa Ridge BHS310, I cannot imagine pulling it without the Hitch Grip. I firmly believe the hitch saved my family from a major accident on our last trip. it did what it was supposed to in an emergency maneuver and we were able to maintain control. It earned a restoration and now looks good as new.

Uhhh, the Hitch Grip is a tool for carrying your trailer hitch head from the tow vehicle to the garage to store it for the winter. It attaches to neither the trailer nor the tow vehicle.


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Posted: 11/01/19 11:02am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

WOW WOW WOW !!!!!!!!!

Just received my tool and love it. Much easier on my back.

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Posted: 11/01/19 05:22pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

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Posted: 11/01/19 05:48pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

My EQUALIZER 14K is very heavy. Probably over 100#.
I would never attempt to carry it with one hand. That much weight hanging off of one arm would throw my back out for sure.

I found a simpler cheaper more effective way than this tool.

First to remove the hitch:

I got a 5/8" round steel bar about a foot long. I insert this into one of the unused adjusting holes on the drawbar centering it.
Then I straddle the drawbar with my back to the tailgate. I grab each exposed end of the barstock and ease the hitch out of the reciever.
Then I walk slightly spread legged carrying the hitch with both hands and the weight perfectly centered beneath my spine. It probably looks a little goofy, but it really works.

Installing the hitch is a reverse of the procedure... I back in into the reciever. It really is pretty easy.



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Posted: 11/01/19 10:07pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

My Reese hitch is 51 lbs. works great for my application.

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