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Old 09-28-2011, 12:14 PM   #1
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Hello fellow Campers;



I would like to know how many of you have replaced your hitches? I'm not looking to start a war on which one is best, but would like to know when should I look to replace mine. I currently have a Husky 16K hitch that has served me well for 7 years old. I have repainted it one time and do regular inspections and lube. It does show wear on the surface paint, but otherwise works great with no problems. I have never used a cover (next one I will), so it does show some rust from the weather.



This is the third truck it has been installed. I had to purchase new rails for my 2009 Dodge and wanted to know if I can purchase a new hitch and use the same rails (less than 2 years old).



Thanks for replies. I don't want to wait until something goes "glunk" before I consider replaceing.



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Old 09-28-2011, 12:27 PM   #2
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Keith, we have a B&W companion and it is 8 years old and showing no signs of wear. Actually took it to a B&W dealer/installer two years ago to have it checked after a semi with trailer ran into the back of my 20K dump trailer and he said I was good to go after tightening two bolts on the frame mount. Feels good to know it will take a lickin' and keep on tickin'
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Old 09-28-2011, 12:34 PM   #3
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My Drawtite hitch head is over 11 yrs old and still works fine, been repainted once. I replaced the fixed legs with Reese slider legs in '03, so they are 8 yrs old. Again, no problems with them either. I do have a heavy nylon cover that protects most of the hitch, but more recently I have been lax about using it. Right now the hitch is laying under the front of the fiver since I need an open truck bed and the Cruiser is home til we get a new building erected. I really don't know why a hitch should need replacing if fairly well maintained.
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Old 09-28-2011, 10:21 PM   #4
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Keith, our RBW hitch is 7 years old and other than one repainting and giving it a good once over several times a year it seems to be doing fine. As long as it keeps doing what it is suppose to I have no plans to replace it.
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