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post #1 of 6 Old 05-04-2012, 07:10 PM Thread Starter
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I made my son a trailer hitch for towing his horse trailer but it ended up coming apart and the trailer passed me on the freeway when testing it, because it had broken lose.
I did a little research and this is what I found Reese 30K Low Profile Fifth Wheel Hitch 30054 :: 5th Wheel Hitch :: Hitch Anything sounds good and looks safer, has anybody tried this?
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I made my son a trailer hitch for towing his horse trailer but it ended up coming apart and the trailer passed me on the freeway when testing it, because it had broken lose.
I did a little research and this is what I found Reese 30K Low Profile Fifth Wheel Hitch 30054 :: 5th Wheel Hitch :: Hitch Anything sounds good and looks safer, has anybody tried this?
What kind of trailer do you have???

Those "mini hitches" work fine but....they are not the same as a "gooseneck" style.
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I made my son a trailer hitch for towing his horse trailer but it ended up coming apart and the trailer passed me on the freeway when testing it, because it had broken lose.
I did a little research and this is what I found Reese 30K Low Profile Fifth Wheel Hitch 30054 :: 5th Wheel Hitch :: Hitch Anything sounds good and looks safer, has anybody tried this?
Ok, this should never have happened regardless if the hitch broke. To prevent a death of some innocent person please use a break away braking system and safety chains. I am not familiar with US state towing laws but in Canada, if your rig is not up to code, you are towed, horses or not.
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post #4 of 6 Old 05-07-2012, 10:24 PM
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I think you should find a professional shop to install the right kind of hitch to suit your needs.
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Thanks for the response... I guess we'll go for the gooseneck.
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I made my son a trailer hitch for towing his horse trailer but it ended up coming apart and the trailer passed me on the freeway



You tested it on the freeway??
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