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Old 05-21-2022, 11:10 AM   #1
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Hitch Head Storage

Like many other I have been beating the storage door when putting hitch head away. The older I get the more difficult to lift it into cubby. I found this frame mounted storage and I am very pleased. Hitch head and spring bars can be securely mounted for storage.
https://ezstorhitch.com/
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Old 05-21-2022, 11:33 AM   #2
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Can you provide more info? What brand is it, who makes it, where did you get it, price point etc. Many here are looking for the same thing.
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Old 05-21-2022, 01:07 PM   #3
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I bought from factory. It is also on Amazon. $179

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Old 05-21-2022, 02:46 PM   #4
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I've always left mine locked on the truck. I use a hitch grip when handling the hitch.

https://www.amazon.com/HitchGrip-HG7...s%2C131&sr=8-1

Not nit-picken, but why is your Blue OX so rusty? It needs some rust preventative....
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Interesting, but you still have to lift that gawd awful heavy thing in and out of 2 places. I intend to make a frame on casters at the appropriate height to just slide mine on and off of. I have no need (or the room) to store it on the trailer frame--the garage is fine, and out of the elements.
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[QUOTE=Route 66 Traveler;1049605]I've always left mine locked on the truck. I use a hitch grip when handling the hitch.

X2!! I’m just short of 70 years old with hardware in my lower back. I don’t want to handle that frick’en hitch anymore than I have to. “Hitch Grip” is my friend. Best darn do-dad I have bought in a long time!
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I've always left mine locked on the truck. I use a hitch grip when handling the hitch.

https://www.amazon.com/HitchGrip-HG7...s%2C131&sr=8-1

Not nit-picken, but why is your Blue OX so rusty? It needs some rust preventative....
The Hitch Grip was without a doubt some of the best money I ever spent!!
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I just leave it attached to my truck when camping and bring in inside my workshop when at home.

If I felt the need to move it somewhere, you can get a bumper mount receiver hitch for $20 or $30 and mount it to the A-frame of your camper and put it there. $180 seems excessive for about $10 worth of parts to me. I'd rather spend that money camping...
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Just thinking about potential personal injuries and vehicle damage that could happen using that method makes me think it's a very bad idea.
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I accomplished the same thing 10 years ago with a bumper hitch used for mounting bicycle carrier mounted to the A frame. Even has a hole in it for a hitch lock. It was much less money, same amount of effort to make happen and does the same thing. Four hooks from H/D to hold the torsion bars. At the time I was all in for less than $30. Today would be around $45.

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Just thinking about potential personal injuries and vehicle damage that could happen using that method makes me think it's a very bad idea.
You don't leave it there to hook up.
1. Back TV close to hitch (you only have to carry it for about 12") Wife helps.
2. Remove hitch from tongue.
3. Put hitch in receiver
4. Hook up trailer

Cost: $0 for the hitch, $6.56 at Lowes, $4 at TSC for tarp hooks

I fail to understand the advantage of storing your hitch on a receiver on the tongue or back bumper. Same result except greasy ball is exposed and requires protection. Just me?
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Whatever works best for you....

I never leave grease on the ball. Wipe it off when unhooked, put on a dab of new ball Lube when hooking up.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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Whatever works best for you....

I never leave grease on the ball. Wipe it off when unhooked, put on a dab of new ball Lube when hooking up.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1



They make rubber ball covers that work quite well. What is the advantage to wiping it and re-greasing it every time you unhook?
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They make rubber ball covers that work quite well. What is the advantage to wiping it and re-greasing it every time you unhook?

So I can do a visual check for excessive wear and possible cracks. It also keeps my ball cover clean and not full of black grease.
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They make rubber ball covers that work quite well. What is the advantage to wiping it and re-greasing it every time you unhook?
I have used a sliced open tennis ball for a cover, worked well for my needs. ~CA
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Just getting around to maintenance from over winter. On the list.
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So I can do a visual check for excessive wear and possible cracks. It also keeps my ball cover clean and not full of black grease.

I see. Never heard of a ball wearing out, but then there's lotsa stuff I never heard of. :-) I also thought the rubber cover was to keep the ball nice and greasy so it wouldn't get dry and prone to moisture.
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I see. Never heard of a ball wearing out, but then there's lotsa stuff I never heard of. :-) I also thought the rubber cover was to keep the ball nice and greasy so it wouldn't get dry and prone to moisture.

My thoughts are that a ball cover helps keep blowing sand and dirt off of the grease that is on the ball. If the greased ball has sand mixed in then that would certainly not be a good thing and would defeat the purpose of even having a greased ball. ~CA
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My thoughts are that a ball cover helps keep blowing sand and dirt off of the grease that is on the ball. If the greased ball has sand mixed in then that would certainly not be a good thing and would defeat the purpose of even having a greased ball. ~CA

Well, those would be my thoughts too, why the nice, tight fitting cover (or tennis ball) goes onto my greasy ball if the trailer is unhitched. Keeps things nice and greasy clean.
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