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Old 10-03-2013, 12:46 PM   #21
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I would appreciate it if you would post a picture as well. From their website it looks like you have to drill into the hitch head. Is that the case? Does hitching and unhitching work as normal or do you have to remove the safety bar?

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Old 10-03-2013, 12:48 PM   #22
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I would appreciate it if you would post a picture as well. From their website it looks like you have to drill into the hitch head. Is that the case? Does hitching and unhitching work as normal or do you have to remove the safety bar?

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Old 10-03-2013, 01:12 PM   #23
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I have an R20 and after looking at Lou's pictures, I don't think that "catcher" will work very well on the R20 (probably why it's not available).

I'm also one of those silly people who don't think it's necessary. It's very easy to see when the R20 has the pin secured, and if you always do the pull test per the instructions, I don't think you'll ever have a problem. What if you're in a hurry and forget to check? Ok. What if you're in a hurry and forget to engage the Butches?
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Old 10-03-2013, 01:43 PM   #24
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You have a good point Barry.

Since you have an r20 would you mind telling me is the roll pin on you locking handle inside the outer tube on one side. I have a picture I can send as an example. I contact reese and they said not to worry about it, but im curious, doesn't look right to me. seems to have a lot of play in it.
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Old 10-03-2013, 01:57 PM   #25
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D, I'll be happy to answer your questions but don't know what that term refers to. I had previously posted some pictures in this post that you might look at to see if they help. Otherwise, a picture would be great.
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Old 10-03-2013, 02:10 PM   #26
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r20 locking handle

This is the locking handle where the 2 parts connect together. first picture doesn't seem right to me, second is how it is on the opposite side and seem fine (hope I attached them correctly)
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Old 10-03-2013, 04:07 PM   #27
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D, mine looks just the same. It doesn't look to me like the bushing is big enough to accept the round part of the handle there (by design).
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Old 10-03-2013, 06:10 PM   #28
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closer look

i think im not explaining it properly. I zoomed in a bit on the pin and circled it one side looks fine but the other look damaged or pushed in too far. the first one is how it probably should look on both sides. The second one the hole is out of round (the dark spot from about 3o'clock to 8o'clock)
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Old 10-03-2013, 09:44 PM   #29
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King Pin Safety Hitch Pin

This is my installation, has been on there for over a year and ten outings with no problems, thank God and Butch"
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any chance you could post a pic or 2 of the King pin safety catch ?
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i think im not explaining it properly. I zoomed in a bit on the pin and circled it one side looks fine but the other look damaged or pushed in too far. the first one is how it probably should look on both sides. The second one the hole is out of round (the dark spot from about 3o'clock to 8o'clock)
D, sorry. I dropped the ball on this.

My roll pin is slightly recessed on both sides and looks smooth. I don't think there's a problem with yours however. It's the part in the middle, where the two pieces of metal come together, that matters.
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