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Old 03-15-2013, 10:27 PM   #1
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Question Snap up bracket handles for dual cam

I love our new Strait-Line dual cam hitch. Except for one thing. The handle is just a piece of straight pipe and that's it. It is well made though.

Our old Curt handle had a nice plastic/rubber grip on the end which was nice and comfortable. Would anyone know if there is another handle out there with a grip on it that we could substitute? The Curt one has a bend in it so that won't work. Or I wonder if there is a grip available somewhere that has a diameter to match the Reese handle? I wouldn't know where to begin looking for just a grip.
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Old 03-15-2013, 10:29 PM   #2
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I love our new Strait-Line dual cam hitch. Except for one thing. The handle is just a piece of straight pipe and that's it. It is well made though.

Our old Curt handle had a nice plastic/rubber grip on the end which was nice and comfortable. Would anyone know if there is another handle out there with a grip on it that we could substitute? The Curt one has a bend in it so that won't work. Or I wonder if there is a grip available somewhere that has a diameter to match the Reese handle? I wouldn't know where to begin looking for just a grip.
Go to a bicycle shop and get some handle grips and Super Glue one on.
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I'd get one with streamers...you'd be the talk of the campground!

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I like the Streamers Go to H/D or Lowes and buy (Dip It) plastic handle dip,use it on any handle,no machining or gluing required. Youroo!!
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Yeah, it looks like bicycle grips are the way to go and real easy to find.

If I get one with streamers, that'd make it easier to find in the storage compartment. Heck, I might even get fellow campers asking where I got the handle from.
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Handle grip solved. After looking on ebay and elsewhere, I went to the local bike shop. They wanted $20 for a pair of new ones and I said I just needed one to put on the end of an old handle I have. So they looked in their parts drawer of odds and ends and I got a really nice soft rubber grip for nothing.

Bike grips are typically for 7/8 dia. tubing so I had to coax it on with warm water and soap. Now I have a nice looking and very comfortable grip for our Reese snap up handle.
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Handle grip solved. After looking on ebay and elsewhere, I went to the local bike shop. They wanted $20 for a pair of new ones and I said I just needed one to put on the end of an old handle I have. So they looked in their parts drawer of odds and ends and I got a really nice soft rubber grip for nothing.

Bike grips are typically for 7/8 dia. tubing so I had to coax it on with warm water and soap. Now I have a nice looking and very comfortable grip for our Reese snap up handle.
perfect! I have the same system/same handle. will keep that in mind.

My first thought was to get the tape they wrap baseball bat handles with.
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And of course, thanks go to Old Coot for this idea.

But the free one did not have a streamer on it...
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And of course, thanks go to Old Coot for this idea.

But the free one did not have a streamer on it...
You can always add the streamers.

BTW, you're welcome!
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yes, now I've heard...correction...read it all!!!!
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