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Old 07-25-2011, 10:14 AM   #1
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BENT Snap up bracket!!

After arriving home from the mountains last week, I discovered a snap up bracket was bent to the point of almost coming off the trailer frame. I carefully removed the torsion bars and returned it to the dealer for replacement. I contacted Reese with the problem but have not heard back from them yet. I am pulling a 31 RKS TT, tougue weight of 1050 pounds with a Ford Expedition. I have a Reese dual cam WD hitch rated for 1200 pounds. Has anyone else had an issue like this?? If so, what did you do to fix it? I'm going to try the heavy duty snap up brackets I've seen as I'm heading off for Ocean City, MD in a couple of weeks and don't want this to happen again. Any input would be appreciated.
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Old 07-25-2011, 10:29 AM   #2
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I had the same issue after my last trip and will be upgrading to the heavy duty brackets, and also upgrading to the 1,500lb bars. I don't have another trip planned until late September, so I have not ordered the new parts yet, but will be sure to give a report after the first trip.

FYI, I'm pulling a Jayflight G2 32BHDS and currently have a 1,200 WD Reese dual cam setup.
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I had an issue like that. I bought 2 new brackets which had holes to bolt them to the trailer. I also reinforced the frame on the inside with 1/8" steel plate. No bent snap-up brackets after that.
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Old 07-25-2011, 11:26 AM   #4
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Has anyone else had an issue like this?? If so, what did you do to fix it? I'm going to try the heavy duty snap up brackets I've seen as I'm heading off for Ocean City, MD in a couple of weeks and don't want this to happen again. Any input would be appreciated.
Although not a Reese, we had a similar problem with our Equalizer as well as a "fix". All is well now
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You need to contact Reese they have new redisigned brackes that they will send out free of charge. The new bracks are reinforced and should solve the problem. Here is the number for cequent towing products 800-521-0510
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This thread in "TechTalk" may be helpful: https://www.jaycoowners.com/showthread.php?t=2578

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You need to contact Reese they have new redisigned brackes that they will send out free of charge. The new bracks are reinforced and should solve the problem. Here is the number for cequent towing products 800-521-0510

I just called them and they will ship me a pair as soon as they have them made. Thanks for the phone number.
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You need to contact Reese they have new redisigned brackes that they will send out free of charge. The new bracks are reinforced.......snip
Stronger than the Reese HD #58392 brackets?

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Just got off the phone with Reese. They are sending me a pair of the heavy duty brackets. Now I just need to buy some heavier bars and a shank, and I'll be set!
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snip.......They are sending me a pair of the heavy duty brackets.....snip
TexasA&M,

Curious minds want to know....., what do they look like and what is the model number? If you can, post a pic of them in this thread when you get them.

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