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Old 09-15-2016, 01:27 PM   #1
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HitchGrip HG712 Hitch Coupling Tool

I've had my eyes on a HitchGrip HG712 Coupling Tool for some time now because I've got a bad back and I hate getting greasy hands, but I couldn't justify spending $36.
Amazon dropped the price to around $26 so I jumped on it and I'm glad I did.

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Old 09-15-2016, 01:41 PM   #2
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Cool

I almost bought one too. But I bought a 5th wheel instead....

Seriously, had I kept my TT, I would have bought one. It looks like a back saver!
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I almost bought one too. But I bought a 5th wheel instead....
I bet ur 5th wheel cost more that $26 hehehe
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Old 09-15-2016, 01:48 PM   #4
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I have been thinking about buying one. $26 is a much better price. Have you used it much? What are your honest thoughts?

I throw my back out (again) this time while tearing my rotatory cuff. So I have been making my eldest do the hitch work. He really does not like it, it is heavy, and weights half as much as he does.
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What are your honest thoughts?
It's a no-brainer; I've used it twice and I'm totally sold on it. It's a well made tool.
I keep the head of my Equal-i-zer WHD lubed up pretty good and this eliminates the mess.
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Old 09-15-2016, 02:06 PM   #6
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Thanks for the heads up, I just ordered one. After watching the video of the guy hunched over walking the hitch to his TV, I said, that's me. No more aching back....
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Old 09-15-2016, 02:09 PM   #7
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After watching the video of the guy hunched over walking the hitch to his TV, I said, that's me. No more aching back....
I hear that... hehehe
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Old 09-15-2016, 04:59 PM   #8
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Probably the best money I've spent so far on any accessories! It's a fantastic tool...
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I have been wondering about and looking at this tool myself. So as wanderlust did I could not pass up on the lower price and bought one myself.

I just upgraded to the 14K Equalizer and the 2.5" shank so I am really hoping this will make moving the hitch head around easier.
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It's a no-brainer; I've used it twice and I'm totally sold on it. It's a well made tool.
I keep the head of my Equal-i-zer WHD lubed up pretty good and this eliminates the mess.
Nice tool I'm sold. What kind of lube do you buy and do you put it on the ball? Also there is a grease fitting on my WDH can anyone tell me what color of grease I should use? Or have suggestions on a brand?

Thanks in advance!
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